Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Ghastly Party... It's BYOB!

Welcome to Crooked Gulley's Ghastly Project!

If you go into the city tonight you're in for a scary surprise!
For every Ghastly that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because...
Tonight's the night the Ghastlies are having their GALA!

What's that you say?? It's BYOB?
I need a wine carrier that's made just for me?
I've got it! I've found it!  

It screams, "LOOK and SEE!"




It's chic and carries the best Chardonnay,
There's even more room for Merlot and Cabernet!
Sparkly with pockets and secure compartments.
And think of all the marvelous compliments!


There's room for a cheese board, knife, and bread,
Oh what a marvelous, delicious spread!
Check out the pockets for napkins and corkscrew.



How about the backside? It's cute and chic, too.


It's simply sublime, and I'll look divine!
And... now, I'm done with this silly rhyme!!!

     Well... I can hardly wait for the next BYOB party at my golfing community.

No more brown paper bags for moi. 
I now have the end all in party carriers.

     I could have used basic fat quarters, but had to buy a yard of the green to get the perfect placement of the pictures. I also double lined all four sides with quilt batting. I wanted the protection and the insulation to keep my chardonnay cold. The carrier's width is the same as a wine bottle on it's side. That way if I'm taking just one bottle (which is usually the case... I'm not a lush!) it can place it on it's side. The bag is also a wine bottle tall. So, basically it is a square. The handles are just strap webbing material sold by the yard at Joanns or Walmart. I used metallic silver thread to quilt the lovely ladies hair, the knives... and the candles.

     That's it, that's all. Just a cute sassy, classy BYOB party bag. Hope you enjoyed seeing it.

And... don't forget to visit the other Ghastly Blogs for today
Mrs. Jane Ghastly
Mrs. Mary Ghastly
Mrs. Michelle Ghastly
Mrs. Dawn Ghastly
Mrs. Mary Ghastly... That's me... you're here

Keep stitchin' for the ones you love!
Hugs from Mary

137 comments:

  1. I love that you made it so that the pictures fit just right. Great idea!

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  2. Super cool and classy. You are a clever Ghastlie girl. How you will be the envy. Thank you for sharing another inspiring Ghastlie project with us.

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  3. What a great idea! Love your wine tote! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing! Have a Ghastly Day! :)

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  4. If I'm not mistaken, it looks like you sewn just right on the fabric to make it kind of pop? Or else my eyes have gone, lol! But if you did do stitching in certain areas to make the scene pop, wow it really worked and looks awesome. :)

    Thanks for the share!!! :)

    Please enter me in the Ghastlie Giveaway. I'd highly appreciate! Have a wonderful day.

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  5. Love your wine bag,very tres chic :) Barb.

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  6. I love your bag, it's adorable (I mean ghastly!) If you brought it to my party, I might have to arm wrestle you for it!

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  7. I love the bag and the great quilting you did on it as well. Very Ghastly Perfect.
    ~a

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  8. You will be the darling of the chardonnay set. Beaut little project, just be careful that someone doesn't find it too ghastlie and walk/run off with it. Have a ghastlie day.
    Sue

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  9. Very cute tote! I love how you customized it and added all the extra pockets, batting, strong handles...nice!

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  10. I love your wine bag- it is so nice to have the bottles protected from the heat in a soft cushy traveling bag:) Love the silver quilting, too! Thanks for inspiring me today.

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  11. What a great project. Nice job and I love all the little details.

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  12. It was worth buying the extra fabric just to get the images perfect! I love it!

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  13. I love your wine tote. And your clever quilting to get the figures to pop out and all the pockets.
    Thanks for sharing your fantastic project.

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  14. Awesome! I'm thinking some homemade witch's brew should fit nicely.

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  15. Totally awesome! My friends wouldn't know me if I walked in with something that fancy...but what fun it would be. :). Blessings, marlene

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  16. What a clever carrier. Thanks for showing it to us.

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  17. OHHHH Mary Ghastlie....I think we best grab your bag and head back to your sistah Jane Ghastlie for some pasta dish she has undercover..I think your WINE bag is simply irresistible...I wasn't sure about the green Ghastlie..but you know it is sickly sweet...like you ...the sweet part not the sickly lol YOu have got to continue sewing..you have some delightful ideas xx

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  18. I love the placement of the fabric! You did a great job! What a brilliant wine bag :) Now you better get drinking ;)

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  19. Totally love this - I don't drink but I think I need one of these to carry other stuff to picnics and parks.
    Thanks for sharing and including the way you made it.

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  20. Mary what a wonderful bag and very claassasay!

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  21. Haha!! Love the ditty and the rhymes. :D Very cool wine bag!!! How did it go with the silver thread? Any tips? Or was there no prob?

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  22. Love the wine tote and the creative idea of the silver thread! Truly a Ghastlie winner!

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  23. Loved your post. I don't go anywhere that I need to BYOB, but I can probably alter your bag in a way that will work for me. Very nice.

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  24. You gals are so innovative. Great idea and could be used for other interests.

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  25. I think I will have to have my BYOB Ghastlie party next year. What a fantastic and ghastlie project.

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  26. Very cute idea and very creative. I don't often get to go to a BYOB party but if I did I'd have the best carrier on the planet, besides yours of course.

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  27. The wine bag is so cute. I love this fabric and it is so showcased in your bag.

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  28. Fantastic - I love it!! This is such a great idea, I really think I will be copying! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  29. Oh, your wine bag is sew cute and practical. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  30. FANTASTIC!!!! Wonderful gift idea. Very creative, love it. I don't drink wine. But you could change it up and make it to carry lemon aid or iced tea. Thanks! ->

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  31. This looks like a project I could totally stand to make. Who doesn't need a bag to carry their wine? Thank you so much for sharing and the cute photos.

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  32. With Class! I love it, and you did such a great job! Hope you get to use it soon. If there's no party, maybe you just need to stock it with that bottle of wine, cheese, bread and all the other goodies and have a little picnic! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

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  33. Sew, sew creative and I loved all that you did to the wine carrier - made it your own. Thanks for sharing your Ghastlie - JudyC Ghastlie

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  34. Very smart way to use the fabric. Well done.

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  35. Time for a PARTY!! That looks wonderful :)

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  36. Waht a wonderful idea!! I love it...please enter me in the draw..thank you for sharing with us...

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  37. You go girl!! What better than toting your wine in style. I love it!!!!

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  38. Very clever! Thanks for the chance.

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  39. Excellent tote! What a creative idea!

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  40. That is such a great idea, the pockets to protect the bottles, genius. I would pack that up and go on a picnic. Thanks.

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  41. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Love that party bag... and have the wine to put in it too!

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  43. That is a sassybag. It's awkward carrying a bottle. Thanks for adding to the Ghastlies.

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  44. I enjoyed your rhyme as much as your project! The bag is a VERY classy choice for a BYOB party!

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  45. A must have for ANY wine lover!! It is just fab!! Thank you for joining the hop!!

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  46. Oh my ghastlie girl - that is one cool bag! Would make a great xmas gift! Did you create it or is there a pattern lurking somewhere?

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  47. Love the wine bag. Absolutely marvelous. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. I love your bag! Can we be expecting you for drinks tonight? Heehee! Enjoy your Ghastlie day! ♥

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  49. I love your wine carrier. So cute and a practical project too.

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  50. Great idea, thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. I am absolutely in love with your wine carrier! Sooooooo cute! Any tutorials coming too?!

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  52. That is a super cool wine tote- And I don't even drink wine! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. You'll be a Ghastlie hit at your next wine party--nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. What a clever idea for a Ghastlie creation. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. That's a great bag! Is there a pattern for it? I have a friend who would love to receive one for Christmas.

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  56. Great BYOB party bag!!! Don't you just love the green background with these ghastlies, it turned out to be my favorite. Your bag is fun and inspiring.
    Annie

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  57. Ditto! love this bag! Even if you didn't drink, how about water bottles. Is there a pattern? I see Christmas gifts. Thanks for a great ghastlie bag!

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  58. Now you are talking. That bag is the best, oh I need a pattern to make that. Thanks for your rhyme and for sharing your project.

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  59. Love the bag. Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  60. That is one classy bag! Enjoy using it and thanks for sharing.

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  61. Love the bag, with that family you need to get you drink on, you have done amazing work on the details
    thanks for sharing

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  62. Love the bag, although my drink of choice is Diet Pepsi.LOL Thanks for showing us your bag.

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  63. What a fantastic bag - great idea!

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  64. That bag is amazin'!! Really nice work...love how you used the green and then placed the peeps where you wanted them.

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  65. Wow, that is an impressive bag. I really love your quilting, very creative. Did you create the pattern for the bag yourself? This is in my top three favorite things from the blog hop so far! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. What an adorable bag. Very original.

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  67. What a neat wine bottle carrier! This would be fun to take when we go on a wine tasting trip! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting by the River

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  68. Darling idea and how wonderful it is to have the Ghastlies join you on your outing!!!

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  69. I hate to whine...but I WANT SOME WINE! In a Ghastlie tote, of course! Great project!

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  70. This bag would be great for other things, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. I love the bag! Thank you for sharing

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  72. I love this! You did a great job with it. Cheers! :)

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  73. Very clever idea! I love the way you embroidered on it to highlight too!

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  74. That is one cute bag! Love the green!

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  75. Metallic thread sounds fabulous! I'm sure you will be the envy of all at the next BYOB event!

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  76. Your wine bottle Ghaastlie bag is tres chic! How very clever of you. The details are fantastic and highlighting their hair with silver thread is brilliant. Thank you for participating in this Ghastlie Super Party.

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  77. How cute and clever is your BYOB bag. Arriving in style for sure. Thanks for sharing your bag with us. Oh and Ij'm a new follower.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. Love your wine tote.. I have GOT to make me one of those! THanks for sharing!

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  79. That green background is perfect! Very clever design.

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  80. A very creative bag! Love the design.
    You did great, are you sharing the wine!

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  81. You thought of everything with that wine tote, great job!

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  82. Such a cute wine bag! I loved your little rhyme as well, it was perfect for the occasion! Thank you for sharing.

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  83. Great bag! Very cool creativity! and use full!!

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  84. Very inspiring. I didn't know that there was metallic thread available. I will have to spend some time in the fabric store and check out the new options instead of running in and out.

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  85. Loved your rhyme and the carrier is divine!

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  86. Very cute 'Ghastlie' Thanks for sharing.

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  87. That was a cute wine bag Mary! I used to go to wine tasting parties when we lived in CA. That sure would have been a 'hit' at those parties, to show up with that bag! Of course I would have to keep a close watch that the bag didn't grow legs and walk away! lol

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  88. Your wine bag is going to be so envied! I really love it. You put so much thought into it and it is so practical.

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  89. What a great project!! Loved it!!

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  90. Darling bag and wonderful how you've fussy cut the material to give it just that perfect look. Thanks for sharing it and have a great day

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  91. Sew unique and tres ghastlie! You have done an awesome job Mrs Ghastlie. Cheers, Dianne

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  92. Super job on the tote! Ghastlies is the perfect fabric for it!

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  93. be careful. the hostess will think you made it just for him/her. it's a beautiful bag.

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  94. I ADORE your BYOB bag! You will be the Bomb at your next wine-tasting party!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  95. Isn't your wine bag just so Ghastlie. I love all the "special" things you did like putting in something to keep the bottles upright and the pockets for silverware, etc. I do wish I could get a close-up of the metallic thread; I'll bet that is just soooooo Ghastlie.

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  96. Oh my gosh! I LOVE the bag! It's amazing and such a useful one too. That would make a super cute shower gift for a bridal shower and really cute using the Ghastlies fabric if the wedding was near Halloween. You could put all the goodies like the glasses, cute napkins made from the Ghastlies fabric and the corkscrew and even two nice bottles of wine or champagne. That would be a cute bag for the wedding couple to take to their hotel on the wedding night and you could even put some other snacks inside too.

    I wonder if you would consider doing a little tutorial on how you made that bag for those like me who must still follow instructions for things like this. I would love to know how to make a bag like yours.

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  97. The wine bag is awesomely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  98. That is a really great idea and a great conversation starter for a party.

    Debbie

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  99. What a great idea. I agree with VickiT and think you should do a tutorial. It's absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Love the wine bag, absolutely fabulous!!

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  101. Love your wine tote bag, it is really creative.

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  102. What a wonderful use of the Ghastlies. I NEED one! I saved about a yard and a half of my fabric, knowing there would be wonderfully inspiring ideas and think this is my winner. Definitely going to finish off my stash of Ghastlies with a wine tote!

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  103. this wine tote is absolutely perfect...I am going to make one!!!!8

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  104. Yup! You will definitely look swish going out partying!! Thanks for sharing - great idea... might have to make me one of those too!!

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  105. what a great idea and it would make a fabulous christmas present as well - love the ghastlie green - thanks for joining in :)

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  106. Well sistah Mary, what an excellent project. I found the pattern and am going to order it and make one for sister....she loves her wine. Thanks for sharing!! sistah Pauline

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  107. Well look at you with your wine bag! WooHoo! Love that idea,Ghastlie? perhaps, clever? absolutely! Well done! Thanks for sharing. You know I have to follow your blog now, wine....
    cheers
    maggie

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  108. Okay you have won hands down for all the Ghastlie projects. Love your wine bag it is the most amazing thing I have seen and it will be put to the top of my Ghastlie project to do list. Thank you

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  109. Your wine bag is so ghastlie gorgeous and practical too,what a lovely job you did on it.

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  110. Wow! Love it when some one designs something so practical! I want to carry wine with me someday....

    What you did with your bag design and the use of the fabric says: Dine out! Whine not?

    You took the subliminal message of this fabric and showed me exactly the best use for it!!!

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  111. That's very cool. I haven't seen one of these before!

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  112. You have a winner! A great bag, never thought of a wine tote. Something for my next retreat. Now is it your own or adapted from so-many-out-there tote bags...no i'd say an original but many to come. Thank you for sharing. It is great with this fabric, puts fun back into sewing practical!

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  113. Wow!! This is an amazing idea!! LOVE IT!!! What a great hostess girt this would make.

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  114. What an awesome bag. I've never seen such a beautiful one. hehe. You're right, much better than the brown paper sack. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. i love the wine and cheese tote - very clever! thanks for sharing!

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  116. Your bag is really nice! It could actually be used in a lot of ways! Thank you for your hard work and a chance to win! rossetta.hanna@gmail.com

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  117. Smart, smart, smart. You really made that bag to order. Clever. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  118. wow, that is SO fun! I love the wine tote! tfs

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  119. Cute and colorful! You'll be 'chilling' now.

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  120. What a great booze bag! It amazes me how you ghastlie girls come up with so many different ideas!

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  121. An accomplished designer AND a poet! Wow! Your wine and cheese tote is adorable and your poem is a fun read...a genius way to present your project. Enjoyed it, very much!

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  122. LOVE IT! I think I need a wine carrier now, ghastlie style! Great Job! Ms. Carrie Ghastlie

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  123. Great bag!! The pockets are great!

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  124. This is just great! I love that it can bring two bottles!

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