As I write this, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Boston surrounded by med students studying for mid-terms, feeling annoyed each time someone opens the door and the wind finds its way in. It’s an overcast day with very Kinfolk-y lighting, and from what I can tell, there are very few people strolling through the Boston Common. Basically, despite what the groundhog said, we’re still a far cry from spring.
Back home in Virginia yesterday, it seemed like spring was on its way: the crocuses had popped, the skies were clear, and the temperature was in the 60s. Perfect day for a stroll with my newly-made Cooper Bag using Sew Caroline‘s new fabric line, Chalk & Paint. The patterns and colors are so perfectly springy, it pains me to to be bundled up in dark, winter colors today.
When I applied to be a part of the Chalk & Paint Blog Tour, I decided that I would love to use her canvas from the new line to create the Cooper Bag from Colette Patterns‘ Walden line. I made the Cooper once before (v.1/messenger bag) as a Christmas gift for my professor brother-in-law. I used brown waxed canvas which crinkles so perfectly, giving off the look of leather. This bag is quite different, using a patterned-print canvas and following the sewing pattern for v.2, the backpack.
Thank you to Caroline and her team for letting me be a part of this blog tour. I’m the last stop, but be sure to go back and check out the other blogs for more projects and more of this beautiful fabric line!
Love You Sew / The Simple Life / Quilts and Conversations / Pattern Revolution / Casey Taylor Threads / Holly Gets Quilty / The Tattooed Quilter / My Sweet Sunshine / Hey June Handmade / Taylor Made Creates / Welcome to the Mouse House
Sew Caroline and her peeps are giving away a FULL fat quarter bundle of Chalk and Paint fabrics over on Instagram. It’s open until March 7th for US residents only. Also, your account needs to be public in order to see your posts.
- Post your favorite image from the Chalk and Paint blog tour (any photo from any blog post or IG post) OR the giveaway image below. Be sure to credit the maker in your post!
- Use the hashtag #chalkandpaintgiveaway and make sure you tag @sewcaroline. (If you want to use any of my images, you can find me on IG at @loveknotphoto.)