Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Board Creative Collaboration!

GIVE AWAY CLOSED

Remember the Spring Board Creative Collaboration Event hosted by Andrea of Knitty Bitties, that I told you about on Monday?
Well I'm super excited to "reveal" my project for the Event!
There have been some FANTABULOUS projects from the other gals on board. Have you seen them all? Way fun!
Here's a little sneak peak of my project...
Burlap Tote

Each of us were sent this adorable bundle of goodness! 2 Fat Quarters, 1 piece of unbleached cotton, 1 doily and a piece of ric rac. I had lots of fun coming up with a project that used up just about every inch of this bundle.

I added a piece of burlap that was calling my name in the fabric store and here's my project... A fun little tote!


We only have 2 weeks left in April and then it will be May! And do you know what I LOVE about May? {besides my Anniversary, Mother's Day and my Birthday! LOL} I {heart} May Day!

Wouldn't this make a perfect little gift for someone on May Day?

I used the cute red and pink polka for the handles, trim on the pocket and part of the lining inside. I used the green for trim on the tote and the lining. The pocket was made with the piece of unbleached cotton (that I bleached) and the doily (that I bleached too, so they would match the burlap).

Burlap Tote for May Day!

130 comments:

Kelly O. said...

Okay this is serious fabulousness!! I knew I'd love what you made! I always do ;)

Vickie E said...

very pretty! how awesome you were apart of this collaboration ;)

Wivi said...

What a lovely tote.

joliesjunebugboutique said...

This is awesome! My FAV so far! I was hopeing someone would make a bag and this is so lovely!
I probably did when I was a kid, but Haven't lately!

Impera_Magna said...

I was seriously wondering what you'd come up with using the various elements... and the tote is just beautiful!

I never hung May Day baskets on door knobs but remember making nosegays with my grandmother and taking them to shut-ins, with whom we stayed for a while and visited.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love what you have mode with your little bundle, so pretty.

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Oh my goodness! This is the sweetest thing I've seen all week. Love it!!

And when I was a little girl, 5-ish, I celebrated May day. A friend and I may little wildflower bouquets and would leave them for the neighbors.

annemarie said...

Absolutely lovely bag - you are so talented. We always made May Baskets as children - what fun it was to ding dong our friends and neighbors.

Erin A said...

I haven't ding-dong-ditched on May day, but I have DDD before...when I was a kid - it was probably more annoying then :)

I love the little tote - too cute!

Fiesta said...

I have been wanting a new bag and this one is just so adorable. Thank you for the chance to win.

Tudy said...

Love the tote but do not know what ding dong ditching is.

Ellyn said...

what a sweet tote, giving me lots of new ideas (thanks a lot! As if I didn't have enough already!) never have done the ding dong ditch. This year we are revealing our secret sis's on May day at church. GOing to make her something pretty...

Kathleen Grace said...

Love this tote Jodi! My birthday is in May too:>) have I ever done the May Day thing? No, but I intend to this year!

melissa said...

i love love love that tote! oh that i wish i could look at a stack of supplies and dream up something as lovely as this.

and no i've never "ding dong ditched" someone- i've never even heard of that until now:) tell me more??

aPearantly sew said...

I kept waiting for someone to make a cute little bag out of their bundle! This is so cute. Love it!
Ummm, also, I have no idea what May Day is :) Gonna go research it right now though!

Sheila said...

That is so sweet , I love what you have done with your little bundle !Never even heard of doing this on May Day .

Toni in Oregon said...

Darling tote! As for ding, dong, ditch...we didn't call it that. I was born, and my younger years were spent, in Corvallis and on May Day we built cones from construction paper, filled with flowers and would leave on our neighbors porch, ring the bell, run and watch their surprise. The '50ies were a good, innocent time!

Sallie said...

Lovely tote! You are so creative! Thanks for the chance! I've never ding dong ditched anyone on May Day.

Kiley said...

SO sweet! Absolutely love it!!!

Cindy said...

This is so adorable!!! I was actually thinking about doing baskets this year the other day for May Day. I haven't done it since I was little. Thank you so much for the change at this great giveaway!!

Tiffany said...

I recommend ding dong ditching but leave a plate of cookies... helps with the anger ;-)

This is a lovely bag, very creative use of the bundle you were sent!

amy said...

this is so beautiful!!!

Tricia said...

We used to leave flowers for our neighbors when I was a little girl, but I haven't done so in years. Maybe it's time to begin again. I love your cute project! Thank you for sharing...

Pia said...

You've just given me an idea.......

Linda said...

What an adorable little bag! It has been many a year since I "ding dong ditched" anyone!

Peach Rainbow said...

I am sorry, I don't know what's meant by 'ding dong ditch' :(

Christa said...

I love this adorable bag! Very creative.
It's kind of hard to ding dong ditch in the country but I have lots of memories of doing that with my friends when a was in my young years.

Blessings from Tennessee

Sonia B said...

What a cutie basket. I didn't know you were supposed to ding dong ditch on May Day . . . tell more ;) Thanks for the chance!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh my goodness the little tote is so adorable...love the little doiley on there.

Ammie said...

Oh, so pretty. :D

No, it seems to me like I haven't Ding Dong Ditched anyone since I was a kid. I do like to mail surprise packages to my friends, though, but that's hardly anonymous.

Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.

burlap+blue said...

I LOVE this! so darling:) thanks for giving it away! xo

Karla said...

When I was 5 I made a May Day basket for my mom at school. In those days I walked home so when I got there I put the basket on the porch, rang the bell and hid in the bushes. My mom opened the door, didn't see anyone there so she closed the door without picking up the basket. I was crushed!!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

The bag is adorable! Love the burlap and doily combination.

scottylover said...

Very cute! I love how the burlap works with the dainty doily.

No, I've never Ding Dong Ditched anyone. May day isn't a big deal around here.

Thanks
Sandy A

Bonita Rose said...

what a beautiful tote, I'd love to win! hugs, bonitarose
bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

liz said...

What a cute little tote!

Phyllis said...

I haven't ddd on May Day but maybe I will this year (lol). I love, love, love your tote.

jmnstars said...

Cute little tote! No, I've never ding dong ditched anyone...I have prank called people before though! LOL

Marsha said...

That is fantastic and it would be so much fun to win! When I was in grade school I couldn't wait to May Day. We would take an old wall paper sample book, tear out the pages and fold them into little baskets, then fill them with candy, gum and wildflowers to deliver to some of our neighbors. It was so much fun making the baskets!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

OMGosh...this is great. Pick me!!! grin.

Billie in TX

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

I just discovered your blog this morning as a result of the spring board and LOVE what you created! Im also drooling over pics of your studio...mucho inspiration there!
Ive never done the May Day thing. Just being honest:)
Sarah

tammylovesdishes said...

Adorable tote!

Carol said...

Your bag is just the cutest thing, I love it. I have never ding dong ditched but you're right it would be fun.

Nancy D. said...

I was ding dong ditched at 1:30 a.m. a couple weeks ago. I'm not a big fan.
Great use of the goodies you received. Really cute bag.

luckymom said...

I've never heard of this but it sounds really fun, might just have to try it. I knew your project would be super fabulous.

Jessica said...

Beautiful tote. I've never ding dong ditched anyone, but it sounds like fun.

inglishrose said...

I must not have since I don't know what it is! The bag is gorgeous!!

Trina said...

Burlap fabric! Who would have thought. This bag is so adorable. It is perfect for May Day!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Beautiful Tote... with such different medium you make it beautiful...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Brenda said...

I have been following everyone's projects and I have to tell you this is my favorite so far! Love it! I have not ever did a May day, what did you call it?, ding dong...I have been following you for a while and always enjoy your projects.

Des said...

So fun to see all the things made from that small goodie package. You're a perfect fit for that kind of creativity. love the purse/tote/basket!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful little bag :o) I wasn't sure how the doily would fit in but it looks really sweet!

Lindsay said...

Cant say I ever have... that I know of... what exactly does it entail?

natalie christensen said...

Great tote! My birthday and anniversary are also in may! So does your husband give you one big present or one for each occasion? I love to follow your blog! I am an organizer, couponer, and all around crafter we have so many things in common.

Grandmasewnsew said...

When I was younger, we did this all the time during the summer but not on May Day. But when I was older I found this charming tradition and practiced it with a friend for a few years. We would leave flowers and some treats. We moved away and I haven't done it since but thank you for the memories and that lovely bag as a reminder. It would be a great surprise for someone!

Jenny said...

I love how cute it is. Fresh, springy and ready to carry my library books to the park. Where I would sit on a picnic blanket reading while children ran around playing.

Heartsdesire said...

Never have ding dong ditched on May Day. But I do love your lovely little tote. Especially the green fabric. You always have something fabulous on your blog.

Sandy said...

I, too, love May. My birthday (19th), Mother's Day and also May Day. I never hear anyone talk about it much but I remember as a young girl doing the ring and run many times in my neighborhood. Sometimes they were only construction paper containers with paper flowers, but I loved it!

Katherine said...

Such a cute little tote! I remember May Day as a child. We made paper cones with a handle and filled them with flowers.

greetingarts said...

So pretty. I've never ding dong ditched before, but that sure sounds like fun...

notes of sincerity said...

Hi Jodi.

Your little bag is as adorable as you are!! :o) We are May Birthday girls! :o)
I have never door bell ditched on May Day, but sadly, I confess, I have on plenty of other days. :o)
Thanks for allowing me the chance to win. And a Happy Early Birthday to you!!
Sincerely, Trish

Laura said...

pretty tote! Never heard of this May Day tradition before.

Chris said...

What a sweet basket! I love what you did with the inspiration pieces. Love to read your blog and see your goings on. Thank you.

Corrie said...

We've celebrated May Day & left little goodies, even made a May pole one year. Fun! Cute little tote, perfect for spring.

mariebeers said...

Oh--this bag would make a perfect gift for me great-granddaughter who will be 4 in July--she just adores bags.

Susan said...

Love your sweet little tote! Seeing as I have no idea what ding dong ditching is, it's pretty safe to say I have never done it. Unless it was by accident.

Janet said...

Fabulous bag! I'd love to carry it around. Or do I have to use it to ding dong ditch someone??? I have no idea what that is.

Amanda said...

I LOVE DING DONG DITCHIN! I haven't done that in a few years. We even used to do it as a practical joke on other days too...... LOL I love the basket and you can ding dong ditch me anytime! I feel the need to do that this year :D

Cecilia said...

I don't know anything anout May Day, but I love your tote. Thanks for the chance to win it

mamabug said...

So very cute!!! My daughter's birthday is May 1st and I always knew as may-day it was a special day but this would even make it better:) No never done ding dong dash here, but it sounds fun !!

Lynda said...

Wow! I'm quite impressed with your creativeness! It turned out so cute.

Melissa S. said...

May Day is such a fun holiday for kids. I have lots of fun memories. But not my daughter's birthday is May 1, so we don't have time to do it! Maybe we'll May 2 people this year!

Sandra said...

My birthday is also in May. I have never done the May Day thing but since this is my spring break week from school, I feel a project coming on. Happy Birthday.

Amanda said...

This tote is beautifully cute, perfect for the sunnier days ahead!

Tora Consolo said...

How perfectly adorable - I'd love to win!

Lisa said...

Love what you did with your bundle of fun! The tote is darling.
No, I have never ding-dong-ditched anyone on May day...I feel as if I missed out on a fun thing to do back in the day! ;)
Thanks for sharing!!!

Christine said...

That is the cutest little bag I've seen in a very long time.

And, no, I've never Ding Dong Ditched anyone on May Day. I may have to give it a try this year.

Jen said...

I love the bag! So pretty!!! I've made May Day baskets before but never left them on doors & run away! (And thank you for the reminder that May Day is almost here! That'll have to be the first thing I work on once Easter stuff is finished!)

Cheryl said...

Love the cute bag, never heard of ding dong ditch sounds like fun though. Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win. Cheryl

the girlfriend gap said...

this little tote is adorable. It is amazing what you ladies are all coming up with with the same material. When my girls were little we did may baskets with the ding dong dash. That was many years ago. It is such a nice little surprise at the door. I think I need to bring that tradition back to life. My girls are all grown and live on their own but they do remember doing that. Good memories.

Remembrances said...

Cute tote! I love the way you combined the pack-o-goodies with burlap! I have ding-dong-ditched - and recently too! I am going to again this year. I don't always leave flowers - sometimes it is just a little May basket or cone with a little stuffed animal for a neighbor-grandchild (since my grandchildren are all in their 20s!) or some home baked goodies, etc. It is always such fun! Karin

Renea said...

My best friend and I always do May Day. We do this instead of birthdays and Christmas. It is just a great pick-me-up and so much fun. I would love to win this bag and put pretty flowers in it for her garden. Thanks for the giveaway.

Otter Hill Designs said...

Love this cute little tote! I don't know what a ding dong ditch is so I don't think I've ever done it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Becky said...

Your bag is too cute!!!

Have I ever ding dong ditched anyone on May Day? ahmmm, what do you think? ;) And on Halloween a few times too.......... But no one can prove it in a Court of Law..........

Nancy said...

I love this bag. No, I have never ding-donged anyone on May Day but when I taught Kindergarten, we always made May baskets to take home. It is a lovely tradition.

missmarys said...

So imaginative on your little tote.
Mary Fioretti

Patchwork and Play said...

Here downunder I'm not sure what May Day is all about? I do know I love the bag..so cute!!!

Lee said...

May Day - love it and I have did ding dong ditch! lol love the polkadots on the lovely bag.

Linda (Sewfordough) said...

Yes, my daughters and I ding dong ditched every May Day as they grew up. We would use those green plastic mesh containers that strawberries used to come in from the store. We added flowers, candy and other things to each one. Brings back good memories!

Pat V. said...

This is just too sweet! What a cute bag! No, I haven't ding-dong-ditched anyone. But others have done it to me...

lindagerig said...

love the tote. have not done a may basket since I was a kid. linda gerig

Colleen said...

I used to dance around a May Pole at the Elem School in PA. BTW I was born May 11th on Mothers Day! I always make my mom a handmade corsage on mothers day from flowers in the garden.

Jen O said...

I haven't ding dong ditched anyone on May Day, but I have for plenty of other ones...maybe I'll try it this year!

Kathleen said...

I like the tote very much and hope I can be brave enough to leave a May basket on someone's door:)

Andy said...

May Day - gosh I haven't thought of May Day in YEARS. That's really sad because I love the idea of May Day. Who wouldn't love to open their door to find fresh flowers waiting for them? I remember making paper flowers and paper baskets in grade school and hanging them on the doors of each classroom. That's the last time I ever did anything for May Day. I'm going to do some doorbell ditching this year though! Cute tote - I love what you created with what you were given!

The Taylor Family said...

Nope, haven't ding dong ditched anyone on May Day, but I did today... Does that count?

Ally said...

I simply just love this little bag!

I have never ding dong ditched...I didnt ever know anything about May Day until I was in college!

Thanks for giving this cute May Day bag away!

pinsandneedles said...

Love the May Day tote bag! A great project!

Shari said...

What a lovely bag! We don't 'do' May day here in Oz, but I remember as a girl growing up in Nebraska decorating paper cups and paper baskets, filling them with candy and leaving them on the neighbours' doorsteps before ringing the bell and running...

mac said...

Beautiful tote. Never heard of ding dong ditch someone. We don't celebrate May day in Aus.

Suz said...

It has been years since I have given a May Basket, but what fun it was. A few days ago a very dear friend passed and a May Basket would be nice to give to her Mother. Thanks for the opportunity to win this glorious one. ~Suz

Sandy said...

I love your new tote! When I was young, my sister and I used to "ding dong" the neighborhood. It was sooooo much fun. I may have to ding dong our Auntie Reeta this year. She is 100 and will probably receive a basket of cookies!

Shirley said...

This little tote is fabulous! Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

Don't blink or you'll miss it said...

What a great tote! I love it! Never heard of May Day!! Must look into that.

Paula said...

Beautiful! And yes, Ding Dong Ditching with a handmade paper cup of spring flowers was always a childhood pleasure that I've passed on to my kids. You can't let May Day pass without it!

annette said...

I have not "dinged" anyone for Mother's Day yet, but you gave me an idea to do that.
Your spring tote is simply darling!
Thanks for sharing.
I would love to win it....
Nettie

LethargicLass said...

I think your May Day is different from what I know so I have to go with no... I haven't dinged, donged or ditched anyone... at least that I know of LOL

Debby said...

Oh so sweet. I love it.
All the different materials make it even sweeter.

Susan said...

Never ding, dong, ditched, but would love a chance to win your adorable tote. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine M said...

What a lovely bag.

Annie said...

Ding Dong Ditch?? Isn't that something you do in the fall to get rid of your zucchini??? The tote is really cute too!!

A Plain Path said...

I love this little bag. But, confess my complete lack of culture...ding dong ditch and May Day? I had to visit google. Never heard of it. Sounds fun!!

Nancy B said...

I've never ditched anyone on May Day, but it sure sounds like a fun thing to do. The bag is darling. Count me in.

nbtay@sbcglobal.net

thechattymommy said...

love the basket, but really have no idea what mayday is?

corners of my life said...

Wouldn't this be the perfect May Basket? Adorable.

Andrea said...

Your tote is DARLING! Too bad you'll be giving it away, huh?! ;)
I never have ding-dong-ditched someone, but sounds like a fun new thing to try this year!

Cheri said...

I have never ding dong ditched someone on May Day. And I'm pretty sure I've never actually said "ding dong ditched" before either! :-) Anyway, adore the tote. . . what a fun way to use those items! Thanks a bunch for the chance to win it!

CAS said...

Actually, I try to do this for two of my elderly neighbors every year. It's fun!
CAS

Deb said...

I would LOVE to win your beautiful bag! I had to google ding dong ditch to find out what it was...never heard of it! No...never did something like that.

Kathy H said...

Your tote is super cute. We have brought flowers to some of our neighbors on May Day but not since the kids were little. I think it might be time to do that again. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful tote.

craftytammie said...

such a sweet happy tote! we've never done the may day thing, maybe this will be the first year!

leslie said...

I have never....but now I'm inspired to have a little May Day fun!

Hannah said...

I had to look up wat ding dong ditch was...no, I've never! Cute springy bag.

Barbara said...

Very pretty bag! I don't think I've ever "ding dong ditched" anyone. When I was a child we would hang baskets of flowers on friend's doors on May 1 - your pretty bag would work very well!

Oma said...

Love the bag!!! A long time ago I celebrated May Day.

Jeane said...

I love the little bag you so creatively designed. Please add me in for a chance to win it

Anonymous said...

I have never ding dong ditched anyone on May day but someone did it to me(I think it was my next door neighbor).They left me a cup filled with beautiful flowers from their yard.
Diane R Stevens

Stina said...

Love it Jodi...:O)) So so pretty!!
Ok about this ding dong thing... dont think we do it in Sweden.. you have to tell me more..:O)))

Beth said...

When I was a little girl, my mom and I used to make May Baskets for the elderly ladies in our neighborhood. I was so please when I read about that same tradition in Louisa May Alcott's book "Jack and Jill". Thanks for bringing back sweet memories.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Vanya said...

I have never DDD but think I will this year and leave treats for those in my neighborhood! I love your blog!

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