Tote bag I designed for Art for Pitties
Are you a sucker for handmade/hand-adorned accessories? Here's your chance indulge and own a one-of-a-kind tote bag, knowing that 100% the proceeds will be used to help animals in need.
Thirty artists, including moi, are creating and/or decorating tote bags to a super project called Art for Pitties. We range from animators and tattoo artists, to architects and cookbook authors (!) – and we all share a love for pit bulls. Twenty additional artists are donating one-of-a-kind works ranging from sculptures to handmade jewelry. All work will be auctioned off via the Internet, and 100% of the proceeds will go to SanDiego-based EvenChance: Advocacy, Resources and Rescue. The bags will likely be displayed at a one-night event in New York City before the auction, so check back on the Art for Pitties web site and Facebook fan page for updated info.
Close up of lining
I used some of the cheery Ikea fabric I wrote about in my last sewing blog post to create my tote. It's lined, and features a long shoulder strap and a decorative brown retro button. It's perfect for carrying books, craft projects, your lunch or other small items. I also added a snap closure (not pictured, since I just added it). You can machine-wash the bag in the gentle cycle.
Carrying this bag--or any Art for Pitties bag-- is an instant mood lifter!
In closing, I'd just like to state for the record that, one of my cats, Bossa Nova, is much more vicious than any pit bull I've ever met. [And I've met plenty of pitties as a volunteer for Philly PAWS.]