Monday Love: DIY-shopping bag

Are you looking for a cute last minute present idea? This bag can be ready in an afternoon of crafty fun. We took a vintage photo of my friends mum, printed it on a sheet lazertran and ironed it onto a plain white linen bag. The photo was then embellished by hand with buttons and ribbon, to match the pictures nostalgic appeal. This bag is a handy companion, because it can be kept folded in your handbag and taken out for that extra bit of shopping you have to do sometimes. Breadrolls for sunday breakfast look very good in it as well as fresh veggies and flowers from the farmers market!
Have a spelndid start to your week!

Bag design: Monika Dziondziak, photo: Robin Benito


  1. This is a great idea!! Very pretty. I hope you have a great Monday!! xx

  2. Its beautiful!! Adds such a nice personal touch.
    And tell you what, I too visited the farmers market this Sunday!!!
    Have a happy week ahead Martina:)

  3. Nice bag !!!...lovely


  4. I love your vintage bag!! What a great and beautiful idea...:) Have a lovely day!!


  5. I never thought of that! Great idea Martina!
    Tackling some last minute homemade gifts this week:)
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas my friend!

  6. What a brilliant idea! Do you have to have a special printer to do this?

    Hope you're having a good start to your week, Martina!

    Much love,

  7. I love this!!!
    Tote bags are always handy. Yours is just adorable.

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  9. THIS IS A WONDERFUL IDEA! And you know dearest, I prefer small and thoughtful and DIY gifts like this, to GIVE and to receive.

    My darling one, you still have a sore throat? You know, this year, I believe we are so sick because we are working SO HARD. I had gone to the doctor on Friday to just rule out pneumonia. All is well, it is just a head cold that is actually better, but I still have sniffle! THIS HAS LASTED WAY TOO LONG! But you too, I believe it is due to too much work.

    I wish you well today; my last day of school is WEDNESDAY! So I will be checking up on you in a day or two! LOVE TO YOU OUT THERE IN BEAUTIFUL GERMANY!!!! Anita

  10. I do love totes and this is such a wonderful idea Martina...personal and practical too!...Hope you are enjoying the run up to Christmas,
    Best wishes for a wonderful time with your family over the festive period,
    Susan x

  11. What a wonderful- cute idea, Martina! Love this vintage bag. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year with Many Blessings and with lots of love! Best Wishes xxx

  12. I love having a foldable tote bag when i travel, and you make really pretty one!!!!

  13. What a great idea....I still need a few gifts...and it is last minute...almost!
    Wishing you a blessed and joyful Christmas dear one. xoxoxoox

  14. Nice idea. Very creative,attractive & useful. Also cost effective.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !

  15. A wonderful idea!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,
    ~ Violet

  16. Fantastic idea Martina...Love that bag.

  17. That is a beautiful creation, dear Martina!
    Vintage photos always add something special.
    Thank you so much for stopping by sweet friend.
    Wishing you a joyful Christmas full of love and wonder!!
    - Irina

  18. Oh are such a talented creatrix! This is very stunning and so very special! Wonderfully-wow!
    Happy Holidays and wishing you a very magical new year ahead!

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