Saturday, September 5, 2009

Carry On

Just got (off etsy) this vintage carry-on piece -- the newest member of my vintage luggage family (and they're all Samsonite!) Woot!


And, inspired by Elsie at A Beautiful Mess (one of my very favorites!) who was inspired by Orla Kiely (j'adore!), I added some hand-embroidery. It's just 6 strands of floss, doubled (Elsie used yarn). My fingers are a bit blistered now but it was totally worth it in my book. :)


This cutie will be serving as my carry-on for Scandinavia. It's packed to the brim with goodies to keep a 2 year old and a mama entertained and comfortable (?) for a 14-hour flight. We're only four days out now! Eek!


10 comments:

thedeliberatelife said...

So cute! I need to do this too, but I don't exactly travel anywhere.

*jimaie.marie* said...

Oh how I LOVE this!! I adore Ola Kiely and this is just even that much more spectacular sincE you made it your own! What a fabulous bag it is now, love it!

miriam said...

i am green with envy. oh, how green i am right now. . .

Mrs. Priss said...

this is flipping AMAZING! I love it so!

Trevy said...

I have a the rest of luggage that matches your train case at my theatre out here

cara lou said...

Thanks girls! I already loved it and now I love it to pieces!

Trev -- Take that luggage back to UT with you. I'll pick it up at Thanksgiving. Okay thanks.

EJ said...

of course you have the cutes carry on I've ever seen! Wonderful travels and can't wait for updates! Cheers!

Lisa said...

So cute!

Alissa said...

That looks fabulous - totally worth sacrificing your fingers for, haha. You do great work!

Melissa said...

Wow, I really really really like that stitching! So cute!