I enjoyed reading your entries and finding out what you’d put in the bag. So many of you mentioned my favorite things – farmers market produce, kittens, knitting, crafts, books and beach towels, art supplies and dog treats – no wonder you all log on here, and no wonder that I have such a good time writing to you!
But, there is only one winner and that person is “Stephanie in AZ.” She’s going to put the makings of a chicken quilt in it. Stephanie, email me your mailing address and I’ll get the tote out to you. And send me a photo of the quilt when it’s finished!
Even if you didn’t win, you can still have a chicken feed tote bag. There are bags on etsy.com. I even saw bags for sale at the Brimfield Flea Market!
I sometimes have bags for sale. I’ll be at the Carlisle Farmers Market on and off this summer with the bags and other things. (Tomorrow I’ll have canning jar vases brimming with hydrangea flowers.)
If you can sew a straight line, you can make a tote yourself. The pattern that I use is one that I came up with. I started with an illustration in a Japanese craft book on how to make bags (all in Japanese!) and then there was trial and error to work with the material and my sewing machine. I don’t think that I’m the best person to teach bag-making skills. But, Backyard Poultry Magazine has directions here. It’s not how I do it, but it looks sensible enough. Instructables has directions for how to make one with a lining, and a more basic bag. Let me know if you start sewing them up!