09 November, 2012

Friday Favourites: Acapulco Bags


Storage! Funky retro storage!

Or...

Horribly tacky, tourist storage.


I picked these up off the floor of my Mom's garage. She'd had a garage sale a few weeks before and shockingly, shockingly, no one bought them. I do remember them hiding in the closet of my parents' room and I have a vague recollection of the trip to Acapulco where these originated. Obviously they were well loved because my Mom found a bottle of rum from the same trip in the bags.


And now they hold in progress quilt projects. Hubby even kind of likes them. Then again, anything is probably preferable to a plastic bin in the corner. The small one holds my Maple Leaf blocks (more to share on those next week).

53 comments:

Diane said...

I just came across mine this week, and thought "I need to get rid of this thing"......now it can be repurposed! Thanks for the inspiration, as there are MANY WIP's to be stored!

Kathy said...

V & Co said to come say hi for her giveaway ...and I do love that book of yours! I will be reading through your blog today - the bindings entries look interesting!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love that basket - my parents would bring back souvenirs like that too but dad would have had the booze in teh cupboard as soon s he got back home! Hello from V&Co!!

Linda said...

HUGS FOR V&CO.!

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Laura said...

I love your blog!

Suzanne said...

I honeymooned in Acapulco. Those bags do evoke memories, really good memories!

Lisa E said...

Vanessa told me to say hi to you. What's the story behind your calves??? Have a good day.

kelli said...

Hello from V & Co... I love those little napping chubby thighs!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Por aqui no Brasil também temos essas peças de turismo,tenho um baú feito de madeira e palha de bananeira.V&CO me mandou para cá,vou te seguir.Parabéns pelo livro que eu quero.

Terri in BC said...

Arrived here from V & Co. and I'm always happy to find another fellow Canadian quilter/blogger! Your book is on my wish list. Congrats on getting your own sewing room soon - you'll wonder what you ever did without it!

Jenny said...

Cheryl, I'm coming from Vanessa's to say hello. I have followed Amanda Jean for a while and the book looks so good. I've never been over here, so I will look around!

Barbara said...

Just stopping by from Vanessa's to tell you that I would love to win your book. I have checked it out so much from my library that I can't get it anymore =(

I LOVE everything you guys do in this book

lynaeve said...

I love this bag

Gill said...

Vanessa sent me!
I think you have great calves! oh dear that sounds really creepy!!! actually I just love your awesomeness!!

JaneB said...

Cool basket and great idea to use something "not plastic" for quilt projects. I use pizza boxes (new). The only downside is that you can't see through them.

Vanessa at V & Co. sent me to say "hi". She's doing a giveaway of your book and some of her Simply Color.
Wish me luck.

Lyudmila Afanasyeva said...

I'm here from V & Co to say HI to you! I like your blog!!!

Alexis said...

I'm here from V & Co, but I'm certain I'll be back a lot more. Your blog is great!

Marcia W. said...

I love your awesomeness, and those straw bags for storage! Visiting from V and Co. today but I do read your blog just because I like it. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessica Lemley said...

Hello. I'm here from V & Co. Loooove those bags!

Needled Mom said...

I remember those!!! I like your use for them better than as a bag.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Visiting from V&Co. Love your bag! Makes me want to take a vacation!

Dana Lynne said...

I came here from V & Co. *waves 'Hi!' and goes off to look at the rest of your blog*

Fiesta said...

I so love your bag!

Tamie said...

Sent over by Vanessa. I love your header picture with your little one tucked in the Moses basket. Too cute.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Just popping over to say hi from Vanessa! And hey, they're waaaay more interesting than the boring maroon and navy pleather suitcases my parents had when we were growing up!

Mama Said Sew said...

Sent byVanessa to tell you how much I love your awesomeness! Lov your book! I'm new to your blog and I think I'm going to like it

Darcy said...

Stopping by from V & Co, love that bag...so cool!

Jane said...

Cute bags!

Lisa Marie said...

Hi Cheryl. I saw a preview of your book over at V and Co. and it looks great!

Holli said...

Hi Cheryl! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Sent here from V&Co, and am supposed to be admiring your baby cows, but I didn't realize you were raising them - haha. I've had your book since it came out, and I LOVE it! All the best.

Kathie said...

I didn't realize they still had these :-)! Great idea for quilts.

Toni said...

V and c sent me but I have been here before. Congrats on new sewing sanctuary.

SuzyMcQ said...

From V and from me: Love your awesomeness!

QuiltSwissy said...

I happened over from V&Co just now, and do like those vacation bags! And you must be runner, because you have awesome calves.....or maybe you are a farmer......hmmm.

glen

Sallie said...

Hello from V and CO.

rush said...

waving hello from eastern north carolina to her awesomeness!

jennyg said...

Hi I found your site fron Vanessa v & co.

kate brown said...

Came here from V&Co and really glad she sent me!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

hi from v&co! and your acapulco bags are very fun!

Jennifer said...

Sunday Morning Quilts looks like a wonderful book!

Beth said...

Saying hi from V & Co . . .
I would like to go to Acapulco someday!

sweet stuff and tiny said...

from v & co, and i do love your blog. i'm going to go browse through it some more now.. :)

bdaiss said...

Vanessa sent me over here...but I think I might unpack and stay awhile. What fun WIP storage! Love those maple leaves too. I might have to make myself a maple leaf quilt AND a union jack.

elizabeth said...

i am also here from v and co but Im staying!! :) I LOVE that chair!!!! I desperately need a sewing chair--I currently sit on a childs desk chair from spiegel (does that even exist anymore?). love the blog and book and glad to be here!! :)

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh! You just brought back very old memories! My Mom used to carry a bag just like that (minus the Accupulco part) during the summer when I was a young girl. She just LOVED hers but hers had pink and turquoise flowers on it.

I wandered over from Vanessa's blog. I figured I'd mention the purse rather than your great calves since I don't really know you too well though. LOL

Polly said...

First time visitor from V & Co. Fun new find for me.

JLL24 said...

Howdy, saw your book, it looks great, on V and Co. Funny, love those 'holiday' bags as they do make great storage for quilts and knitting stuff.

Deborah said...

Just found your blog after coming from V and Co - it looks fantastic, as does your book! Thanks

Elsa said...

Vanessa sent me over to say hello and tell you how awesome your blog is ~ it is!

Sarah said...

V&Co sent us over to leave a comment about your awesomeness! I love your blog and your sense of style!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hi Cheryl, I've come over from Vanessa's blog and I am enjoying looking around your blog. Thanks, Sarah

ashacpatel said...

Happy to have found your blog through V & Co! Can't wait to be inspired!!!

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Karen said...

Just popped over from V & Co. to say hi. Those Acapulco bags are charming!