Monday, May 28, 2012

New Summer Tote Bag!

It feels like Summer is already here in Texas.   We've had some days in the 90s, thank goodness there has been a breeze on the days we've had to be outdoors.  I probably would have melted, lol!  One of those breezy days was on Saturday.  It was for my niece's daughters 1st birthday.....so I guess that would make her my great niece....wow that made me feel old.   I can't be a great anything at 32..... (*_*).

I love making things for people....especially my family and especially for sweet baby girls that turn one!!  Once they're one I feel like they need a new bag instead of a big ole bulky diaper bag.  Plus this bag is big and deep enough to carry diapers and wipes and whatever mom needs to carry.

This bag was one of my favorites to make.  I love the green and pink colors.  


I'm not going into too much detail about how it was made.....check out my tote bag tutorial if you'd like.


Pockets sewn on, straps ready to be put on.


I always add a extra little some to the bag.  So I made this cute little stuffed "K" for her name.


See...cute huh!


Love, Love, Love it!!  


Here's the inside!


Now, since it was for her birthday the gift of the tote bag doubled as a gift bag.....everyone loved it!  Here it is filled with her gifts - clothes, a stuffed animal and a lady bug.   Ladybug is her nickname and that was the theme of the party.  I am a rebel when it comes to themes or registries....I hate them and I will give what I want.  So if they don't like it...oh well take it back...that's just me! (",)  But since I was in a good mood, I added the little lady bug, plus it was cute.


Here it is ready to be given away to the birthday girl!


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my weekly project!

Have a great week everyone.


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48 comments:

  1. Nice job! I love the way you did the letter, too. I pinned this to Pinterest, hoping to do some sewing...

    Take care, Linda

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  2. Lovely creations--mixing those fabrics together is so pretty. I can only dream of sewing something like this.

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  3. A great idea to give a tote as a gift bag!!! Love the 'K'...

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  4. Awesome job on the tote bag, I adore the little K you added to the bag, just perfect! Makes me wish I could sew! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  5. that's precious! i love the intial hanging on the outside :) thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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  6. Cute bag! I love the fabric.

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  7. Very nice. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  8. Well, I like it ! If you need more information at :http://www.sobeautifulbag.com/

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  9. FABULOUS!!! You're right.. that fabric is PERFECT!! Yay for using up the rest of the fabric. The little K is adorable!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  10. I love the k. Such a nice touch. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  11. Very cute! Love the fabric you chose. And the details really take it over the top. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize!

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  12. My daughter loved stuffing cute little bags with her treasures at that age, so I'm sure she'll love it.

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  13. I love the fabric, really creative!!! Your newest follower via TimeOutThursday!!! Please follow back so we can share creative ideas!?

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  14. I love your fabric!! The "K" is adorable, great idea! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  15. I would have never thought to use those fabrics together, but I LOVE how they look together. I love that K too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  16. Lucky friend-- the bag is adorable! Love that little stuffed K!! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  17. Cute bag! And how cute is that stuffed K??? Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. What a fab bag I am making one today and I love the stuffed K I would never have thought of that. Hi im a new follower from the blog hope and im coming back OFTEN
    If you have time please come visit me at www.jollyjillys.blogspsot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad to have you!! Also your newest follower.

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  19. I love the bags and the patterned material you chose. My grandmother use to make small pouters for us to use when I was little. They really did come in handy.
    I found you on the Happy Go Lucky Hop and I am following you. Please follow me back at http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/
    Thanks.

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  20. That is a nice gift! The letter K is a cute plus!
    I think I have the same fabrics in my stash! I should use those cute fabrics for something too :)

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  21. So cute! The "k" is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party. Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  22. This is very cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  23. I love your tote bag,, so cute,, and the stuffed "K" makes it extra special. Im the same way about registries,, I just give what I want to give. I love making tote bags.

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  24. Very cute and I love the pattern!

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  25. The bag is adorable. Nice choice of fabrics and I love the "K". You're a very sweet "great" aunt!

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  26. Totally loving the lining and the K!

    --Katie

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  27. That is so darn cute! I love the fabric combination!

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  28. That's super cute! I love the "K". Thanks for sharing at The Little Giggler! :)

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  29. This is such a cute bag and I love the "K" espcially since my name starts with K too. :-) Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  30. Wow! Super cute and you are quite talented, girlfriend!
    I am impressed!
    Thanks for linking up this week - so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  31. This is adorable and is a great gift! I really like the stuffed K, I think it is a great addition to the bag. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

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  32. Wow! 2 for 2! I'm going to feature this later today! Thanks for linking up at Naptime Delights. I hope you'll link up something new tomorrow :D

    Sarah
    {http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  33. I love that you used this as the gift bag. A gift in a gift!

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  34. LOVE!!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Sasters!

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  35. Pinned this one Fifi! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  36. Cute bag! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  38. It's too cute! we are featuring this today, by the way! have a fab weekend.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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  39. Hi Fifi,
    GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love summer tote bag, the "K" idea and the fabrics. Thanks so much sharing it.I'm happy that I found your blog.

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Lopes

    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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