Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer vacation is over....

Why do the weekends go by so quickly? Because time sure does fly when you're having fun that's why, lol.   This was the last free weekend for everyone here in Houston.  School starts Monday....so does the crazy traffic, the getting caught behind school buses, and the waking up super early to avoid all of this.  I myself will start my evening classes on Tuesday...yay!!  So, for everyone that starts school tomorrow good luck and have a fantastic semester.

Now for this weeks project.  My next project will probably be in two weeks, just till I get situated with my class schedule.

I'm showing off a new tote that I made for my niece Aubrey.  It was for her second birthday.  I really enjoy sewing and making thing for my loved ones and for myself.  


Red on the inside.


For this tote bag I sewed a double pocket on the outside for some extra storage.


If you make it, then tag it.  My tag "Fifi Made This"


Okay are you ready to be attacked with cuteness.....really how can you not love this.  I made this as the special little add-on for the tote.


After about 7 different variations, I really liked the way I drew this little elephant.  I then traced on felt and sewed on the extra little pieces.  Then I drew the letter "A"  for her name and made it too.  Cute huh!  Her birthday theme was "Circus".


This has to be my favorite tote that I have made so far.


Until next time!  Thanks for stopping by.  

Participating at all the fabulous parties on my party page and here:


Pin It

51 comments:

  1. It is great. Thanks for linking it. I came from "Just something I whipped up"

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Fifi,
    This tote bag is amazing. Love the colors and the "A" and the little elephant!
    Have a nice week.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft

    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is so adorable! I love the little elephant - so cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. the hang tags are outstanding idea!! good job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much. They're one of my favorite parts of making the bag.

      Delete
  5. Lovely bag! I agree, I enjoy making things for others too, especially when they're not expecting it. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Visiting you via Make It Pretty Monday. I would love for you to visit My Dream Canvas. This is very pretty. Have a great day. Anu

    ReplyDelete
  7. Super cute! The red interior and the elephant are ADORABLE!!!!
    Good sewing, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my gosh that is cute, love the material, and the elephant and the monogram. A very nice tote bag - Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So cute. Like the little extra features. Gail (BibleLoveNotes.com)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really like the elephant touch to your bag.

    ReplyDelete
  11. How cute is that! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    ReplyDelete
  12. That really is adorable. You took circus cute and made it circus chic. Talent!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

    ReplyDelete
  14. That is great! I really like all the little details that you added. And the red interior!
    Blessings,
    Susie

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is so cute.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

    ReplyDelete
  16. That is just so adorable! And that elephant! Cuteness.
    I love your tags too. Can you share how you make them (or, are they ordered)? I tried to hand embroider some, but that's not very practical. I know I can always order them, but the DIY-er in me refuses to back down without a fight. :/ :)

    Shazia @ HandmadeLove

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Shazia.

      I will have a tutorial of them soon. I do make them myself.

      Have a great weekend.

      Delete
  17. Love the tote, it came out so cute! Thanks for linking up at the we made that linky!

    ReplyDelete
  18. So love this adorable little grey bag! How absolutely adorable is that little elephant! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!
    xoxo
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is so cute!! I would love for you to link it to my Tasty Thursdays party at The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-6.html

    Thanks,
    Nichi

    ReplyDelete
  20. I loooove that gray fabric! And the elephant embellishment is absolutely adorable!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing at our Weekend Wonders party!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Those are absolutely adorable! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great shaped tote!!! Love the 'A' and the cute elephant...

    ReplyDelete
  23. beautiful bag...and cute elephant

    ReplyDelete
  24. Can't decide what I like more - the elephant or your FiFi Made tag! Too cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very cute! Love the elephant. :) Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax hop!!
    Michelle
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my gosh that elephant and initial are so darling! If you have time feel free to stop on by www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very very cute! So lucky niece!!! Loe the Elephant and the letters it's so beautiful made! Thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your niece is a lucky little lady! I love the tag too! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up! See you again next week! :)

    Barbara @ Chase the Star
    chasethestar.net

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great colors and such fun personalization. Thanks for sharing this week on Motivated Monday.
    pr

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks so much for linking up to last week’s Martha Mondays! I do hope you’ll drop by again this week and share another post : )

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/09/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features-93.html

    ~Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh my gosh.. that little elephant and the 'A' is the cutest I've ever seen... Thank you for linking into Colours Dekor... :) Love the colours too....

    ReplyDelete
  32. That is cute as can be! You have some mad sewing skills. I wish you were your niece :o)

    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  33. This is super cute! Love the little elephant!

    Thanks for linking up at The Little Giggler!

    ReplyDelete
  34. So darn cute. And the elephant is the perfect embellishment. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great tote! Love the red inside and the add ons!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.:)

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is great! I love the little charms! We'd love to have you link up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-31.html

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Fifi,
    This is the cutest tote. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

    ReplyDelete
  39. I am sure your niece loved the tote, Yvonne! thanks for sharing this beauty with us. We will be featuring it at the party ^^)

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    ReplyDelete