Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Crayon Tote Bag

This is the little tote bag that I made when I went on retreat. I bought the pattern online, but I can't find it right now - I'll edit this post when I find the pattern information.

Anyway, it's just the right size for a little girl to carry her coloring books and crayons. When I saw the idea I just fell in love with it as it seems so practical to grab this tote when you're on your way to a restaurant or on a car trip or something. Keeps things all together that way.

It's also the very first time I've ever done any meandering quilting. Step one of the pattern is to make the 'quilt sandwich' and do the all over quilting, then put the tote bag together.

I made this for B's 2nd birthday, which is in July. Now look below:

This is Brooklyn Sunday night carrying her new tote bag! We all went out to eat for Loni's birthday (more on that in another post) and it just seemed like the perfect time to give this to her.

And you know, all a girl really needs is her crayon tote bag and sippy cup and she is ready for just about anything.

Good times...........


Debby said...

That is adorable. What a terrific idea for a two year old. I've never done meandering quilting either but a small project, not a whole quilt, is a perfect place to start. Love it! Hmmm, I have a few almost two year olds with birthdays that this would be good for!

Le Bleu Bonnet Boutique said...

That little bag turned out so cute!!! I love the crayons and little coloring book.