Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Note tote

I made this note tote for a good friend's birthday today.

In fact, she is the original author of this blog!

Happy birthday, Tania.


I found a great tutorial at and thought I would give it a try, with a few of my own minor modifications...

The front cover, with a vintage button and elastic closure

The entire outside cover

The inside of the note tote -- lots of pockets to store bits of papers in, or business cards or coupons!

A close up of the left inside

All closed up again

With a pen and memo pad -- to write notes, shopping lists, whatever!

I had looked in one store this morning to find a good sized pad, but this plain one was the best I could come up with.

On the way to Tania's house, I stopped in at another store, and found the right size pad there... this note tote holds a 5 x 8 memo pad!

These would make great gifts for the ladies in your life -- use them for church, shopping, notes as you go!

If you are not a sewer, ask me to make one for you... I can make them smaller as well, to hold a 4 x 6 pad, or a 3 x 5. The choice is yours!

I plan on making some for Christmas for my kids to take to church for notes -- the boys will get manly material, of course. ;o)

So really, these totes are great for anyone!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dino town

Look who I found in the backyard today...

I made him for a certain cutie who is turning three soon...

Hope 'B' loves him!

Aiden wanted it, so who knows -- maybe there will be another little dino around his birthday time!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Messenger bags for two...

Michael and Ryan are going to a double birthday party tomorrow, and I made these messenger bags for their two friends.

This one is for Jasper.
For those of you who are friends of Cloverdale Reporter on Facebook, he is also known as the comic strip kid.
This little black and white hero is Al Lando, the star of Jasper's latest series...

Levi loves owls, so I put one on his bag flap.

The boys can use these bags for anything -- a trip to the library, a spare change of clothes when they go somewhere, a place to put snacks and drinks while on a day trip, or a bag to store new found treasures in!

The sky is the limit -- hope they like them!!!