Friday, August 12, 2011

birthday totes

Each year I have one item that I make for my sisters and sisters-in-law birthdays (though I admit that I have missed a birthday or two. Sorry sisters!) This year the gift is tote bags! You can find the tutorial here if you want to make your own.

Two of my sisters-in-law celebrate their birthdays this month. Jen's birthday was the 4th. I made her a yellow chevron with brown trim tote bag. I love the yellow chevron! I got it at Hancock for 50% off. The trim is a brown linen I've had for years and the lining is a white canvas. Jen recently moved to Asheville, NC and I am missing her lots!

Today is Jessica's birthday. (Happy birthday Jessica!!) She is pretty amazing- she has four children, teaches preschool, and is finishing up her masters degree. She is a superwoman!

I made Jess' tote bag in brown linen from my stash. The trim and lining fabric is Flea Market Fancy Sprout by Deniyse Schmidt, one of my favorites, which sadly, is no longer available. I made a dress for Sutton years ago (pre blog days) and after making this bag I only have scraps.



jen said...

I love love love my bag! And it's big enough that I can throw my Toms (knock-offs) when we walk anywhere in case my chosen footwear makes my feet hurt. I also plan to use it for my farmer's market shopping. So much cuter than the dingy Harris Teeter tote I was using!
Thanks again!! (and for the blog record...I am missing you tons, too!)

chris said...

The totes are both fabulous. I love the fabrics you chose!

Tanya said...

Very nice gifts!

Carole and Lee said...

Love the idea of doing one gift for everyone. I need to get better at acknowledging birthday's around here too.

Andi said...

I NEED that chevron fabric!!

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