Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green Tote

I loved the Amy Butler Birdie Sling Totes I made for Mother's Day gifts so much that I had to make one for myself:

Birdie Sling Tote

Can you tell how large it is? This would make a great market bag. I plan to use it when I go on summertime outings with my kids and I need to carry a bunch of this-and-that.

Green Birdie Sling Tote- Inside

Last year when we were in Estes Park, Colorado, my mom and I found a fantastic fabric and gift shop. Mom picked out these lovely green prints and passed them along to me when she realized that she wasn't going to sew anything with them. The greens are Anna Maria Horner Garden Party prints. I can't figure out what the brown and blue print is, but I like it!

Green Birdie Sling Tote

I also made another simple styled square tote for my daughter's teacher, but I was in such a rush, I couldn't photograph it! I used four coordinating fat quarters and we packed it with some stuff for her dogs.

Its been really rainy and beautifully cool here and we have a sort of swamp in the backyard. This is finally the year all my neighbors are going to have drains put in so that we can use our yards again. My next door neighbors have younger children and this spring they gave up and let the kids be little mud people for an afternoon. It was adorable, but they didn't like getting washed with the garden hose!


Andi said...


Jenny said...

Very, very nice!

Miss Gina Designs said...

This is a great bag! Love the fabrics that you chose!!!

Anonymous said...

This would be the perfect bag for the baby blanket I am knitting right now. Why wasn't it at my house yesterday when I needed it? Hmm, maybe because I don't have one. Did you make up the pattern yourself?

IamSusie said...

myonlysunshine- Its an Amy Butler Pattern: http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Butler-Birdie-Midwest-Pattern/dp/B001AYXH4Q

I recommend it! This bag has no zippers or snaps to deal with, so it is pretty easy to sew.

Donna said...

I've got to get that pattern!!

Sparkly Turtle said...

I really love those colors.