Friday, May 6, 2011

For Mom

In case you don't know, Sunday is Mother's Day. It's a pretty important day for those of us who go by that name! At my house, I'm known as "Momma."

My mom called me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I could make her a tote that she could use to carry her book and Bible for her weekly Bible study. I had recently seen this super cute pattern here, and thought it was perfect!

For this bag, I followed the pattern for size but chose to add some top stitching and a fabric flower. I also removed the ribbon ties as I thought it might be a little inconvenient to tie a bow every time you want to close the bag. I also added a decorative stitch on the strap. If I made this bag again, I'm not sure I'd add the ribbon. It's been hanging in my dining room for a week, and every time I look at it, I can't decide if I like it! What do you think?

This pattern was super easy to follow and taking just 1 1/2 yards of fabric (plus batting I already had), it cost less to make than the card, packaging and shipping combined!

So.... It's in the mail. And no, although very tempting, I didn't include the grandkids in the package!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!


  1. I LOVE IT!! I LOVE THE RIBBON TOO!!!! I can't wait to get the mail on Monday!!! mom

  2. I LOVE IT!! I LOVE THE RIBBON TOO!! Can' wait until Monday!!! Mom

  3. I'm following from Nifty Thrifty!!! I love this tote!! I love the colors!! As for the ribbon, I would surely put it again on another one!!! Lovely detail:) I'm sure your mama will love it:)
    It would be great if you could come over and check my gift for my mama @
    Happy Sunday!!

  4. Stopping by from "Just Something I Whipped Up from The Girl Creative". I love this tote!!


  5. Love your fabric choices!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

  6. Eleni-
    Thanks for the compliment! I stopped by your blog and love it! The circle quilt you submitted from the blogger's quilt festival is fabulous!

  7. Looks bright and colorful. I'm sure your mom will be proud to use it.