Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lil' Girl Springtime Totes...

I have three beautiful granddaughters. I'm not exaggerating. You can see for yourself...

Photos courtesy of Angie Wilson Photography.

(I also have four adorable little grandsons, but I'll save that post for another day.)

Last year for Easter I made my girly grandbabies Lil' Girl Cupcake Totes, but I decided to devise a new pattern for this Easter and make them each a "Lil' Girl Springtime Tote." Again, it took me some time to tweak the pattern and make it just right, but here's what I came up with...

These totes might look a little familiar. They are sort of a spin-off from the pillows I made.

They are approximately 6.5 inches wide x 8 inches tall x 3 inches deep with 13 inch straps. Just the right size for storing all kind of treasures. They can even be used as scripture totes.

This morning I decided to share this pattern with you all, and I devised a tutorial that I will post tomorrow.

This is a simple tote to make and I have lots of photos of the process. The experienced sewer will be able to whip one up in no time, and the even novice sewer should be able to follow the directions and easily take a whack at it. I look forward to sharing...

Have a great day!


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Get Your Craft on Thursday @ Life as Lori

18 comments:

MiaKatia said...

Suzanne! They are beautiful. The totes I mean (ok well the granddaughters too but I am biased!). The girls are so lucky to have you for a grandma. Beautiful :)

Jan said...

The grandkiddoes are adorable (well, duh!) -- and so are those totes. SO cute. You are amazing.

And I mean that.

Mary-ham said...

What a cool post. Cute kids and cute totes!

Lydia Moon said...

These totes are so cute! I can't wait for the tutorial!

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree...you have some adorable grandkids!!

Carolynn said...

So pretty. Lucky girls to have such a talented grandma!

Chris said...

Aww Suzanne!~ The girls are so CUTE! and so are the totes!! As soon as I saw them (the totes:)) I thought.."I have to make those" and you are so sweet to share! Thanks so much! I think the
little girls in my life will thank you too! :)

Andi said...

awwww so adorable! I LOVE them, the girls and totes :)

lusciouschaos said...

So cute...easter baskets now...scripture totes later. I love your creativity and enthusiasm.

Stephanie @ Minutes to Spare said...

So Cute. I have been working on bags of my own. But I am not ready to post yet. I love yours.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Very beautiful girls, and classy totes. You are amazing!

Tina said...

Gorgeous blossoms (grandaughters) and beautiful bags!! You are amazing Suzanne - love them! ~ Tina x

Anonymous said...

Soooo Cute! I have to make two of your totes for my two grandaughters. Can't wait for your tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!!

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

Oh Suzanne, every picture is a real treat! The girls are beautiful and the totes are like looking at flowers in a botanical garden! Your photography is wonderful!

Lori said...

What lucky granddaughter's you have. I would love a tote just like those! so can you be my grandmother for a day or two???LOL I really love them.

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your granddaughters are definitely adorable and the bags are so cute!

Jean said...

Adorable as always! I love the added touch of the darling flower. Jean

Lanie Ree said...

Aw, your Granddaughters are adorable. And so are those bags. Lucky girls!