A lady in our church has started having a Lady's Bible Study and Craft Time once a month. I went this past Friday, and it was so nice to get together with all the Lady's and have some adult time and a small Bible Study. The craft we made was this adorable tote bag. If you are interested, the tutorial is here. The only thing I did differently was I made the handles 11 inches. This left enough ribbon to make a nice bow. I also just stitched down the side seam allowances. I felt like it gave it more of a finished look. After I made the first one, I just had to go get more supplies to make my daughter, nieces and sister one. I need to make 3 more, but they are so easy and cute I can't wait to get them done. Plus they only take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete! This green polka-dot bag was the first one I made.
I decided to go with the loepoard print for my sister. The black shiny button really dresses things up, doesn't it? I may need to duplicate this one for my mom. I still haven't decided what to make for my other sister, but she's in boot camp right now, so I have a few weeks to get it done!
And of course, since my daughter's favorite colors are yellow and blue, this little cutie is just for her. I just love the flower buttons on the bow!
"I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.... I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby." ~Nancie J. Carmody