Thursday, July 15, 2010

Travel Tote - handmade!

Before our summer vacation, I designed and made the kids little activity bags that I named their Travel Totes.

I was expecting that they would sorta like them, but the response was overwhelming. They took them everywhere and refused to even go into a restaurant without them.

It was pretty cute. Not every time you make something for your kids do they really appreciate it and love it.

While I was making them, I wrote down directions and I'm of course toying with making a pattern for them. If there were only just a few more hours in the day...hope to get to it eventually.

There were pockets for their books and other little treasures and I filled it up with pretty much 100% imported Japanese goodies. I'll have to post more photos for you. They really did turn out pretty cool.

Also on the trip I visited a quilt shop in Cedarburg, Wisconsin called Material Matters. They had some Velcro so I picked it up and added it to the Travel Tote for added security of the goodies. It was a super cute shop and I loved their collection of wool fabrics.

6 comments:

Colleen said...

Love that travel tote. We need a pink one for our house. :)

Lis said...

I know what you mean, I was so delighted (and relieved) that Wills liked his birthday quilt so much, please take a look at the photos on my blog at
http://shiny4444.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-6th-birthday-wills.html

Kathie said...

I had made my girls little tote bags that were filled with stickers little books, crayons, colored pencils, maze books, etc tokeep them busy at restaurants, doctor offices any time we went out they came along.

they loved them, of course mine were simple, this looks adorable...
kathie

Lis said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog, and for your lovely comments.

Una said...

Aaw, the plane is so cute! How wonderful of you to make them something so special. It is a certain joy when it is appreciated too! *_^

AnnaVallance said...

Would love to see a post of how you made those wonderful travel totes. I know a five year old who would love one.