Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Totes for Teachers

The nice thing about having a blog that no one follows is that I can post all my Christmas goodies before the holiday and not really have to worry about spoiling it for anyone.

I made these Winslow Tote bags by Kathy Mack for the 2 main teachers at my daughter’s daycare. I really think they truly like their jobs and the children they care for and I wanted to show my appreciation with some handmade goodness.

I love this boat fabric. Its another nice piece from the gifted stash from my husbands Aunt Tiny. The bottom of the bag is a pirate treasure map fabric I picked up at Joann's.

I dipped into my stash for this bag and used up the last of my Melissa Averinos Sugar Snap fabric. I should have bought 10 yards of this stuff. I love the color combination of the aqua, orange and pink. I am going to have a hard time parting with this one, it is so pretty.

The horse fabric I used for the lining is just darling.

I love this pattern. You can use all fat quarters, or small pieces of fabric you might have left over from some other project. Plus the patchwork effect is great. Anything goes. I hope to make a couple more of these to keep for shopping or running errands.

There is still lots more Christmas sewing to get done. I wish I had the time to make all of my gifts. Maybe if I start in January I might be able to do just that. It would be wonderful to have a completely handmade Christmas in the Hill house.


  1. Hi Diane. I'm burying this comment in an old post because I don't see contact info for you. Feel free to delete it, instead of publishing it.

    I'd just like to suggest that you include a link to your story maybe in your sidebar, since the link on Anna's blog leads only to your blog page, instead of a post that explains the back story. If I might be so bold (which is my way :), I recommend this post: http://hillhousehandmade.blogspot.com/2012/09/you-are-child-of-universe.html

    If you need help or would just like to learn how to hyperlink to a post, give me a call, and I'll be happy to help. 920-445-8989

    1. Thank you. I added it. Page development is not my strong suit.