Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tote for a Tot!

My friend gave birth to a gorgeous girl last December, and to help little one celebrate her special 1st birthday, I've made her a tote bag to carry dolly around in! 

A girl can never have too many bags, and it's never too young to start, right?

Natasha's 1st Birthday Tote bag

I acquired a Sizzix Big Shot a few months back, and decided that hubby really wanted to buy me a few more dies for it for Christmas!! One being the 1" Hexie die.  (Yes I opened my Christmas present the moment it arrived! Naughty!)

I ironed bondaweb onto the back of some pink and blue fabric scraps before whizzing them through the Big Shot like a magic whizzy thing!

I then ironed the hexies onto some linen and satin stitched them securely, so no amount of dragging around the floor will unhinge them! 

I went for a practical denim bottom too on this tote, and as the family have recently got a puppy, I thought Aneela's playful pups for the lining was perfect.

And at the last minute, I discovered that cute wee teddy in my ribbons box.  Perfect!

So dolly is now snug and secure, at least until some tiny hands starting flinging her around! I hope teddy's head doesn't get chewed off (by baby or the puppy!).

14 comments:

  1. So beautiful. I am sure mummy will love it just as much if not more than her 1 year old.

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  2. Gorgeous wee bag! I may be just a little green about the BS though, do I really need one?

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  3. What an adorable gift for a little one! You are just too good at this pressie melarky!

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  4. Aw, you make the nicest gifts! Almost makes me want another baby girl just so you can make things for it. I said ALMOST! ;-)

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  5. Now that's where my mother went wrong, never had handbags as a kid, and I still don't lol Very cute though!

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  6. What a sweet wee tote! And yay for hubby getting you good pressies!

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  7. Cute cute cute..... this will be loved and well played with, I am sure x

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  8. What a good present for a little one. You are giving her a head start in bags! Now Mrs. it is very bad form in opening your Christmas present before the day. What do your girls say?!!!!!! Di x

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  9. A cutie for a cutie! I love the wee hexie tote - it is sure to be loved for many years to come!

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  10. Truly lovely!! But what I'm really excited about, is that you've just got a Sissix Big Shot! I've been humming and haa-ing about getting one, and would LOVE to know what you thought about it. I can be reached at kirstie cantegreil at g mail dot com, if I'm a "no-reply blogger"....I have no idea!!! Many thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  11. Very cute - and hurray for the Sizzix hexies!

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  12. oh i love that! she will love it too and yes the sissix will it replace rotary cutting or is it not as fabric efficient?

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