Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Finally! A 241 Tote!

I am WAY behind the times here, but I have finally caught up with you smart ladies!  I saw the 241 tote trend sweeping blogland 6+ months ago.  I thought they were cute, but I just did not really understand the hoop-la.  Until this little fella found his way to my home....


Do you remember him?  I was so lucky to receive this mini-241 tote as part of the Goodie Swap this past summer.  Made by Hadley of Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle, my swap partner, he was a total surprise when he arrived.  And I fell in love. Look at those googly green eyes!

I also finally "got" the 241 tote.  FINALLY!  I decided to make one for my sister-in-law, Catherine, as her Christmas present.  Sadly, the fabric didn't arrive in time, so it's going to be slightly delayed in arriving (do you see a trend in this post?).


I hope she likes it!  This is my first magnetic snap, so I'm sure she'll be well impressed :)  You should have seen me stitching the round side panels.  The pattern says to "pin liberally" and shows 5 pins.  I had 25!  That sucker was not going to move!  I'm a small bit obsessed myself, now, so you'll most likely see another in the future made for me.  



25 comments:

Dianne Neale said...

Lovely - I can't decide which is nicer, the frog or the little bird. I will have to get on and make one of these.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the purple bag! One can never over-pin! I always think you do what you are comfortable with!

Judith, Belfast said...

That's a gorgeous 241 done in Aviary! Love it! Jxo

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Love the purple! You can never have too many purple accessories in my opinion!

mammafairy said...

Beautiful!
And aren't magnetic snaps easy, once you get the courage to do one?
She will be pleased, and impressed!

Linda Coleman said...

love the bird fabric you used Cindy

Manda said...

beautiful!

susan said...

I love the way you have positioned the bird. The bag looks gorgeous.

Annabella said...

Gorgeous make Cindy and I love those tote bags too although I haven`t made one. Your SIL will love it. BTW, thrilled to be doing the MS swap with you and the other lovelies!

Toni said...

They are fun, aren't they? I'm sure your SIL will love that one, it is beautiful! I still need to make one for myself but am so far indecisive on fabrics...

Sarah said...

Fab looking bag, I really need to try it sometime!

Lynne said...

Both bags look fabulous.

Jennifer said...

Nice work Cindy! I received one from Toni as my P.I.F. and its fabulous!!

Lynn said...

Love the pink n purple one

Katie said...

I love both of these! I have the pattern but haven't sewn one up yet.

randi said...

i have a pattern waiting for me too! and i hope to use it soon. yours both came out great!

Z Any Mouse said...

I love both bags! Is the 241 a published pattern for purchase, or something free online? I'm late jumping on this bandwagon.

Live a Colorful Life said...

LOVE your fabric choice!

Miranda said...

They are both great! What is the purple bird fabric, I love it :)

Nicky said...

Love those fabrics - lucky SIL - it will have been worth the wait!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you did great - top stitching the side seams appears impossible, but worth it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous bags!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, well done! I do love it in the Prince Charming, and I'm hoping to get to putting one together myself in the next few weeks...

Kathy said...

OMG - LOVE the one you made! What a cool bag. I must have somehow missed this craze, as this is the first time I've seen a bag like this. Where can I get a pattern?

Susan said...

Yea for you! I'm making one too right now. Love yours and I'm sure your SIL will love the one you made for her. :)

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