Thursday, January 3, 2013

241 Tote Pressie

Last Christmas (2011), I made a 241 tote for my SIL and my mom immediately asked for one for herself.  Just days later I picked up fabrics that I thought she might like and thought I would make one for her for Mother's Day.  Well, May came and went and the fabrics were placed back into the stash.  It would be just shameful to let another opportunity pass, so I was sure to make one for her this Christmas.

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Mom's 241 tote has a bold, blue floral print by Faye Burgos (Marcus Fabrics) on the exterior and in the handles, framed with Kona Lime pockets and a whimsical blue on blue printed filigree type pattern (Moda Puzzle Pieces) on the side panels.  The Kona Lime did the job, but really it would have been better with a more olive-type green.  The interior (which of course I don't have a photo!) is the same blue filigree with splashes of lime and a floral print pocket.  


Mom was so pleased when she opened her Christmas present!  It makes me giggle when folks ask for presents made by me, then are surprised to actually find it in the box.  She loves the prints and is thrilled with the size.  She tried it on and everything :)  Here's hoping she gets lots of use out of it!  Merry Christmas, Mom.

13 comments:

Lynne said...

It's great when people appreciate what we make, whether they asked for it or not! My niece showed almost no emotion when she received the quilt I made her baby (due in April) which was very frustrating. At least she said it might end up on her bed, which I guess was a compliment!

elpetittaller said...

This fabric is really nice and it really suits the bag. It looks great! I really like this pattern, I haven't tried the side pockets yet, but I will soon.

elpetittaller said...

This fabric is really nice and it really suits the bag. It looks great! I really like this pattern, I haven't tried the side pockets yet, but I will soon.

Kate said...

Such a swell tote!

Leanne said...

I really like the fabric choices you made for this bag, what an excellent present.

Dianne Neale said...

It's so nice when you know it's going to be loved.

Canadian Abroad said...

Very pretty! One day I am actually going to try that pattern - after everyone else in the sewing world has.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Funny....I was going to say the same thing Susan did...LOL Oh I crack us up! hehehe

Flying Blind... said...

Lucky mum xxx

Sheila said...

This'll sound silly, but I made one for myself summer before last and it made me feel younger when I swung it over my shoulder, sort of hark back to hippy days.
Yours is lovely.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

welcome back!!! glad the present went down a treat.

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, I know what you mean, my mum had asked me for an iPad case and was still surprised when she got it! Looks great anyway :o)

Judith, Belfast said...

Well worth the wait! Lovely bag C! Jxo

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