Tuesday, February 26, 2008

a bag and a softie



I made this little lunch bag last weekend and have had a few days to test it out at work. So far, it's worked out great and because it has a flexible bottom it fits all types and sizes of tupperware containers. While I really love this lunch bag book that I posted about last year, I just couldn't settle on the perfect size for my lunch and have been carrying around my lunch in a dilapidated paper bag (yes, the same one) ever since.



I saw a link for this fabric shopping bag last week and thought it would be the perfect solution to my ever-changing lunch containers/content problem that made using a square bottomed bag difficult.



I ended up having to sew the bag twice because the handles were just too short the first time around. I lengthened them significantly the second time, but they're still not big enough to slip comfortably over my hand. So, if I end up making another version of this bag, I'll definitely add 3-4 more inches to the handles. But this is definitely 2 steps up from my torn paper bag with one broken handle so I'm sold on it for now!





And, I never shared this little treasure, Carmen the Zaubermaus...a Christmas gift from Jon...my very own softie from Soto Softies! He signed up for the mailing list to make sure he could get one and everything! I was so excited to open her up on Christmas and she has been watching me craft in my sewing room ever since.



8 comments:

  1. wow they are both beautiful! lovely bag and CUTE softie!

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  2. Super cute fabric...where did you get it?!

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  3. Great bag! Wow, you got a Soto Softie! I have been admiring her work for a while now. Lucky you.

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  4. Great bag! Wow, you got a Soto Softie! I have been admiring her work for a while now. Lucky you.

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  5. They are both super cute! I love the fabric you used on your lunch bag. What line is it from? So lucky to have a Soto Softie! She is adorable!

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  6. Awesome bag and super-cute softie. I think Jon should get major hubby points for that.

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  7. Carmen is so sweet! I'm so glad you got a Soto Softie! If I remember right you commented on Maritza's blog saying you wished your hubby would surprise you with one of her softies. That's when I first discovered your cool blog. It's so great to know that you did get your softie!

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  8. That bag is so cute. I've got to ask, too -- what's the fabric? Slightly Amy Butler-ish, yet it isn't ... is it?

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