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I know I’ve been missing for a while, but I have some good reasons for it. The first reason will be the subject of this post and I will explain more later.

A few weeks ago Roo of Roo’s Doins left me a comment saying that he showed some of the bags I have made to his Mom and suggested she order one for his Grandma for Mother’s Day. It seems that Roo’s Mom had been wracking her brain over what to get her mom for Mother’s Day and when she saw the bags I had made she thought Roo was a genius.

Roo’s Grandma is a quilter and he thought she would like to have a nice tote bag to carry her quilting supplies to some of the classes she takes. Roo’s mom contacted me and we discussed what colors she would like and I showed her some embroideries to choose from for the outside pockets. I just love how this bag turned out and had a difficult time putting it in the mail to Roo’s Grandma.  I just might have to make one like it for myself!  You have to click on the images to see the pockets.  The one on the left says, “Quilting with friends will keep you in stitches” and the other one is of a hummingbird with some spools of thread.

Quilter’s Tote – Quilting With Friends Pocket

Quilter’s Tote – Sewing Hummingbird Pocket

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Here is a look at the inside of the bag and a close up of the quilting. The interior has two zippered pockets and two plain pockets.  The quilting is a sashiko pattern that I used my embroidery machine to quilt the outside fabric with. I chose a floral pattern for the quilting to coordinate with the flowers on the lining fabric. The lower portion of the bag and the handles are made of faux suede.  I like using the faux suede for those areas because it wears better than the cottons (at least it has so far on the bags I have made for myself) and it makes the handles less slippery so they stay on your shoulders.

Quilter’s Tote – Interior

Quilter’s Tote – Sashiko Quilting detail

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The tote bag was shipped a couple of days ago and should reach Roo’s Grandma today or tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear what she thinks of it.

The second Mother’s Day bag I made was for Agnes’ mom, the Dachsies With Moxie’s Grandma. Agnes wanted a clutch that her mom could put her rosary in and she wanted it to be in royal blue which is her mom’s favorite color.

Rosary bag

Agnes chose a beautiful embroidery of Mary with the words of the rosary embroidered around her.  I made this bag using faux suede for the outside and a beautiful floral for the interior.

Rosary bag – Interior

I really enjoyed making these bags especially since they were custom designed for a couple of special ladies and I thank their daughters for thinking of me to create these special gifts.  If you are interested in having a bag made for you just let me know in the comments and we can discuss details.  I will be announcing my etsy shop soon, but until then just leave me a note.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there including mine!

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