Friday, July 26, 2013

Finish it Up Friday :: Mini Messenger Bags

We had a play date recently with some of our favorite friends who have two lovely little girls, one almost exactly the same age as ours and one about sixteen months younger. Harper and I wanted to do something to make it an extra special day and I know this mama appreciates handmade so I used this tutorial from Zaaberry that I love - quick, easy, adorable - to whip up these cute bags. Then Harper helped by picking out some goodies to put in each one.
The rainbow stripe is a home dec weight fabric from IKEA. Oh how we love you IKEA! The gray was a twill I had in my stash from Hancock's. Here's where a well-stocked stash let me make these without even having to leave the house. Gotta love that.
We figured the flower button pins would be an easy way to tell the bags apart. Flower Button Pin tutorial from Artsy-Crafty Babe and be fore-warned, they are addictive once you start making them! But on the upside, them you have a stash of them to grab when you need one!
And yes, I put a bird on it ;-) Bird fabric is an Alexander Henry print, also from my stash for the win.
Filled with some fun little treats these bags make such fun gifts and they are the perfect size for toddlers/smaller kids. Harper uses hers all the time and cracks me up with a) the assortment of random junk she wants to carry around with her and b) how grown-up she looks when she's carrying it! My dear husband thinks I've somehow turned her into a bag carrying kid but I've assured him that girls are just born with that gene!

I'm thrilled to have something actually done around here and I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone :-)

14 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! So cute.

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  2. Really really cute! Love that main stripe and it's awfully nice on these little bags!

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  3. Those are really lovely! I'm definitely going to have to make some of those pins!

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  4. Oh my goodness these are so cute - and to top it all off you used so many stash fabrics... Impressive!

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  5. Oooh! I love these. Very cute.

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  6. These are definitely adorable. I love the stripy fabric :-)

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  7. Those are adorable! I love your fabric selection.

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  8. ADORABLE - I love your fabric choice - visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts.
    jan@sewandsowfarm

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  9. These are so awesome!!! Love them! I think I'm going to want to make one for me!

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  10. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too - I know at least two little girls who would love those :)

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  11. Oh wow! These are so cute! I love the fabric you chose and the little goodies that you stuffed inside. Just lovely.

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