Saturday, November 19, 2011

Just a snippet, a tote and a kitten

This is a cute tote bag I made recently from a kit, Totes on Bolts. The pattern is by Penny Sturges. I really didn't know what I was buying when I got it. I just thought it was a pattern with the fabric included. It was really neat in that the panels of fabric included little dots and dashed to indicate where you should cut with scissors or a rotary cutter. It also included optional fabric choices which I thought was neat. I'm not going to say it was easy because I found myself not too good at following the instructions. In hindsight though, it was spelled out clearly. I just wasn't used to following instructions. I'm glad I did because I love the bag. It has about 8 pockets on the inside that I customized to fit my phone, security key for work, and other items I love to carry with me.

Someone else likes my tote because Little Bella discovered it was cozy for a nap. I laughed when I went to put my phone in my bag and found her nesting. I made a lot of pictures of her before she decided to get up because of me. I just had to share this and I hope it makes you smile.

Little Belle has been with us about five months now and we're crazy about her. She is polydactyle and acts more like a dog sometimes than a cat. She finds things and hides them under a rug to bring out later for playing with. Funny kitty. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. It's just beautiful here in Alabama and I'm planning on painting a ceramic Holly Christmas tree today.

Happy crafting!


Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

You mean you didn't realize it was a kitty "nap sack" when you made it??? Too cute!! (Great bag, by the way. Love all the pockets on the inside.)

Jo said...

What a beautiful bag. Where did you find the pattern and fabric? You could just make me one of these.
Little Bella is such a pretty kitty. She looks a lot like Motorboat. How is Mr. Whiskers doing?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Call me sometime.
Your Friend,

Lindsay Weirich said...

what an adorable kitty and bag!

Anonymous said...


I love your bag and Little Belle is so cute. I hope to be able to start on projects for myself in the near future. Hope all is well with your family.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Well, you can sew circles around me! I love your blog design!

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