Sunday, 7 October 2007

A Slinki Malinki Toy Tote!



As promised, here are the photos of Austy's new tote. It's taller than I was going to make it as I didn't want to chop asny cats heads off in the lining fabric and wanted to be sure the handle stitching stayed well clear of the applique on the back. I originally planned a bordered panel of the three pictures on the back but couldn't find a fabric that would not detract from the illustrations and went with each one, so instead decided on this placement, directly on the denim.


It works as a childcare bag during the week, fitting a couple of disposables (home nappies) in the pocket, spare clothes in the main and milk sippy cup in the front pocket, and then on weekends works beautifully as a toy tote, holding a couple of cloth nappies and wipes in the bottom, and that internal pocket holds two Linley Dodd books just perfectly.


Here's a detail shot of the internal pocket.

11 comments:

fallen~from~grace said...

It's beautiful! I want one!!!!! I love how you've included all the pictures onto the bag and also included a cat on the inside pocket. So cute!

The Humming Cat said...

So glad the printing worked out for you.

Cass said...

Joy that is absolutely fantastic.

Emma said...

The bag is fantastic. Austy should be very proud of his bag as her carries it (and his clever mum who made it).

Peta said...

Joy that is just gorgeous, you've done a fantastic job!

Little Munchkins said...

Cute bag. Love the fabric.

Heids said...

Wow, Joy! Looks fantastic - great job.

Lily said...

Joy well done - it's a truly fabbo bag :)

Helen said...

Looks fantastic Joy! The printed fabric looks real, KWIM?? Great work!

sue said...

Oh I love the Slinky Malinky fabric. I have never seen that before. The bag looks terrific.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the cats on the outside of that tote! I have some of the one on the inside. :o)