Thursday, February 21, 2008

On-The-Go Bag


Remember this guy? I had plans for him all along. It's just taken me this long to figure out what to do with it.

The plan was to make an on-the-go carrier for a sippy cup, some bibs, a toddler fork and spoon, and some Fun Chops to keep in the car "just in case." I originally planned to make a drawstring bag, but was afraid of the linen fraying around the string. Then I thought of a zippered pouch, but I thought it might be wonky. Then I started thinking that a wristlet might be easier to carry with a strap. Then my idea morphed into a zippered tote. Then I realized I don't want to figure out a zipper and a handle (it was more than my brain could handle) and it turned into a regular tote.

That, my friends, is why it took over a month to make. The actual execution of the bag took very little time.

[Notes: The outer shell is linen and it is lined in little polka dots that are either navy or black. We bought the Fun Chops on eBay, after Carter got the blue pair from geocaching. They work and the kids love them.]

8 comments:

Karyn said...

Well, let me tell you, it sure turned out fantastic after all that planning!!

And fun chops?? Never heard of them. The do look cool though. Geocaches up here usually contain old McDonald's toys and ripped hockey cards, never anything as cool as fun chops!!!

beki said...

Perfect! It's super cute ;-)

miss chris said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can take a month to finish something seemingly simple. Perfect execution, though. It's darling.

amandajean said...

it's very cute! I have had plenty of projects that sat in limbo until I figured out just what to do with them. (I have a few right now...)

Chara Michele said...

That tote looks perfect! (and I can totally relate to having projects sit while I figure out exactly what I am going to do with them.)

hooli said...

clever, clever, clever...

Little Munchkins said...

Very cute tote! I have chopsticks like that too.

Cici said...

cute! i love the bear (apparently blogger did, too! it ate my comment)