Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home

Ladybug Tote Bag
 a.k.a. Grandmother's Bag

The little ladybug has long been a favorite
among artists and crafters because of it's
endearing cuteness and it's simplicity.

Thanks to Stephanie at Loft Creations and her
wonderful Oak Park Bag pattern, I have created
a Grandmother's Bag which will be a hostess gift
when my daughter and I visit with her best friend's mom.

(Here I am, borrowing her grandchild
since I haven't one of my own!
Isn't she a cutie?)
And tucked inside?

A copy of Eric Carle's The Grouchy Ladybug, of course!
And maybe a ladybug pillow, if I would get off this computer
and get back to work at the sewing machine!

But, before I go and while I'm thinking of Stephanie,
I was a lucky winner on her blog not so long ago,
and my prize arrived yesterday!!

A set of 10 spools of neutral thread,
the colors so rich and inspiring!!
I'm not as adept at photographing these 'indoor' things as Stephanie,
and I want to keep it wrapped for travel purposes,
so visit this post to see more!
THANKS, Stephanie, not just for the great prize,
but for the fun and versatile bag pattern!


Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh that is THE cutest bag. Grandmother's bag...what a great idea. I love all Eric Carle books. How clever. It's nice to see a photo of you too. Enjoy the thread.

Bob Bushell said...

Lady and bugs go together.

Kay L. Davies said...

The ladybug bag is a wonderful gift, and so is the book.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Denise said...

That's a lovely photo of you there, what a darling little girl. I think the bag is really neat. The book looks fun also. Enjoy using your win of thread.

Linda Reeder said...

What a wonderful Gramdmother gift that will be!

Just Ramblin' said...

Congratulations on winning the spools of thread and so nice they are all in very usable neutral colors. I love your "lady bug" tote. What a great idea to turn it into a Grandmother's bag. I'm sure
she is going to love it and how fun to include a book. I think I need to dig my pattern out and make this bag. Nola

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love your bag Karen, Love the fabrics and the pattern. Very nice....

Dixxe said...

What a great job! Love that tote--

Carver said...

I like the bag and what a cute grandchild to borrow. Great shot of both of you.

Linda said...

Cute bug bag and an appropriate book. What nice gifts. I like lady bugs. And I drive a VW bug. They're much better than Asian Beetles!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Gorgeous!! I adore ladybugs, and this makes Stephanie's bag design even more wonderful!! Clever you! :-)

Audrey said...

LOVE the bag!!! The colors are wonderful! That lady bug is just too cute :)

Marvin said...

Great Ladybug tote bag, but I just can't quite identify the species. :-)

Carrie P. said...

I see that Stephanie has seen your bag by her comment. It is so cute. I did not know that Eric wrote a book called the Grouchy Ladybug.
Congratulations on the thread. I use it all the time and I really like it alot.

lisaschaos said...

Oh I love that bag! the fabric choices totally work!

Johnny Nutcase said...

such a cute bag - great job! She'll love it!

Anonymous said...

Lol @ Marvin!
Mom and I made a pillow, but will she photograph it and post it? We'll see.
Miss Avery (15 mos in photo) is such a cutie and an absolute joy to be around. Wish we saw her more often!

Anonymous said...

Great hostess gift, Karen. I love that it has a matching book!

Diane AZ said...

The ladybug bag and book are so cute! How nice to have all that new thread on hand. Enjoy!

walk2write said...

A beautiful new bag is just what a Grandma needs. What a wonderful gift! I'm going to send my sister (a quilter but not a blogger) a link to your post. She will love it. Thanks for stopping by this morning and for the good wishes.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Karen, that is the cutest bag ever! And the ladybug book is the perfect gift partner.

Oh, and congrats on winning all of that yummy thread!

Kimberly :-)

Deb said...

I love ladybugs....

Pieces of Sunshine said...

That's a lovely ladybug bag!