Sunday, January 6, 2008

Holiday Crafting - Eco gab


I always like to encourage my children to "get crafty" so when Barking Mad gave my little Peter a pile of books last week, he went through them, and decided to make the Eco bag! We found an old calico bag in the cupboard and then some scraps, but being just a little 'am-pid-ec-strous', I often get the vlisoflix thing backwards!!!!! ooooops ... We thought it still looked good and he was wrapped with it and proud of his efforts (as was I) - he's going to use it very proudly for his library bag this year in Grade 2!


With my current cushion theme, Mr Flower garden got this one for his birthday as he keeps pinching mine in the lounge room at nights while we are watching TV. He was very happy with it and is being used which is lovely to see. Thanks for all the well wishes for his birthday . . .
This little dollie found her way into Sue's bag at our Tote Tute the other day. I could see by the look on her face, that she really wanted to go and live with Sue and all her other toys, (check them out here), so I bid her farewell and gave her, her wish.
Is that "white - negative" space I can see there????? Just a few things to still take to: school, the shed, etc. but 100% on what is was.
And then a Crafting Day! I've always wanted learn the art of Totes - so Ric Rac, Barking Mad and I spent the afternoon with our Sewing machines poised and step by step we made our bags. Even my 10 yr old daughter joined in the fun and followed the instructions. We had a great afternoon and I think "birthing the bags" was the most excitning part. Thanks Jodie!


Jodie currently has her green one (shhhh) for a Give A Way on her blog - quick, hurry!

10 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Well I think the eco gab is perfectly wonderful! And I love the totes you all made! Lucy x

Jodie said...

You know I am a big fan of the eco gab, but even happier to hear it will be a library bag ! Yay pete!

Jenny said...

I love that the Bag writing part is backwards-makes it quite unique. Love Mr Flowergarden's cushion-what a clever present so you can still have yours. What fun you lot had with your sewing machines making those wonderful totes-how great to be able to get together like that.And I am very IMPRESSED with your sorting and ruthless throwing out of many things-how tidy!!!

Louise said...

Love the eco gab and thought it was quite deliberate and groovy!! And how lucky am I to be the recipient of Jodie's green bag from the bag sewing lesson. I just love that you all got together to sew - such good holiday fun! I too am in the process of pulling my house apart and having a big chuck out - I still don't see any negative space but we're getting there!

nicky said...

Love that bag! I didn't realise that it was a mistake until i read on!

samantha said...

you have all been very busy - I really like the uniqueness of your eco bag too. I have just had a day of finally sorting a year's worth of bills etc. phew! now hopefully some crafting.

By the way, you were the December giveaway winner, so email me your address so I can post you some goodies...

de vliegende koe said...

I love the cushion cover. Hurray for Eco bags! And it’s very trendy to put letters the other way around!

Lesley said...

I think everyone should have an eco gab - maybe you should whip up a batch!! The totes you made are lovely and I think it's a perfect way to spend a day.
Lesley xx

Levin (and Emily) said...

Love the bags - especially the eco bag. Did your son do any of the sewing himself. My oldest boy (6 yo) is getting into a bit of sewing but I wasn't sure if he was ready to use a machine yet. He would like to - as would my 3 yo - but i think he just likes to use the accelerator (as he likes to call the peddle) and likes to pretend its a car.
cheers
l
x

Kate said...

Greae eco bag and love the totes!