Our dear little friend, Addison, turned “3” this month and, upon receiving an invitation to celebrate the occasion, I began to think about a special gift.  Since she has a beautiful playroom with toys aplenty and a huge girly wardrobe, I thought I’d make her a custom tote bag for take-along arts and crafts.

I stitched the little pockets to hold the crayons and, although I wish (frequently) that I owned a monogramming machine, I brought the bag to a tee-shirt shop to have it personalized.

The fabric is a soft, chambray cotton denim, and the pink accent fabric is a Michael Miller print, which I used to line the inside of the bag.  I used fusible fleece to give it body, and it measures approx. 11″ x 11″.  The pattern was one that I had…no longer in print…but there are many in the pattern books to choose from.  Check out Simplicity 2277!

The “more is more” in me wouldn’t be denied, so I hit my book stash and crocheted this sweet little flower from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More.

I stuffed the bag with lots of fun craft supplies, complete with crayons, markers, glitzy stickers, wooden beads, etc.  Hopefully, Addison will enjoy lots of crafty fun, and her custom tote, for years to come.

Happy 3rd Birthday, my almost “birthday buddy”!


0 thoughts on “Crafty Crayon Tote

  1. Kris San Lee says:

    What a great gift. You did a beautiful job. I like the idea to fill it with craft items as a gift. I would like one of these for myself stuffed with all fun craft items. Kris

  2. Cybele says:

    That’s really nice – she’ll like that now but it’s also suitable for an older girl. Love the flower!
    You’ll have to tell me when your birthday is so I can get a card in the post to you!