Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Office Supplies Tote

Part of the Christmas gift request is for this:

Now, I love office supplies, so that was pretty fun to shop for.  But the funner part of the gift request was for a tote to carry them all in.  And this is what I came up with for that portion of the gift:

The request was for colorful and not too big.
It measures approx. 8"high, 9-1/2"wide, 4"deep.  (I hope that isn't too big)

I think this clear vinyl zippered pocket will be a fun surprise.

Everything fits!

This was the most unexpected gift wish I would ever have expected.
I did not use a pattern.  I just made the bag up as I went along. 

A lot of experimental guesswork was involved with it's creation.
I sure did have a fun time with it though.

There was a time I would never have considered making something like this without a pattern.  I guess I'm getting brave in my old age or maybe it's just blind wreckless crazy...yeah, probably the later.

Go crazy!  It's fun!

Linked to Handmade Christmas Linky Party with Melissa at The Polkadot Chair Blog.  There's a lot of inspiration in that linking party...go check it out!


Karen said...

Did you need my address to ship then? :) I love office supplies and tend to get carried away when at office supply stores..hehe Lovely creation! Perfect tote size!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I love the tote! Especially the closure - I'll be trying that later today! Isn't it fun to make things without patterns? - Jeanne

Sparky said...

By far sweet Annie..your color sense always thrills me the most...and the bag is nothing to turn your nose is gorgeous.

Cindy Sharp said...

Love it!

Well done.

carol said...

E-gads, you are just too darn clever!! Awesome bag! And I LOVE, the clear inside pocket! are just too clever!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love office supplies!! One of the best stores to shop in, after fabric stores that is!! Your tote is amazing!!! Great colors as always and just right. What a super fun gift!!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Your improvisational bag is wonderful. It just looks fun! The fabric choices are simply wonderful. Congrats on making it without a pattern.

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's fun and it's cute! I guess we all love office supplies, especially when they are brand new and still in their wrappings. :) blessings, marlene

edyB said...

Come on now ~ you know where to send this beauty...What??? it's not for me! Phooey!
Well then ~ i still love it!

Anonymous said...

What a great tote! The fabrics are amazing! Love it!


Wendy said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the colors ... must have myself ;) Thank you for sharing!!

Hugs to you from Wendy of Why-Knot-Kwilt

Judy D in WA said...

I love office supplies too!!! What a fun, fun gift!