I'm back! It was a great break, just knitting and sewing up presents, and enjoying Christmas break. And I got to get more practice with the fancy new camera, and I'm so excited to take pictures now.
But the tote! It's the Noodlehead Super Tote. I won (kind of, begged) for the pattern at our guild's Yankee Swap and was dying to make myself one of these bags. They're super big, and zippers!
So I was just waiting for the right fabric sale to get myself some supplies, when I realized that the perfect finishing touch for my cousin's art supplies Christmas gift would be to wrap it all up in a tote. Luckily, I'd just managed to convince a friend to spend some quality time at the Ikea fabric section for me, and she brought back this hilarious bird print. And it was almost home dec weight, so perfect for a tote.
Finished it off with some coordinating solids and red piping, and it was done. The whole thing only took one night, but it was a late one. And a real testament to how easy this pattern goes together is the fact that in my caffeinated, buzzy, late night stupor, I only had to rip out one side of the zipper because the fabric was stretchier than I anticipated! So much win!
Still haven't made one for myself, but I plan on looking through some more of those Ikea fabrics later and finding a print for me.
Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday!