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SUCCESS! This tote bag is a slightly larger version of the kids’ rectangular totes. Resized to include double straps that can be hung over the shoulder, this handy tote bag is excellent to use for lunch/coffee dates, an evening at the movies or simply to show off during a stroll at your neighborhood weekend flea market.

Customised for the lady whose daughters are already proud owners of the kids’ tote bags, this one has a roomy inner main compartment to fit a novel or two, your purse (or even a small clutch!), keys, a mini water tumbler and has a total of FOUR pockets to hold all your other necessities and gadgets. It can also fit an iPad and still has room for whatever else that you absolutely must bring.

Instead of a plain-looking zipper, this bag closes with a pastel peach button. This tote bag has “boxed” bottom corners to help it “stand up”. I’ve also used cotton batting in between the fabrics to give this bag more shape yet still soft to touch.

I’m just so glad I got the measurements right and it turned out proportionate! Now it’s off to bed for me!


Kids’ Tote Bags – Christmas Sale Offer at RM54 each!

Just made and fresh from the sewing table!

Picture below shows Animals All Over (L) and Orchard Farmdale (R).

Kids' Tote Bags RM54 each

Price: RM54 each (Normal Price: RM60)

What’s included – Each bag comes stocked with a coloring/sticker activity book and 10 Crayola non-toxic crayons.

Dimension – Approximately 9.5″ x 9.5″ x 1.5″ (Note: Height is 14″ from top of straps to base)

Material: 100% Cotton

Washable, preferably handwash or gentle/delicates cycle in the washing machine.

Looking for handmade buttons? Check out these Stoneware Pottery Buttons!

I simply love these pottery buttons. They are handmade by Lynn whose shop’s name is MidnightCoiler on Etsy. I just might grab these some day, when my creative thinking cap gets to work on new projects.

For now, I will be focusing on my upcoming fabric collage project, targeted to launch in the New Year. 🙂

Stoneware Pottery Buttons Blue Green Peach Brown 12 in Sets of 2

If you like these, head on over to Lynn’s Etsy shop. Lynn’s creations are crafted using plants grown from her very own garden patch, such as gourds carved into bowls, bread baskets and birdhouse feeders!

Here are some that I personally like very much:


New fabrics for our Large owl pillows have arrived! If you love purple, get these beautiful prints that dress our hoots. Very limited quantities, so order now, or meet me at Make Mine Fabric’s upcoming bazaar appearance at the Street Market in 1 Mont’ Kiara on November 5th, 2011.

Price: RM80 each

Material: Made using 100% Cotton fabrics

Care: Handwash preferred

Dimension: 13″ X 10″ (actual sizes may differ slightly as our owls are 100% handmade)

Call me at 012-2869730 or email me at to place your order.

Forest Life – Tote bags all ready to travel up north!

Custom order for Kids' Tote Bags

A customized order from Penang will take these adorable tote bags to 4 lucky little divas. Main fabrics are from the Michael Miller’s new Forest Life in Orchard/Purple and Watermelon, paired with coordinating fabrics to produce a 2-tone effect. Sewn inside each tote is a crayon slot that holds 6 average-sized crayons on one side, and a double pocket on the other.

What’s included – Each tote comes stocked with a coloring/sticker activity book and 3 twistable crayons.

Dimension – Rectangular shaped, each tote measures approximately 10″ x 7″ X 1.5″

I can’t wait to hear about the grins and giggles from the kids! 🙂

p/s Please excuse the lousy photography skills. I took this photo at 2+ in the morning, and was almost falling over as I tried to take a birds-eye view of the tote bags from above my son’s play table. Notice I didn’t even remove them from the plastic packaging?

Twins’ 6th Birthday

My gorgeous twin nieces…it was their 6th birthday last Friday. Happily carrying the bags I made for them, they wanted to have a picture taken with a “fairy” while we were at VivoCity Mall, Singapore.

Beatrice & Caitlynn on their 6th birthday

Beatrice is carrying a 2-tone rectangular tote with bright cheerful sun polkas (Pretty Birds by Pillow & Maxfield, Michael Miller Fabrics) with a chilli red water-drop pattern (One Bizillion BC by Sue Marsh, RJR Fabrics) to match. Caitlynn shows off her all-pink, also 2-toned, bag with a shopping fashionista pattern (Girl Stuff Hallmark in Rose for Free Spirit) paired with an adorable dots in pink print (Crazy for Dots & Stripes, RJR Fabrics).

The twins’ had a birthday party in school, and each of their classmates had one of these bags too, all in various fabric designs and colors. Here are 2 :

Hedgehog in Cream, Michael Miller Fabrics single-tone, square bag for kids

David Walker’s Oh Boy – Animals All-over in White for Free Spirit rectangular bag for kids

These bags were made with reference to an original EmmiGrace Kids pattern, and has been modified to include an extra inner pocket to hold your little artist’s notes, art sketches and other little what-nots. I can also sew in slots to hold crayons (upon request) so your little one can have unlimited doodle fun on the go. This bag is large enough for you to fill with lots of goodies to keep them busy wherever you go. It also makes a good carry-all to hold a small water tumbler, thin cardigan and pocket tissues.

Interested to get one of these? Call me at 012-2869730 or drop me an email at and we can work from there. We love custom orders too, so if you have something in mind, or want a certain quantity of these, let me know!

Heather Bailey Bijoux Tiled Primrose in RED – only RM20 per meter!

I was at the craft shop yesterday (after crawling through a bad jam) to get some fusible batting, when this striking piece of fabric caught my eye. And it was on clearance – RM20 for a meter! What a steal!!

Heather Bailey Bijoux Tiled Primrose in RED

This 100% cotton, medium-weight quilt material would make a gorgeous lining fabric for any crafting or sewing project.