Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Tohoku Tote

I love love LOVE this tote bag! And, no, I definitely did not come up with this fabulousness on my own. Cheri over at I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar did. Her blog rocks! I love checking out her latest creations. Well after the devastating earthquake & tsunami hit Japan back in March, Cheri decided that she wanted to make it easier for people to donate to the humanitarian effort in Japan by offering the pattern to this bag free with a donation of $8 or more. What a great idea! She calls this the Tohoku Tote because that's where all of the profits will go. Click here to find out more information about the Tohoku Tote & how you can donate to the humanitarian effort in Japan.
I decided to try making this bag for my sister-in-law for her birthday. The pattern was so easy to use & the instructions were so easy to follow! Thank you so much, Cheri! And I love the fabrics I used for this bag. They really went together so well. And the size is great too.
Here's a picture of the inside of the bag:
I added a large pocket on one side & then two smaller pockets on the other side. I was envisioning this possibly being used as a diaper bag too, so I thought the big pocket would be great to contain diapers & the smaller pockets are perfect for your cell phone, car keys, or other small items you want to keep handy.
I love this bag so much that I almost {almost} kept it for myself!

Here's the card I made too, trying to match the fabric on the tote bag:
I just love these bright colors together! So happy!

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