My niece, aka BeyB, turns 10 next week, and because I love me some ruts, I made her a totebag as part of her present. Voila! It’s a little smaller than the others I’ve made since she’ll a little smaller than the other people I’ve made them for- I used 4″ squares instead of 5″ squares.
I was seriously into rainbows at this particular age - my rainbow era followed the year or so where I refused to wear anything but purple. Which, um… yeah, that hasn’t really changed has it? Only I’ve substituted purple fabric and thread in every quilt project instead of my clothing.
It’s been precarious times near the sewing machine.
But I have managed to accomplish a few things. One of which is my Dead End Contest, so called because it is not a Pay It Forward contest. Originally it was so anyone with a secret blog or no blog at all could enter and not feel like they had to do a contest in return, but as it turns out I don’t think the contest I won is not going to come through since I think the blogger has a bunch of other stuff going in her life, so I’m not going to bug her.
But! The goodies! I call this “The I’m-Not-Blue-Anymore-But-You-Can-Be-Anyway Tote”. Behold:
A totebag! Here’s the interior:
In addition to the pockets, I bet you’re wondering, “Bikini, what is that large white thing in the totebag that made your camera flash spaz out?”
Voila! A Tupperware spill-proof insulated cup (seen here with the other side of the totebag).
I have one of these spill-proof cups, and can attest that it is in fact spill-proof. At least for when you knock the cup over accidentally- if your 2-year-old likes to shake things with red Kool-aid in them like a maraca, you may not escape unscathed, but you’ll be pretty close.
Also, I know some of you guys are anti-plastic, so if you don’t want the cup, specify in your comments and I won’t send it. To enter said contest to win the Blue Tote, leave a comment by 5pm Eastern on Thursday July 24 with the question to the answer: “Because I said so,” Sort of like Jeopardy, you see. I’ll use the same random number generator to pick the winner, so comment away!