Friday, June 3, 2011

Toiletry Bag - Cosmetic Bag - Tomato - Tamato - Pecan....Pacan...it is all the same!

My son, James ,left yesterday (Friday) for college in Hawaii but before he left he asked if I had any of those bags like I made him for Christmas. I said you mean those cosmetic bags..... oooopssss.... let's rephrase that toiletry bag (he wouldn't use the bag if I called it a cosmetic bag).



I told him I could make him one real quick...he said in two hours....I said twenty minutes....



What????....





he said yes....(mom is in cloud nine)....





he wants me to make him something...he actually liked his Christmas present.... and my husband thought they wouldn't





So me being the mom I am, I jumped on that like a fly on a hot cow patty.....oh yesss... you heard me!



And so here it is.......He likes green. Couldn't find the pattern so my webbing is too long...but I ain't taking it out. (Ain't is a word, look it up)




Had some left over, made this little bag.... my swirls are not the best but I said twenty minutes so I had to hurry....HA!!! I could not have planned those geckos better if I tried.





Then I had so much fun meandering and doing swirls that I did this bag....nothing serious, just goofing..
















30 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You're such a good mama :-)

Gene Black said...

Isn't it great when you find out how much someone loved a gift you gave them?

Did you do a tutorial on that bag? Or is it a pattern? I would like to try making one like that.

Susan said...

I hear you...there's no better feeling than when one of your BOYS asks you to make something for them! Nice job!

(Have you heard from your other son since he arrived in Iraq?)

JustCindy said...

How cute I mean masculine is James's bag! Love the other bags also.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Love it when the boys want something made. All your bags look great! I enjoy making little ditty bags. They are fun, quick, use up scraps, and let practice some new quilt designs. Plus, they are almost instant gratification.

Yvette said...

I can't believe you made those awesome bags in such a short time. Wow!!

God Bless your son for protecting us.

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

I love your bags and what a great way to practice your quilting.

Patchwork Penguin said...

You are an incredible Mom.... they are lovely!

Mary said...

As always, you do such cute things. I knew I needed to try that pattern. OH!!! A birthday is coming up for son and girlfriend!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Barb, wow what a great bag you just 'whipped up' lol. I don't think I will ever be able to sew quite that well..

thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments..Did you enter my giveaway from last Saturday..just want to make sure you are in there!

Barb

andsewon said...

Those are all great 'man bags'...for sure! You sweet Mama you!!

Needled Mom said...

Isn't it fun when they actually ASK you to make something for them???

They look great, Barb.

Penny said...

I'm sure your son will treasure it. You're such a great mom!

onlymehere said...

Cool! He actually asked for it so that makes it even cooler! I can't believe you did it in 20 minutes though!

wackywoman said...

What a great cosmectic, uh I mean, travel toiletry bag!

Cyndi said...

Awww....see, even though boys don't always like to admit it, they do love to have things that their momma makes for them. Great job on the bags...I'm sure James was pleased as punch to get a few more to store his stuff in!

XOXO,

Cyndi

True Blue Nana said...

Love that bag, did you tell us how to do it and I missed it?

SewCalGal said...

My heart is smiling bigtime. How sweet of James to ask you for a toiletry bag to take with him to college. And I love the green one you created for him too. Perfect. Did you know green is the school colors for UofH?

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

Very cute and I love them. If I asked for one would you hop on it that fast to;)

Allie said...

I think they look great, although I'm having a hard time reading past "college in Hawaii"....wow. Ok, did it - they DO look great! And how awesome when your kid wants something you make, lol.

BubzRugz said...

Great story... great bags... such fun to read you...
Hugz

hetty said...

What a great Mom you are! And what a wonderful son for liking his toiletry bag. Can't believe you made those in just minutes!

Mystica said...

Isn't it a nice feeling when they actually ask for something you do? Lovely cosmetic bag Barb.

Linda said...

I love it when my family ask me to make them something. I'm so glad he liked them enough to ask for more...Your bags are great and the fabric was great. I love the geckos! Great job.

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful mum you are to make something like that immediately. Those bags are great, whatever you call them.

Crispy said...

Oh how exciting!!! A son who appreciates a home made object AND asks for more!! You raised a good son Barb LOL. The "Man Container With A Zipper" is perfect :0)

Crispy

Margarita said...

Mums can do anything......miracle makers we are!!!

Kim D. said...

You are such a good mom and the bags are wonderful!

Joanne Lendaro said...

hahaha!! Got hubbie! Who would have known?? Sure does make us happy though, doesn't it?? They do look great by the way!

pick said...

I think you are the best mom, who searched Toiletry bag for children.