For the tote, I used my old stand by tutorial from the Sew Mama Sew blog. I love this tutorial and have made many. The fabric is left over from my unfinished Weekender Bag that is patiently waiting to be sewn. Alas, that is for another day... Anyways, if you can't tell by the wallpaper here on the blog, I'm a huge fan of blue and brown together.
I used a vintage button from the stash and added Velcro to the pocket so it wouldn't gap.
The coffee cozy was made from this pattern. Fabric was all from the stash, as was the vintage button. Love this button... I have a few more and I'm fairly stingy with them...
I have to admit, I was not sure Rowan's teacher would know what it was "as is". Then, I saw on The House on Hill Row blog the idea of gifting the cozy around a paper cup, within which is a gift card, so I added a gift card to Caribou Coffee too.
I'm excited to start on some new bags this weekend. I've drafted up some pattern ideas of my own (scary!) and I'm working on an idea with Brooke... if things turn out, I'm sure I'll blog about it! To give a hint, I actually fired up the old laser jet printer today for part one.... More to come!