Tuesday, August 2, 2016

"Lion King" Caravan Tote

My first finish for the 3rd quarter of the Finish-A-Long is a present for my mother who celebrates a special birthday this year. 
The pattern I chose is the Caravan Tote by Noodlehead which Anna has also made in this gorgeous fabric.
As mum's star sign is Leo, I wanted to use some of the Cotton and Steel "August" fabric by Sarah Watts.
The Monarch Lion print is a lovely cotton/linen blended canvas fabric so it was perfect for the outside of the bag. 
I used a few of the other "August" prints for the lining along with some coordinating solids.
Although the zippered pocket is designed to keep crochet hooks/knitting needles, it is also handy for reading glasses, a mobile phone, and stationery items.
I have already made mum a Supertote using these "August" fabrics, but I don't think she will mind having another bag - you can never really have too many bags:)
And although Mum will be away for her actual birthday as she is currently on an Around the World cruise with my father, on her return I have a handmade gift all ready for her.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory
Fresh Poppy Design
This was on my FAL Q3 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
2016 FAL


  1. I'm sure your mum will love her new bag! No, one can never have too many bags!

  2. Love it!! I was inspired by your last Caravan Tote to buy the pattern back in May ... I still haven't got round to it. This has re-inspired me!

  3. Lovely bag and I'm sure mum will love it!

  4. Very nice bag! That lion fabric is fun but stylish :)

  5. Beautiful and sure your mum will be overjoyed with it.

  6. I bet she's going to be thrilled with this present! Congratulations on your finish, and thank you, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts, for taking part!

  7. oooohhhh - how very chic. Congratulations to the pretty and useful finish.