Owl Library Tote

This is another project I have been hoarding for months actually.  I guess my project archives needed a little spring cleaning, too!
Ever since we began Mommy School, I have become a library book hog. I reserve every book I can find that goes along with our selected theme. I often leave the library with 20+ books.  Trying to carry Little Man plus the books was quite the juggling act.  I definitely needed a bag to tote around all of those books!  And nothing says reading like a wise old owl.
And now Little Man has learned to tote around HIS favorite toys in this bag, too!

I used a freezer paper stencil to paint the words on one side of the bag.  I thought I was so clever to dream up this little owl pun!  (Can you tell we have been using our bag for a few months now?!  It's already dirty!)
On the flip side, I sewed on this owl applique.  I raided my fabric scraps to design this little owl.  Isn't he a sweet?!
Here's the "little hoot" himself!  He makes me laugh.  Just the other day, we were leaving for a meeting, and he grabbed his owl tote and started throwing in some of his favorite toys.  He figured out how to carry the bag on his shoulder, and he thinks he is pretty hot stuff!
Friday is almost here.  Hooray for that!
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  1. Love the little owl! Great practical solution, Alison, and you're stylin' all the while. Have a blessed day!

  2. GermanKrafts says

    This bag is great! Stylish and practical!

  3. Jackie Koll says

    Love the bag; I need to follow your example and use the library more; I tend to feel like I need to own every book that I want to use with the boys and that isn't really the case. I think I'll try to utilize my library this month!

  4. The Miller Five says

    Love your tote! After our move, we'll be within walking distance from the local library! WOOOHOOO! They also do toddler story time. I'm so freaking excited! I'm going to have to make your tote.

  5. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says

    Your bag is a hoot! 🙂 Love it! The owl is so cute. I definitely need to make a library tote!

  6. Cox Family says

    So cute! I am right there with ya:). Trying to carry Avery and al the books. I need to get me a bag!

  7. I just love this little bag! So sweet! One question though…how to you sew the applique on to the bag. I've wanted to have appliques but don't know the least bit about working with them. Please help!

  8. Last Minute Mel says

    Adorable, my little guy would love one of these, too!

  9. Tammy @ she wears flowers says

    This is so cute!!

  10. Love this idea!! That owl is too cute!!

  11. So cute I would love it if you linked up to the Glitter Party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-3-link-party.html

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