Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nancy Drew



Today is my day to show you what I made... It's no mystery.... It's an easy project.  The fabric was so much fun to work with.... I used a Charm pack When I saw the fabric I knew I had to make my supervisor/Media Specialist/friend a charm square tote!  So I searched the web for a tutorial and I based my tote on this tutorial. I roughly followed it using my own measurements based on my charm square pack. I used each and every square! I found navy blue and black fabric from my stash for the handles and lining. Working on this project brought back memories of reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys as a young girl. I have to admit I really didn't know if this project would turn out.  But happily I like the results and I think Kathryne will enjoy toting books to and from the library in her new  Nancy Drew book bag!

We have an original set of Nancy Drew's in our school library. We refuse to weed them out of the collection because we love them so. They are old and well read.  Pages are dog eared and yellowed with age. We keep hoping that some young reader will discover them on the shelf and enjoy them as much as we did when we were kids.
Nancy Drew Book Bag

Remember these titles???

I get to share today with these talented quilters;

Quilt Doodle Designs (You're here!)

Thank you!! Madame Samm and Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for organizing this fun hop!
A complete listing can be found HERE.  Now onto my giveaway! I will give two lucky winners a PDF pattern of their choice from my ETSY shop. To have a chance to win, leave a comment. Want a second chance, let me know that you are a follower. Winners will be announced at the end of the hop. 

Happy quilting,

107 comments:

  1. Love your Nancy Drew tote! Thank you for sharing a the great giveaway.

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  2. I am a follower and love your Etsy shop!

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  3. Thank you for hopping along, love the bag.

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  4. A great bag for your friend, I love using 5 inch charms! Great job.

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  5. That's a lovely bag - I like the little bow on the front.

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  6. I love your bag. It is beautiful and thanks for sharing

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  7. I am sew glad that you are keeping the books on your school library shelves. Cute tote.

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  8. Just became a blog follower

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  9. Great bag - thank you for sharing!

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  10. Very cute bag bow and all. Have a great dy.

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  11. Yes I am a follower of your wonderful blog....see you soon.

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  12. YES! Old books should never be thrown out [or altered for art projects]. Something magical about reading well loved books! But then I am known for rescue missions...books, furniture, people, pets, fabric, sewing machines, plants...
    Your totebag is perfect for filling it with books for a weekend read!

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  13. Very cute. Went over to see your patterns. Very nice and I added that sight to my favorites. I am a follower also. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love your tote bag! I've been looking for a pattern for some special material I have!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  15. I follow you!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  16. That is the cutest tote bag! I hope kids today find all the joy we did in Nancy Drew books too!

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  17. Love your tote bag. It looks fantatic! Love the bow...nice touch

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  18. I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway chance :)

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  19. I all ready follow your blog. Thanks for the 2nd chance to enter yoru giveaway.

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  20. Great bag. I am sure your friend will be thrilled to receive such a nice gift.

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  21. I love your tote, I'm always pleased when an idea becomes a reality. This has been a great blog hop as I have discovered so many, new to me, blogs.

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  22. I love the bow you added to the bag. It makes it cute and feminine. Special!

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  23. I am a follower of your blog.

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  24. Your tote bag turned out just too cute--a great gift for your friend! I love the bow on it, too! Thanks for hopping with us today. :O)

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  25. Cute bag, thanks for sharing.

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  26. This is a great tote bag! Love the bow around the middle!

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  27. Am a follower and would love to win one of your patterns!

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  28. I love your bag. The little bow in the front is adorable!

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  29. oh here you are....went the tour of your shop..some had that link..not sure how that happened lol...anyway..your tote is superb

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  30. Great tote. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  31. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  32. Another fabulous tote. I'm getting tempted since I still have 1/2 of my charm pack!
    Thank you for the chance.

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  33. Great job! I love your designs! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. What a perfect tote for a librarian friend!!! Great job!

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  35. I like your tote. Great job. and thanks for a giveaway.

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  36. And of course I am a follower.

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  37. Yes ! I too love the bow you add to it. Makes it girlie...

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  38. A very special tote for a very special friend.

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  39. That is a perfect book bag! Thanks for the link and the opportunity to win.

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  40. What a wonderful friend you are to make the tote for your friend! It turned out well! The tie adds a jaunty touch, don't you think?

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  41. Like Patty, of course I am a follower. The last blog hop led me to your cupcake pattern for another challenge of my own!!

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  42. I'm a follower #459/460 and i love following via e-mail. I enjoy reading about you, wilson and your adventure. Thank you for the chance to win one of your great patterns.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  43. I think your tut of the tote was great and easy to follow. Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and sharing it with us. Thank you for the chance to win one your your great patterns. I think I might know which one I would want if I win. ;)

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  44. Cute Bag.

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  45. Happy spring! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. So glad that the older Nancy Drew books are still being used. Great little tote.

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  47. That's a great bag! Thank you for sharing! pbstrand@msn.com

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  48. Oh my gosh... love the bow on the tote!
    So glad to hear that you are not weeding the Nancy Drew's out of the school library!

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  49. thanks for the hop love your bag...this had been fun and I'd love to win your giveaway thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  50. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  51. Very cute tote bag. I still have some of my old books and hope that the grandchildren will enjoy reading them as much as I did.

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  52. What a nice gift! It turned out great.

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  53. your tote is totally terrific! I am a follower too!

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  54. (I keep trying to leave a comment and blogger says "error"..please delete if more than one comment is publishing)
    Anyway, I just want to say that I love your book bag with the bow trim. Super cute...and I'm a follower!

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  55. Oh! i LOVE THE kitty mug rug, and the dog tea towel. Pick me, pick me (I feel like a little kid waving my hand as hard as I can, lol). Of course, then I have to decide. :)

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  56. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. I love that little bow on the bag - it really makes it something special.

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  58. I love the bag! I really love the bow part :) Thank you for sharing with us!

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  59. I am a follower and FAN.. great hop

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  60. Love the bag and the bow!! makes it special!! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I love your bag, Cindy. The bow just sets it off nicely!

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  62. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  63. I love the tote especially the detail of the tie on the front. It gives it pizzaz.

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  64. What a great book bag. I loved reading Nancy Drew books when I was young and my daughter liked them also.

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  65. I ALMOST GOT LOST! I couldn't find your blog from the first click but I ended up here and I'm so glad I did! That bag is wonderful...love the bow.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    P.S. I've been a follower for some time now

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  66. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern. I really like your Nancy Drew tote bag.

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  67. Very cute patchwork bag. I love the bow that you added; embellishments really "make" things extra special.

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  68. Cute tote...love the addition of the bow. :)

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  69. LOOOOOOOOVE your Bag!! The Bow just sets it off perfectly!!! Awesome job!! :)

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  70. I've been a Follower for awhile...looooove your blog...and Patterns too! :)

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  71. I am a follower and love your blog. Thanks

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  72. fun project, fun blog, fun hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Love the tote, Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  74. Very cute and I hope that you do find that special reader who will appreciate those originals.

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  75. It's all in the clues, and your bow is the clue "its all in the details"! TIA! B-)

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  76. I am a happy follower of you and Wilson via email.

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  77. Your bag is wonderful. What a great library bag this would be. My son and daughter loved Nancy Drew. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  78. Cute tote! I hope you have a young reader to get interested in the books soon. I have a collection of my own and will introduce my grandchildren to them when they are older.

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  79. Love the book bag! Nancy Drew makes such great book totes!

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  80. Your Nancy Drew bag is just great!
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  81. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. Lovely bag. Fun pattern to show of the fabrics!

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  83. Very cute bag! It looks great.

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  84. Love the bag!! I may have to try that out with my charm pack!

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  85. Love the bag!! I may have to make one with my charm pack!

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