Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Over at Whip Up Today

It seems like I am here, but actually I am over at Whip Up today--I'm clever like that.  You see, Kathreen so kindly invited me to be one of her guest bloggers while she is away from the office (I know, can you believe she trusted me with her wonderful blog while she is away?).  So, in order to keep every one properly entertained over at Whip Up, I have put together a little tutorial on how to make this colorful tote designed just for your library book needs.
Besides being extra big  and sturdy in order to accommodate large library book hauls, it also has this handy library card pocket so you never need to search for your library card again when all you want to do is get out the door and over to the library--because it is all right here!  Super practical for the scattered-brained and perpetually distracted amongst us.
So head on over to Whip Up for complete step by step instructions and a downloadable tutorial in the usual Chez Beeper Bebe illustrated pdf format. 
Oh yeah, and here is one more shot of Beeper with the tote because really, he was the inspiration behind the tote.  You can read more about that too over at Whip Up.  So what are you waiting for?  Come on over to Whip Up and let's party--I mean, get together over there.  Find me here.  I'll be waiting.

12 comments:

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Thanks for this, I just found your blog via Whip It and have been looking through your older posts, great projects and so colourful, brill!

Ana said...

"...the scattered-brain and perpetually distracted..." I guess that would be me, so I'm making one. Thanks for the tutorial!

Amy said...

The pocket for the card is genius, Holly. Awesome bag! If you made one for your shop, I'd be tempted to get it for me!

xoxox.

Holly said...

I feel like I should have picked up around the house before I had all these visitors stopping by from Whip Up.

Also, Ana--great minds are scattered and distracted alike. There is a reason I had to create a pocket for the library card and its not because of my fantastic organizational skills. also, if you do make one, please share photos over in my Beeper Bebe Projects Flickr group. Would love to see it.

Amy--not sure I will be making any of these for my shop--at least not at the moment given all the other half-finished projects on my desk...but I am flattered you would want one. I can actually imagine this bag hanging in your home amongst all your colorful decor.

The Mother Lode said...

I love a pretty as well as practical project, this is FANTASTIC!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

how did you know I was looking to make a library tote for my preschooler???
Yay! I can't wait to try this!

Sarah said...

fantastic idea, I love it.
Will be back when I have more time for a proper nose around your blog :-)

Jan from Lovebird said...

I LVE this idea! We get 15-20 books out of the library every week. We NEED a bag to keep them in!

de21boton said...

THe bag is fantastic, but I specially love the pocket for the card!! :)

HollowSquirrel said...

LOVE THIS! My big boy just turned 5, so he can officially get his own library card, which delights him to no end! Now he'll have a special bag for his OWN CARD! Thanks for this. And I didn't know you live in Mpls -- I used to live there! Weeee!

gomi said...

sewing the library card holder on the bag! that is such a great idea!
I attached a hand made case with yarn(it stretches for the library lady to beep it in) to the bag handle, proudly thinking that my son can never loose his library card. And realized a few days ago that I can't wash it in the machine! unless I take it off and come up with a detachable cord. hmm...
Thanks for sharing!

~april said...

i cannot tell you how brillant this is! becasue come-on, you don't really need your libbary card any other time, than when you are at the library, right? I actaully keep the key fob card on the key chain for unexpected trips on my way home from work, but when our son is older and has his own card, this will be pefecto!