February 28, 2008 at 12:47 am 6 comments

I made my wonderful friend Candice a Toby Tote for her birthday, after she…um…subtly hinted that, you know, maybe she’d like one.  

Toby Tote

My original design called for red polka-dot handles, but I couldn’t resist using this charming yellow fabric instead after purchasing it last weekend.

Toby Tote

The black and white liner, however, was a sure thing from the beginning. The fabric is very much her style, and I purchased it because I knew (hoped!) she’d really like it.

Toby Tote

Candice is one of my only friends (if not my only friend) who’s into crafts, and she recently took a class to learn how to knit. She lives about an hour and a half away, otherwise I would have taken the class with her. In fact, I was sad that we weren’t able to learn how to knit together.

Perhaps I could drop a subtle hint that I’d, you know, maybe like a scarf for my birthday. I know it’s in May, and I know I live in Tampa, and I know it will probably be 100 degrees here by then, but still. Subtle hint vibes comin’ your way, Candice.

Happy birthday, my friend!


Entry filed under: Fabric, Family/friends, Handmade goodies.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emily Hilleke  |  February 28, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I think the yellow is fabulous. Much more unexpected combination than black+white+red.

    If Tampa is anything like Louisiana, all you ever need to keep warm is a cozy scarf. Long sleeves for the especially frigid days. 🙂

  • 2. Margaret  |  February 28, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I think a silk or cotton scarf would get some use in Tampa.

    Great bag! Love the colors.

  • 3. Betty  |  February 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Very subtle hint. Yellow polka dots make me happy.

  • 4. Betty  |  February 28, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I was trying to say that you have very subtly hinted to your friend. I realized after reading that it sounded like I was very subtly hinting at yellow polk dots.

  • 5. Candice  |  February 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    You’re the best, my friend. I LOVE my bag. (everyone reading these comments needs to buy one immediately – you will not be dissapointed)

    I recently found some baby alpaca yarn that would make a yummy shawl or scarf. (Don’t worry, they only shave the babies! 🙂

    See…I can take hints too!

  • 6. Ellie  |  March 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Yellow and black is such a classic look – works just perfectly.


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