Messenger Bags for Little Readers

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Two messenger bags following Anna Graham’s tutorial. I had seen this tutorial a long time ago and I really liked the little detail with the pin tucks. Hana had a dress with some pin tucks at the front neckline and I always wanted to try and make an A-line dress with those on.

I thought I’d try the bags first, since I had some linen, cute flowery fabric and wooden buttons. I made one for Hana and another one for her best friend whose birthday is coming soon. We’ll fill up her bag with nice goodies.

Dues bosses fetes seguint el tutorial de l’Anna Graham. Ja fa temps que vaig veure aquest tutorial i em va fer pensar en un vestit que tenia la Hana amb aquests petits doblecs al davant (i gracies a la Margarita que m’ha dit que s’anomenen tavelles). Fer un vestit amb tavelles esta a la meva llista de coses per fer, pero abans volia fer un parell de bosses.

He fet servir lli blanc, tela de floretes per l’interior i botons de fusta estampats. Una bossa es per la Hana i l’altra per la seva millor amiga, que aviat fara anys i li omplirem la bossa de regalets.

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Hana says she’ll use this bag to put the books she takes from the library… It’s a good idea, but most of the books she gets are much bigger than the bag so we’ll still use our usual library bag.

I am a children’s book fanatic, (in case you didn’t know already), and since we’re talking about books I’d like to recommend  a couple, one in English and the other in Catalan (let’s be fair with all my readers!).

La Hana diu que fara servir aquesta bossa per anar a la biblioteca, pero els llibres que normalment agafa don molt mes grans, aixi que segurament farem servir la bosa de sempre.

Soc una entusiasta dels llibres infantils (per si no ho sabieu ja), i ja que parlem de llibres us recomanare dos, un en angles i l’altra en catala (per ser justa amb la majoria de lectors).

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Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell. A rabbit who lives in the city wishing to have a friend, she finds a very special friend at last.

Moon Rabbit (el Conill de la Lluna) de la Natalie Russell. Un conill que viu a la ciutat i que desitja tenir un amic, al final en troba un de molt especial.

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La Nana Bunilda Menja Malsons de la Merce Company. Es petita, rabassuda… viu en el calaix d’una tauleta de nit, caça malsons i d’ells que en fa? xocolata desfeta!!!

La Nana Bunilda Menja Malsons by Merce Company. She’s a tiny character who lives in the drawer of a bedside table. She catches nightmares and she cooks them into… chocolate!!!

Quin llibre de literatura infantil us be ara mateix al cap?El compartiu?

Which children’s book is right now on your mind?Wanna share it?

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9 responses to “Messenger Bags for Little Readers

  1. I’ll need a grandchild before I’m ready for children’s books again. I already *need* one. I just don’t have one.

    Your sewing on the bags is beautiful. Very nice work, Irina.

    • Thank you Barbara, it took me a few attempts to get the tension right, and the seam ripper had a full time job, but I’m pleased with the result.
      I hope your grandchild comes soon, it’s just busy thinking when is the right time to turn up!usually when you less expect it…

  2. Natalie

    When my son was young, one of our favourite books was ‘Guess how much I love you?’ by Sam McBratney. My son always loved it when it came to the part ‘I love you to the moon and back!’. It’s such a lovely simple book. My son is 19 now, so I haven’t read it in a while!

    The bags look beautiful Irina and those wooden buttons are just perfect!

    Natalie

  3. Margarita

    Irina s’en diuen “tavelles”…en Anglès ni idea !! son molt xules i els botons
    “la cirereta del pastís “..molt bonic.
    Jo com soc grandeta..ara mateix tinc al cap : “Los cinco en apuros ” de la col.leció Enid Blyton , en Castellà …i el sempre etern
    “el Petit Princep”..però per l’edat que tu en parles a mí m’agrada molt les il.lustracions de Beatrix Potter
    Una abraçada.

    • Oh! recordo la col.leccio de Los Cinco que tenia la meva germana. Jo no els vaig llegir mai, pero son molt familiars. El Petit Princep es un d’aquells que s’ha de tenir sempre, i la Beatrix Potter… com no!
      Moltes gracies!

  4. Cute, cute, cute! And those buttons are fabulous! And don’t you just love the way linen works up?!!

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