Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Going to the library

Since I was child, I have loved libraries and books. I don't read many fiction books but I love factual literatur that cover any subject, may it be art, science , or some third thing... And offcourse, the ones with many pictures are the best. In our town we have a great library, and I visit it as often as I can. My plan is to bring our son Seth there and make him enjoy it as much as I do.



For his one year birthday I made this library tote. It fits over his shoulder, but the strap is adjustable, so it stays with him for a long while. It has attached a wooden ring, he can have things hanging, like these beads and the crochet covered bell. Later I hope he will have his Ipod, keys, cellphone or something else... we will see

The thing is... I want one too... hmmmm... But then he would probably be too embarrased using his... Such a dilemma...

22 comments:

J said...

That is a very sweet book bag, with so much love and thought that went into it. I also love libraries and books, and it is so fun for me to see my daughter use her own card to check out a book and put it in her tote bag. Simple pleasures!

Hurrayic said...

Very beautiful bag. It is obvious that a loving mother made it for her child - wonderful craftsmanship and I love the adjustable strap so it can grow & go with him.

Kristine said...

I love it.
Kristine

fine little day said...

Loveley, lovely!

Pina said...

This is a nice idea, a tote for library books. I love visiting library but I always take the books home in a big plastic bag...
I love your tote!

molly said...

the book bag is sooo cute! it seems to have a timeless quality that certainly lends itself to growing with your boy...

t-da said...

that is really really nice, I can see why you want one for yourself!

Kristina said...

Arjh, hvor er den fed Mette ;o)

Kristina said...

Arjh, hvor er den fed Mette ;o)

inkivääri said...

It's beautiful! :)

Ulla V. said...

Jeg elsker den følelse det giver at vende hjem med en helt stak nylånte bøger. Forventningens glæde over at skulle hygge sig med en god bog. Den fornemmelse har jeg - ligesom du - forsøgt at give videre til mine børn.

Du er fuld af geniale ideer og den smukke bogtaske er endnu én.
Jeg er vild med kombinationen af stof og hæklede stykker....

mollie said...

what a lucky boy. i love the applique. and the button. and the ring. isn't is amazing to think about who our children will be when they are older?

Anke said...

I've been a 'lurker' for a while but now I just have to leave a comment! The bag is just wonderful...in craftmanship and style. You have such an amazing eye especially for unique details.

Hurrayic said...

It's me again. I've tagged you, but there's no pressure.

Poshyarns said...

It's a lovely bag, the straps are a great idea.

Kirti said...

I just love the fact that you MADE your child a gift. Seth will surely remember these things. My recent pledge is to make gifts. A handmade gift is all heart.
Kirti xx

tiel said...

i took my daughter to the library today. we sat and read. then we borrowed some books, i even borrowed a kids book for myself because the illustrations were so good..library time is the best.

nina said...

That's such a lovely tote with many great details, must be even more fun to go to the library with a tote like that!

Di said...

I love it! I think it's great that you want to encourage your son to visit the library! Library time was always something that I did with my father - he is a real bookaholic and as I was growing it was from a Saturday morning visit to a late night on Thursday visit - and me hanging about the library looking at books long after I had chosen my selection because my dad was still choosing his! A fond childhood memory remembered - thank you!!

Jessica said...

this bag is uber adorable. good luck with your knitting projects.!

Ciara said...

What a great idea! And so beautifully done.

Graça Paz said...

you always have great works,ideas and photos!i love to visit your blog ,it´s always very inpiring!
Kiss from Portugal

Graça