Completely Biased

January 25th

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2

Taxi Tote: Round 2


Still not entirely perfect, but the bias tape on Taxi Tote #2 was significantly easier and the result much nicer thanks to that tutorial. The recipient, Ms. R, was thrilled. She is very, very, very into pink. She also started her first semester of community college last week and now has something very, very, very pink to carry her books in.

To prove the old adage, “practice makes perfect,” I’ve got two more cut and waiting to be sewn. I’ve also got plans for an additional two. I am not sure there is a simple joy sweeter than hearing, “Can you make me one of those? I love it and I use the other bag you made me all the time.” Giddyup.


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16 Responses

  1. Haven’t tried the bias tape yet, not worked up the courage! I’ll have to give it a go. I saw a pattern for a cute apron that I want to try and it requires bias tape…hopefully it goes as well as yours did!

  2. What a cutie! Bag, too!!

  3. What a super cute bag Kelli! Glad to hear #2 wasn’t nearly as difficult as the first. You did well, love the colors.

  4. Cheers to progress! Nice job, Sister! LOVIN’ the cute bag! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It’s always nice to hear that a gift is well appreciated!

  6. I’ve never really been a girly-girl, but somewhere along the way I started liking pink. Don’t know how it happened. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the bag and the lining is beautiful as well.

  7. Very nice – I’d say by the time you finish the 5th one, it will be perfect!

  8. Your bag came out great. Doesn’t it give you a happy feeling of well-being when you conquer a challenge? I always feel that way when something finally clicks and do a little happy dance in celebration while singing “I’m a Happy Girl”.

  9. It’s super cute, yay for not letting that bias tape get the upper hand!!

  10. Hi Kelli,
    Adorable! Great Job!

  11. Love the bag! Again, a very thoughtful gift. Good luck to your friend in her first semester!

  12. Love the pink – it is so cheery. I haven’t tried the new bias tape technique but hope to try soon…

  13. What an adorable bag! This may help a bit with the bias:
    I know it’s not exactly the same thing, but the concept is the same.

  14. I’m not angling for another one, but I can honestly say that I use your bags all the time and I wholeheartedly love them. The canvas triathlon one is still holding up, though I admit I use it a lot more for groceries now that I ride the couch more often than I do my bike. And the soft, poufy bag, now that I’ve taken up knitting, is just the right size for a couple of balls of yarn or even a whole blanket, with the little ‘coin purse’ for my scissors and needles. And when I get sleepy on the train, I ball it up and use it as a super-soft pillow. Really, I can’t think of anything that would make it nicer. I owe you a couple of thank you notes, clearly…

  15. Where do you get your “African Kelli” tags that you put in your creations. Do you make them yourself, or order them from somewhere? I’d like to get some for myself (not with African Kelli, of course), but for my kids’ clothes, etc…

    btw, all of your stuff is great! especially your attitude!