Sunday, June 8, 2008

Stamped Summer Library Bags



Every year, the kids sign up for the library summer reading club. The problemLink is that with three kids, we end up getting about 30 books each week and they end up everywhere. So last year, I made Kylie this bag and never got around to finishing the bags for Carter and Makenna. We took our first summer trip to the library last week and I quickly remembered why we needed the bags.

The bags come from Michael's and come in a three pack for $9.99, but if you use the coupon they're cheaper. They come in both the tan color and white.

Makenna wanted a zoo bag and Carter wanted an Elvis bag. I stamped the names with the Big Deal Alphabet (page 155). Makenna's is stamped with Wild About You (page 70). I think I'm going to go back and sew some ribbon along the top edge and "glam" it up a bit. I stamp the image, but because of the rough surface of the bag, I go back over and colored it with Sharpies. I used the Elvis line from Cornish Heritage Farms for Carter's bag.

5 comments:

Melzie said...

Great idea for the bags for the kids! I have a bag for everything I do. Church, gym, school, TOPS, etc, etc. It cuts down on unpacking and repacking for the things I know I need at each place!! Enjoy summer!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a great idea! I need to file that away for later use! I love the Wild About You bag. :)

Danyelle Kessler said...

Those are awesome! My daughter does the summer reading program at Barnes & Noble....we need a bag too!

JAR said...

What a great idea!! I can remember summer reading porgrams and we never took bags! Now my kids are much older -- I missed out on that good idea for them - but not for me! ;)

Lesly said...

I'll go to the library if you'll make me a cute bag:) Great idea, thank you for sharing.