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Cute tote for the mama to be.
Once again this is for my friends shower but this one is for the mama.

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  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First make a tote bag. You can look at my tut for make a t-shirt in to a cute tote. I used an old pillowcase for this one. The cross-stitch came from the book "Subversive Cross Stitch" I'm sure you can buy it off their site too.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 2
    Step 2

    I made her bath soap by adding tangerine tea to melt and pour soap. ( She likes citris smells and I think the tea adds a nice homey touch.)

  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 3
    Step 3

    I made the bath salt by adding the tea to a cup full of epsolm salt and a teaspoon of olive oil. I also re-used babyfood jars for the containers.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is once again the melt and pour soap but I added cocoa butter from the little tubes you can buy at a Pharmacy. I also added come chocolate milk powder to make it smell a little sweeter and give it some color.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the face soap I added some citris essential oil. (Which I also added to the tangerine tea ones.) I also added sugar which helps it lather up more, and some poppy seeds to scrub away the dead skin.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 6
    Step 6

    This was just your regular lotion with no dyes or fragrance and I added a few drops of the citris essential oil.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Babies Suck! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put all your goodies in the bag. I added some shredded paper on top. Yellow and orange her fave colors. And tied with a ribbon which says who its from.

    Hope you guys like! (=

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JellyStitches
JellyStitches · Atco, New Jersey, US · 21 projects
I've made this stitch before, but never thought of making it into a tote.
Cute idea!
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Amelia R.
Amelia R.
lol I love this. I like subversive cross stitch. I'm looking for inspiration to spice up my plain cotton tote. Now thinking I may go with a slogan. Thanks! xx
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
I wouldn't want to say that. Even tho it means it in a different way. But still.
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ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
the quote is hilarious!
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Linsey
Linsey · Byrnes Mill, Missouri, US · 8 projects
I think if any "normal" run of the mill mom saw this, she's probably be offended.... however... I saw this, jaw dropped and I started laughing, my son stared at me like I was nuts. lol. I love it!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1400 projects
Aww
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CO + K User

Thanks! Its my fave tote ever, Who knewa super ugly pillowcase could look so cool (=
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Riechan
Riechan · Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE · 21 projects
really nice ^^ I especially love the tote bag
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Cez
Cez · Los Angeles, California, US · 7 projects
aww that's a really sweet present to give to someone
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CO + K User

Thanks (=
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