I am so excited to share my second collaboration with Fiona of Fiona Designs! Her shop is on a brief hiatus and will return in January but you can look at her amazing note card designs here. Sign up for her email list here. I think her designs lend themselves to tote bags so I asked if she could design some for me. (Watch for oversized totes with her designs coming soon!)
This was our first venture into designing fabric at Spoonflower. Designers upload their work and Spoonflower prints it onto fabric. I created the basic template for the bags on paper, and Fiona did the difficult work of designing the outline, adding her designs, adjusting colors, scale, etc.!
We used a linen-cotton canvas, which is a lightweight canvas and Fiona designed a fun paw print lining.
I think this would make a perfect gift for the dog-lover in your circle of family and friends. Or simply use it and enjoy it this holiday season as you go about your shopping.
You can see the entire listing for the Doggy Reindeer Tote Bag on my Etsy shop here. I am also hosting a giveaway of the green version of this bag. Open to US customers. Good luck!
Love this doggy tote! It would be cute with a pug silloutte too! This would be great for transporting gifts for the holidays! BTW, I have a giveaway going on, feel free to enter! http://www.findingpinsandneedles.com/2013/11/giveaway.html
I love this cute bag and the green is perfect! I’m not a ‘for fun’ runner but did have to complete my 1.5 run in Air Force Basic Training. It was the last thing to accomplish so I could be an honor graduate… I did it:@)
These are so flippin’ adorable I can hardly stand it!
Love these so much.
How fun!! Sweet!
What a sweet bag – how fun!!!
Love this adorable bag Jane!
This is so cute- and I love the lining! Thanks for the chance to win. P.S. I’d love to know what you thought of the self-printed fabrics. I’ve been interested in them for a while : )
My sister would love this for Christmas!I always get her a bag or dog themed gift.
these are adorable!
oops – commented before entering the giveaway – I am mostly buying for kids now, and I like to let my kids pick books for their cousins and write a note in them – I hope they will keep them through the years!
I love to give wine from a local winery, wrapped in handstamped bags that I paint 🙂
That could be one of my dogs on the bag! I love it; If it were available as a holiday card I would definitely buy it.
My favorite holiday gifts are books and consumables – chocolates, wine, really good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, etc.
How adorable! I love giving and receiving books for the holidays. I think philosophy has some awesome beauty items too!
I love to give magazine subscriptions because it’s one thing I like to receive but I don’t like to buy it for myself.
For kids, I always try to offer to buy activities (swimming lessons, tumbling classes, etc). I have asked and asked this for my own kids and never once has someone obliged! We don’t need more toys! LOL
Love to gift Starbucks cards with a to-go coffee cup
My sisters always love my hand made thank you/birthday cards.
I always try to make gifts for my siblings so I can give them something unique
I like to think of things that person has said throughout the year and surprise them with personal items.
My favorite gifts to give and receive are books, funny shirts, and baked goods.
I love all kinds of items, but my favorite to give are monogrammed. People love to get something that is personalized for them!
my mom I love baking !! She makes a ridiculous amount of sweets for the holidays and always tells me to share..they’re so good i’m hesitant hah
one of my favorite holiday gift ideas is to buy people things and wrap them in adorable totes like these!
i love making mommy and me aprons!!
This is so cute!
This year some of my favorite ideas are handmade place mats and hot pads using upcycled denim jeans.
I cannot get over how freakin’ adorable this is! I have a little weiner dog though, so I can only imagine how excited I would be if I saw one with a dachshund silhouette!
I’m pretty uncreative with holiday gift ideas, I have to admit…I think a gift card is usually best because the person receiving it can get whatever they choose 🙂 Thank you so much for the chance to win. These bags are so cute!
I like to make baskets or bags with things I know the person will use