In MOPS today we made monogrammed tote bags. The craft needed to be done quickly so I spent Saturday evening and Sunday morning stenciling a doily pattern on each of the 27 bags. My rear hurt from sitting on a step stool and/or the floor for so long. All the ladies had to do was stencil their initial onto the bag. It seemed a bit of a shaft to make the ladies part so simple, but in the end it made it do able. I think most would have gotten frustrated trying to carefully stencil the doily on. When I purchased the first package of paper doilies, I got 10" ones. I wasn't sure how big they needed to be. Once I opened up the first bag I realized my 10" wouldn't fit in the corner of the bag. I had to go back to the store and buy 12" ones. Because I had these smaller ones I gave the ladies the option of stenciling a second doily onto their bag. Only two took me up on it which makes me really happy I took care of the bulk of the work for them.
Kaitlyn Joy has done a great job of crushing down the fabric to make these look not so fluffy. My flash bleached out the color. =( The purple is from the same frabric I made Kj's Disney World stroller bag out with Minnie all over. I didn't use it so you could see Minnie; I only wanted it for the color. She loves pink and purple. Kj loves them! The bonus to all the fabric is that keeps her feet warm on cool days.