Sharon Tippens from Knoxville, TN sent me these great pictures of 2 Professional Totes that she made along with some very kind words about my pattern. I asked for her permission to post these pictures and she very happily let me.


“Laura, I just wanted to thank you for making this tote and doing the most outstanding job of instructions I have ever seen.  This is my second tote and is going to my great nieces baby shower tomorrow.  My first one went on safari with me to Africa and survived 16 days of plane rides, customs, and rough handling.  Do you have any more patterns of this caliber and if so where can I purchase them.   Thank you again.  Sharon Tippens”

“Good morning!  The baby shower was a big success and the diaper bag was a hit.  I would love for you to add my bags to your show and tell pictures.  I have just been to your web page for the first time and I love all the different bags. I have just ordered 3 more patterns and I am going to spend the time until they arrive cleaning and straightening so I’ll be ready to start again.  Thank you again for the incredible pattern.  Sharon”




Thank you so much, Sharon, for sending photos of your wonderful totes to me. I love the key chain animals you added as zipper pulls and the pink flower for the baby, it is a wonderful touch. I only wish I had been along for the trip to Africa with you. I think you should take me along next time so I can watch over your bags and make sure they don’t get dirty:) Sharon, your pattern order is on it’s way! Thank you.