Tuesday, December 15, 2009


It's YOU TAKEOVER TUESDAY again and today we're talking about a topic close to my heart - handbags!  Not for adults, though - several readers have written in asking for help finding play purses for their little girls.  Loree from Pittsburgh, PA sent in this e-mail:

Dear AFOMFT, I’m trying to find purses for my girls OR some very easy patterns to make my own. They're one year old twins and at this age, they need something their size.  My girls love to take things in and out of this little bucket they carry so I thought purses would be perfect.  Something with a Velcro closure or magnetic snap, maybe with their initials.  I want to find bags that are trendy and cute, not the average “first purse” that I’m finding.

I was asked a similar question by Krissy in Long Island, NY who was on the hunt for a purse for her niece and I also received this e-mail Amanda in Redwood City, CA:

Dear AFOMFT, My daughter Sabrina is two and she loves to play with my pocketbook.  I'd like to get her one of her own that she can put her favorite things in.  I've seen a few in the stores but they're sparkly and princess-y and come with fake credit cards.  That's not really the message I'd like to send to her.  Any ideas for something a bit more age appropriate?

Well, Loree, Krissy and Amanda, I may have found just the thing:

Teenie Totes by BBK Bags!  Each Teenie Tote is approximately 4.5 inches wide and 4 inches long, basically sized to hold a GPS, Blackberry or iPhone.

The fact that they're so, well, teenie makes them perfect for little girls.  Each tote is made from fine wale corduroy and features an adorable felt applique.  I love this little panda!

The Teenie Totes have Velcro closures and are lined in a coordinating patterned fabric.

And there are so many fun designs to choose from!  From cupcakes:

And carrots:

To fishies:

And sheep:

There's a Teenie Tote for everyone!  And at $6.50 each, they're a great bargain.  They aren't sold with straps but Becky, who makes each of the BBK Bags by hand, will add a short one on for just 50 cents more.

If the Teenie Tote is too teenie for your taste, BBK Bags also has the bigger Mini Tote.

This style is 10 inches wide by 7 inches high so it can fit a few board books or other favorite toys.  Like the Teenie Totes, the Mimi is also lined in great fabric and features a Velcro closure.

The Mini Tote straps are just long enough for a toddler to put over her shoulder and have a cute striped detail.

And best of all -- all BBK Bags are machine washable so when your daughter drags hers through the playground, you can throw it in the laundry and have it come out good as new.  Who can say that about their Gucci bag? 

Every girl needs a cute purse and your little ones are no exception so check out more BBK Bags on their website or in their Etsy store.  Becky also does custom orders so if you'd like initials on your bag like Loree mentioned in her e-mail,  contact her and I'm sure she can make it happen.

Loree, Amanda and Krissy, I hope one of these BBK Bags is the answer for your little girls and you'll each be getting a Teenie Tote from AFOMFT for sending in your question! 

Want a Teenie Tote for your teenie one too?

One lucky AFOMFT is going to win the Teenie Tote with a strap of their choice!  To enter, visit the BBK Bags website and Etsy store and leave a comment here telling me which Teenie Tote you'll choose if you win and who it's for.  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber.
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  • Visit BBK Bags on Etsy and add the store to your favorites.
  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter and either re-tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or tweet this giveaway:  Enter to win a Teenie Tote for your little girl at A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS @AFOMFT - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
  • Click here to vote for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs and post a comment here that you did - Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs.  You can vote once per day per computer so if you vote every day or on different computers, be sure to post one comment for each one.
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  • Blog about AFOMFT or this giveaway (worth 2 entries) and post a link to the post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends December 22nd at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on December 23rd. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

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  1. I love the Sweet Cakes for All Mini Tote!

  2. I'm AFOMFT follower.

  3. Cute stuff. I'm subscribing on twitter!

  4. Becky's bags are one of my etsy favorites now.

  5. I added bbkbags to my etsy faves.

  6. I tweeted here: twitter.com/jennmaron

  7. Your button is on my LJ: kalki.livejournal.com/profile

  8. I would pick the cupcake teenie tote and give it to my mom

  9. I added BBK bags to my favorites on ESTY

  10. I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted


  11. I have your button


  12. I voted today on DH's computer :)

  13. I voted on DH's computer today!


Thanks for the love!