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ninecrayons
03-10-2012, 05:07 PM
I had posted previously about finding the fabric Disney uses to make the bedspreads in the Nemo rooms. My mom and I have worked to turn them into tote bags! We just finished making 10 of them!

We are now selling them via eBay charity auction with 100% of the money made going to GKTW.

Here is a link to the auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130662960422#ht_500wt_1356

They measure about 12 inches high and the straps are about 12 inches long. They are about 14 inches wide. When measuring the width, we noted that the bags can fit three two-liter bottles of soda in them. However, I don't think they'd hold up to toting around that much, just FYI.

Here are some photos of the bags:

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/FinalFrontofBag.jpg

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/FinalBackofBag.jpg

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/StrapDetail.jpg

Since 100% of the profits are going to GKTW, if you are running a meet and want a tote for a raffle/silent auction or whatnot, PM me and we can work something out.

Mom and I are working on making a second, larger bag using Crush the turtle as the focal point. :)

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

*NikkiBell*
03-11-2012, 10:49 AM
Very cute bags and a great gift idea!

ninecrayons
03-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Still waiting for my first customer! Come on! Anyone? Anyone?

ninecrayons
03-14-2012, 07:28 PM
I'm going to drop the price of the bags to $20.00 since we haven't had a buyer yet! :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130662960422#ht_500wt_1356

We have nine of the bags and they are fully-lined, handcrafted bags!

I also wanted to share a second bag we made, featuring Crush.

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/crushbag.jpg

We have four of those and will be selling them as well, if people are interested.

wdwscout
03-15-2012, 07:53 AM
Sorry Cristen- I didn't realize you had these available already!
I just bought 2 of the Nemo bags and am interested in the Crush bag as well. How can I get that one?

Have you posted on the DIS Cruise boards?
Maybe one of our podcast team could mention these on the next recording day? :thumbsup2

I think they are adorable!

moepanz
03-15-2012, 09:23 AM
just sent you a pm :goodvibes

ninecrayons
03-15-2012, 09:45 AM
Sorry Cristen- I didn't realize you had these available already!
I just bought 2 of the Nemo bags and am interested in the Crush bag as well. How can I get that one?

Have you posted on the DIS Cruise boards?
Maybe one of our podcast team could mention these on the next recording day? :thumbsup2

I think they are adorable!

Hooray for my first sale! :cloud9:

I haven't posted on the cruise boards. I might do that an then in resorts. I bet the people in the CBR thread would be interested!

I'm going to put the Crush bags up for auction tonight!

AmberHeartsDisney
03-15-2012, 12:13 PM
What store had this fabric?

ninecrayons
03-15-2012, 12:17 PM
What store had this fabric?

A store here in New York City. If you are interested in just the fabric PM me, we have a few yards left.

AmberHeartsDisney
03-15-2012, 12:29 PM
A store here in New York City. If you are interested in just the fabric PM me, we have a few yards left.

Oh I cant sew worth a crap I was just wondering. Its a cute fabric. I wonder if they have any of the other hotels.

ninecrayons
03-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Firstly, the Crush bags can be found in this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130665753537#ht_500wt_1156

They are slightly bigger than the Nemo bags, so I put those at $25.00.

Second, Amber - I looked and didn't see any other prints from Disney places. I was hoping to find some of the fun stuff they have at other resorts, but oh well. This place is apparently somewhere that gets a lot of remnants from the fabric mills. My mom bought fabric their to use as curtains and it is from the Radio City Hall collection. :confused3

ninecrayons
03-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Just want to say how proud and thankful I am - we've raised over $300 from this first round of bags! :lovestruc

The first round shipped via priority mail this morning and I will be taking a few more sets to the post office on Monday. My mom is working up a few other styles of bags as well, including more Crush bags and a larger Nemo bag. We tried making one of Dory, but it doesn't look as nice. If someone is particularly interested in that, let me know.

Thank you again for helping make this a success! Not only are we helping GKTW, my mom is super proud to be contributing to such an awesome cause. :grouphug:

ninecrayons
03-17-2012, 08:33 PM
We have two larger-sized Nemo totes for sale now as well. Whereas the original Nemo bags were about 12" x 14", these measure about 14" x 16".

I really enjoy the way the pattern works around Nemo and gives him a border. I also love the way the hidden Mickey is peeking up from the bottom!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130666853233#ht_509wt_1141

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/LargeNemp.jpg

LMCT88
03-17-2012, 08:48 PM
First I want to say "Thank You", for what you are doing. My 8 year old nephew recently had his wish granted through Make A Wish and he stayed at GKTW, all I can say is what a great organization. My sister and her family cannot say enough about them. I would be interested in a nemo bag, if you could send me the info that would be great, will send you a private message with my info. Thanks Again for all you do. :)

moepanz
03-19-2012, 03:50 PM
I just go my Nemo bag!

:love::love::love::love:

It is an amazing thing you are doing. The pictures do not do the bags justice! I can't wait to show it off tonight when I take my kids to dance:cloud9:. The bag is just simply beautiful!!!!!

Thank you!
Maureen

ninecrayons
03-21-2012, 06:25 AM
I'm so glad that the people who have gotten their bags have been liking them! Awesome!

Just an update on this, I am about to put up another auction with five more Crush bags. I know those went very quickly before, so if you want a Crush bag shoot me a PM and I will send you a link to the auction.

We also have two larger Nemo bags still available. The auction for this is here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130666853233#ht_509wt_1141. That Nemo bag measures about 14 X 16.

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/LargeNemp.jpg

Just a reminder of what the Crush bags look like:

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/crushbag.jpg

ninecrayons
03-22-2012, 12:39 PM
We are again sold out of Crush, but do have about 5-6 of the bigger Nemo bags left!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130666853233#ht_509wt_1141

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/LargeNemp.jpg

pal-mickey
03-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Just received my bag and I LOVE it!! You did a great job!

disneynutinpa
03-25-2012, 05:34 PM
I got my Nemo tote last week and have been meaning to post...I LOVE it! And it is so awesome that it is for such a wonderfaul cause! Thanks so much for your generousity. If you love Nemo or CBR, this is a great tote. I can't wait to take it when we stay at CBR in September. :)

ninecrayons
03-27-2012, 03:19 PM
Thank you all so much for your purchases and your feedback! I am proud to report that we raised $430 for GKTW so far! :cool1:

wdwscout
03-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Thank you all so much for your purchases and your feedback! I am proud to report that we raised $430 for GKTW so far! :cool1:

AWESOME job Cristen!!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Three cheers to you and your mom for finding the fabric, thinking of a neat project like this and coming through BIG TIME!!! :woohoo:

MandyTG
03-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Just heard about these on the podcast! Will there be any more bags available? I'd love to have a Nemo one!

ninecrayons
03-28-2012, 02:11 PM
Just listened to the podcast and laughed so hard at the conversation about the tote bags! Thankfully these are not made of actual bedspreads, so no blacklight needed! :lmao:

We literally just moved from NYC to Florida on Monday, so all of my stuff is in boxes in the garage. Either today or tomorrow, I'll check out exactly how many we have left. :) I know we have the large Nemo bags left, but not Crush.

Once I have an accurate count, I'll post/repost any auctions.

MandyTG
03-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Just listened to the podcast and laughed so hard at the conversation about the tote bags! Thankfully these are not made of actual bedspreads, so no blacklight needed! :lmao:

We literally just moved from NYC to Florida on Monday, so all of my stuff is in boxes in the garage. Either today or tomorrow, I'll check out exactly how many we have left. :) I know we have the large Nemo bags left, but not Crush.

Once I have an accurate count, I'll post/repost any auctions.

LOL! That will be great, thanks! Congrats on your move!

safetymom
03-28-2012, 03:01 PM
Please let me know if you are going to make more. Of course I need a CBR tote bag.

sunnygal041
03-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Just listened to the podcast and laughed so hard at the conversation about the tote bags! Thankfully these are not made of actual bedspreads, so no blacklight needed! :lmao:

We literally just moved from NYC to Florida on Monday, so all of my stuff is in boxes in the garage. Either today or tomorrow, I'll check out exactly how many we have left. :) I know we have the large Nemo bags left, but not Crush.

Once I have an accurate count, I'll post/repost any auctions.


Got my Crush bag last week and it is lovely! So colorful and useful!! Thanks again!! :)

ninecrayons
03-28-2012, 07:43 PM
A quick check of the garage shows that we have four of the large Nemo totes.

I have created a listing for the Nemo totes: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130672858474#ht_585wt_883

These totes measure about 16" x 19".

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac99/ninecrayons/LargeNemp.jpg

MandyTG
03-28-2012, 08:34 PM
I just placed my order! I'm so excited to use it on our Disney trip in 3 1/2 weeks! I think it will be great for the pool this summer too!
Thank you!

Jetku
03-28-2012, 10:25 PM
Bought one tonight. FiancÚ will love it.

Such a great cause, thank you for doing this!

basketrn
03-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Just ordered the last one :)

Love the crush one too...to bad I didn't listen to the Podcast show till this am

Dawn

MandyTG
04-16-2012, 09:06 PM
I got my bag today! Thank you! It's so cute. Can't wait to use it when we are in WDW next week!

SamSam
04-21-2012, 05:19 PM
Just wanted to tell you that what you are doing is awesome! Some friends and I made similar totes a couple of years ago (to raise money) and I know how much work goes into each one.

I'm a Kidani fan, so if you ever see material similar to there's I would love to know.

Kudo's to you!