Category Archives: Bags

Spring Cleaning-Closet totes

Spring is coming…at least we hope.  We have definitely been getting the itch to clean and organize.  The Spiehs house recently had an “operation closet redo”.  I really wanted to utilize the doors in our coat closet and hung a … Continue reading

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“Book” bag

At the end of the school year, we try and show our appreciation to our children’s teachers by giving them something handmade and functional. This year we were purusing Pinterest and saw these cute bags that are quilted with books … Continue reading

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Caroline has graduated

May was the month of graduation so we decided it was time for Caroline to graduate…to a new diaper bag that is.  We made Caroline’s first diaper bag and loved it.  I received  numerous compliments and loved telling people that we … Continue reading

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Bag with a secret

  “They say a secret is something you tell one other person” –U2 “The Fly” So I’m telling you, dear reader about our bag with a secret. These are some of our favorite bags to use and to make. It … Continue reading

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State of Mind

Yeah, it’s been a little while since we have posted. But, our absence does not mean we have not been busy creating in our city made dungeon (Carol’s basement). We have been preparing for the “We are Omaha” art show … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts part II: the up-cycled jackets

Still more from our Christmas 2011 handmade gift stash. These gifts are some of our favorite kind. They were up-cycled clothing turned messenger bag.   The light brown used to be a jacket of city made hubby Christian and the … Continue reading

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Anna’s Tote

Anna recently turned six years old and had been diligently asking for a tote bag for her birthday.  I decided to use a dress that was one of her favorites that she recently grew out of. Anna loved this little … Continue reading

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Get your Bag Ready for the Farmer’s Market!

One thing we really like to see at the Farmer’s Market is when people bring their own, re-usable bags to use for holding all the good things they find. And, if you don’t have a bag you can reuse, don’t … Continue reading

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Botched T, part 6: Snack attack!

Here at citymade, one of our favorite things to make are our re-usable snack bags. It only seemed natural, then, to up-cycle a couple of Kendra’s botched onesies into snack bags. These are perfect for on-the-go. By the way-we would … Continue reading

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Botched T, part 4: Hoo-Ray!

We LOVE this pigeon! It was too cute a design to not show. But, since it didn’t work for Kendra on a T shirt, we thought it would work on a tote bag. We added some flowery handles for extra … Continue reading

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