Author(s): Amanda McKittrick
Totes Amaze is a cute and quirky crafting book all about purposeful, chic and on-trend tote bags! With 25 totes to choose from of various difficulty levels, there promises to be a tote to fit every occasion. Each of the totes in the book is designed for a particular purpose - for example, a library tote for lugging around books; a picnic tote, designed to store a picnic blanket and all your other picnic needs; a crafter's totes with pockets for needles and yarn and a cute design; and a wine tote to keep your favourite tipple safe. With a comprehensive section covering the basics, Totes Amaze is a perfect all-in-one tote book. Other projects include: Beach tote; Market tote; Rollup shopping tote; Kid's tote; Mum's tote; 9-5 leather/pleather tote; Shoe tote; Gym tote; 6 pocket tote; Artist's tote; Military tote; Gardener's tote; Man tote; Wine bottle tote; The cat lover's tote; Eco-friendly tote; The dog lover's tote; Gathered pouch tote; Stencilled tote; Bike basket tote; a Reversible drawstring tote and a Bike tote / hipster lunch bag.
Sydney-based Amanda McKittrick (known to friends as 'Kitty') has had a love of combining the old with the new for as long as she can remember. Her lifelong interest in craft, design and photography combined with nearly a decade in publishing working on a wide range of titles, encouraged her to develop and share her passion for all things crafty. Being a self taught crafter and regular craft group member, she wanted to create a book that gave practical insights and advice to inspire others to develop their skills and confidence, so they too could create wonderfully quick and inexpensive projects, and most importantly learn and have fun along the way. Amanda is the author of Recycled Chic, published in 2011.