I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Yo Gabba Gabba Bag

Do you love Yo Gabba Gabba like Delilah loves Yo Gabba Gabba?!

Her crazy parents (us) have front row tickets to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live! when they come to Atlanta. We are excited!

We have to carry a lot of stuff with a toddler in tow, so I created us a special bag to take down to the show. May I present.....Delilah's DJ Lance BoomBox Bag!

Looks like Muno and Foofa managed to worm themself into the front pocket of the bag. For those of you not familiar with the show, a DJ named Lance has a big magic boombox. And in the boombox live odd little creatures. The boombox is opened and the characters play and dance.

Here is a pic of DJ Lance and the "real" boombox from the show:

This bag is based on the tote tutorial posted here on Sew Mama Sew. I made this bag a little bit wider than the tutorial to make it more boombox shaped. (This tutorial rocks. I have made so many of these bags)

I love this bag! The satin is shimmery and the bag is roomy. The colored pieces are felt that I lightly glued on then topstitched around each piece. Moms know, we have to bring a bag with us wherever we go with our kids anyway, so why not a fun bag that relates to the show! When I showed Delilah the bag she pointed to it and yelled "Yo Gabba!" which made me feel lovely.

Our plan is for my husband to dress up like DJ Lance for the show! Yep - seriously. Is he a great Daddy or what? I'm thinking about what I want to make for Delilah and I to wear. So far I think I will make her a dress modeled after the robot character on the show, but I'm not sure yet. There will be a photo op with the characters and I am ALL about the great photo op! It's a rare thing to get front row tickets to anything, so we are throwing ourselves all in for the experience. Costumes, photos, fun!

Still working on bringing you some new items and tuturials - two more ugly knit entries coming up. One I think is pretty cool and I am proud of - the other, well, I took an ugly sweater and made an ugly hat from it. Ah well.

Later skaters,

- Janimal

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  1. LOVE this!! You guys totally rock! Please please post pic when you are all dressed up and ready to go! I LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba...ahem I mean my children do! :)

  2. TOOOO CUTE! My lil girl LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba! Plex is her favorite! Thanks for posting this. I'm gonna try to make it for her! :)

  3. We LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba. That's awesome.

  4. Oh how cute and funny! That show annoys the fooey out of me!! I have to laugh at the characters, songs and actors/actresses that show up every now and then...Jack Black rocks! Anyway, love the bag.....I'm sure any Yo Gabba Gabba fan would....very cute and creative!

    Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

  5. I want this for myself! I've no kids but I love the retro graphic design in Yo Gabba Gabba! I shall share this on twitter (@thrictore). Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. What a cool idea !! Have fun at the show !! I'm an hour and a half or so north of you in the Commerce/Banks Crossing area !

  7. This is awesome. My daughter loves Yo Gabba Gabba. I think I need to make her one now. :)

  8. This bag is soooo cute! I've never seen or heard of Yo Gabba Gabba, so I'm laughing at the actually dude, but kids must love him. That's so cool that hubs will dress up as him. It sounds like a fun and funny program. Have fun at the show!
    And thanks for leaving a wonderful comment about the dolls for me. :D All the best!

  9. I love it!! We bought tickets for my daughter's 2nd birthday to the Chattanooga show in Oct and I think I may be more excited than she will be. lol My hubs wants me to make him a Muno shirt and I am going to make a dress with either Plex or Foofa -similar to the ones the "I like to dance" kids wear on the show- for my daughter. I am going to borrow your idea and make a bag too! Thanks and hope you and your little Gabba Girl have fun. :)

  10. pretty lovely tote! kids would like it very much. I also lite this tote very much, because it's too cute. I have checked out the SEW MAMA SEW to get more details.Thanks so much for your post guide!

  11. Haha, this is awesome! Yo Gabba Gabba is crazy; I always feel like I need to be dropping acid in order to watch that show. :P My toddler *loves* dancing to it. Great bag, so cute!

  12. Trevor LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. I have it on my iTouch for portable distraction/toddler crack since we are trying to avoid actual TV watching for a while...not a big difference, I know! I justify it by telling myself that YGG is dancing and music, not TV LOL! This is such a great idea, you are truly inspirational...and a real Mom doing it!

  13. Thanks for the tutorial! I finished Trevor's at craft night!

  14. This bag issssss AWSOME!! :)
    I love, love , LOVE it!! We are brining our 2 1/2 yr old to the show in San Diego next week! I am looking forward to making this and bringing it. Thanks for the great idea!!

  15. i love that bag! i would so be willing to purchase one from u if u made another one....


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