Thursday, July 26, 2012

Back online!

Whew!  What a relief!

I know I said I was taking a week off, but I missed blogging!  And I've got something pretty cute to show you, I think.

Niecey-poo came here with two items in mind she wanted to buy for herself with her spending money:  a new backpack for school and a set of headphones.  On Monday we went out and got her the headphones she wanted.  Tuesday was a stormy day, so I suggested we use some of my old fabric scraps to make a bag for her to carry them in.  We spent some time looking through the pile to find a good combination, and settled on the green, blue and orange knit fabrics.

I cut the pieces and sewed them up on my serger, then cut out letters to spell her name.  I "basted" them onto the bag with glue stick and then helped her hand stitch them on with a running stitch.

Sorry it's fuzzy - I had to be quick and sneaky to get this picture!

In general, she's not much interested in crafts, but she was really excited about this project and couldn't wait to show it to her mom and dad via Skype after we finished.  I also found her later in the day modeling it in front of my full-length mirror!  And I saw her give it a kiss right before she went to bed.  Too cute!


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  1. Oh, how cute is she! Maybe after this project she'll be a bit more interested in crafting?

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    1. LOL! I doubt it! Yesterday I suggested we go to the craft store to get a project she could do, and she was totally uninterested! She's definitely product-driven!

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  2. How fun! I hope you guys have a great visit together!

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  3. How cute! I'll bet she loves to come stay!

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    1. She does :-) This is her third year coming to us for the summer!

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  4. Looks like you two are having a wonderful time, by the end of the visit you will have her very excited about crafts I think. Especially with a new bag that looks way more awesome than anything you can get in stores!

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    1. Not so sure about that - she's a tried and true tomboy!

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  5. Aw, it's so sweet that she loved the bag that much. Kids are awesome that way.

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  6. Whether she ever hand makes another thing, she'll always remember making this little bag with you!

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  7. Ahaha, the bit about her kissing it is so adorable!! Sounds like fun :)

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    1. It was so spontaneous and cute!

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  8. This is fabulous beyond words! All of it--the project, the color combo, stitching her name, everything!

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    1. Not too bad for a pile of scraps, eh?

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  9. Great summertime memories to last a lifetime.
    For each of you.
    hugs

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    1. I know - I used to visit my aunt when I was a kid, and now I'm the aunt! Crazy!

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