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!