Happy Mid-week everyone!
Just a quick post today because hubby REALLY wants to watch the season premiere of Bones that we PVR-ed last night.
You might remember, a few months back, I sewed this pencil case to hold all of my daughter's grade one necessities.
She was pretty giddy about it!
Now Afton has begun taking piano lessons (she loves them - and practises non-stop!!) so I thought maybe she needed a matching piano book bag to carry all of her songbooks back and forth to her lessons.
I had many of squares of fabric left from the charm pack she had chosen for her pencil case so I put them to use to make her a hexagon-patched zippered bag.
Who doesn't love a little hexagon stitching??
And here they are -- all hand-stitched together:
I love the mix of pink, red, turquoise, lime and yellow!
For the border on the front of the bag, I chose a simple lime and white print.
As usual, I machine-stitched the quilting. I'd love to have the time to hand-stitch the quilting, but I am always on a deadline and in search of some instant gratification. Machine quilting helps me with both!
For a little extra detail, I let Afton chose some pretty little buttons from my stash to add to the front of the bag:
Oh! And wasn't her heart a-flutter when I emerged from my sewing cave with this darling bag in hand!!
And Afton, always sensitive to the needs of others, asked right away when I was going to make a bag for her big brother, Bryn.
After all - she had already picked out the Star Wars fabric for him.
"You'd better get started, Mom. Otherwise, Bryn will be really bummed!!"
Oh -- from the mouths of babes.....
See you soon,