We went to a friend’s birthday celebration on Saturday and decided to make just a little something for the two-year old birthday girl. But what to make? Most two year-olds would be happiest with the box something comes in :) Or stickers. Or a purse! But not just any purse – a chick purse!
The pattern is the Beastie Bags from Abby Glassenberg and I just love her stuff. They are cute patterns that come together quickly, using minimal fabric so all the scraps I have laying around get used up. This is the third bag of hers that I’ve made and they are just perfect for a little kid to carry treasures around in. I do have to admit that I tried to make one last-minute chick bag at about 11pm on Christmas Eve. Shockingly, I made many mistakes – can you imagine? What could go wrong late at night on Christmas Eve? Sigh…
We filled the bag with stickers and handmade cards from the kiddos. And then Zoe decided that she needed to make her own softie for the little girl.
She drew out a paper pattern, cut it out of fleece and stitched it up. We tucked the little teddy bear into the purse, and off we went to the party!
P.S. Please pretend that these pictures show a beautifully organized and clean house.
P.P.S. Abby has a book coming out in May on making softies and I can’t wait to read it. I’m just thinking out loud here, but that sure would make a nice Mother’s Day present wouldn’t it? ;)