Hi! Since my daughter Sarah took over the blog I have been asked by former readers to make guest appearances as I have time. I thought I'd stop in today and say hello and share a few last minute sewing projects for Sarah's 10 to 14 year old girl boxes. I haven't really done much sewing in the past few months, so it was nice to whip up a couple of special things.
Sarah has an owl themed box and I have seen so many cute owl stuffies around the internet that one night in bed it hit me why not make an owl pocket on a tote bag. So here is my
design and final product.
I left the wings "flapping" instead of sewing them down flat on the inside of the body. They are lined with the yellow of the eyes.
I thought "yo-yo's" for the eyes behind buttons would make more depth and reminded me more of an owl's fluffy feathers.
The main blue fabric was from Sarah's grandmother's stash, the other pieces I won in a blog giveaway last year as a fat quarter and 2 1/2" strips. I used the chevron as it reminded me of layers of feathers and the pink looked like individual feathers. I used contrast to line the handles and the top band on the inside. I hope the bright colors brighten the girl's world a bit.
Sarah also had a toy to add to one of her boxes that includes gears. I had won some fun fabric that had gears on it and matching other fabric with it so I made a small bag for the gears and a full fat quarter size drawstring bag that will hold all of her shoe box goodies.
I used one fabric for the front, one for the back and two different ones (including the gears) for the drawstring casings.
I think I am now done with sewing for this year -- I hope so, as tomorrow we pack!
Glad to spend some time with you all today. ~ Cheryl