So Julianne has a birthday party to go to this weekend for one of her best friends. I decided to make her friend a "Lazy Girl Runaround Bag" with a matching wallet & tissue cover. I even sacrificed my new pink & brown skull fabric for the bag. Julianne went a bit bitchy on me.. "How could I do that to her! She wanted to BUY Sara a gift ie a webkins animal (and get one for herself!). She went on and on about how Sara already has purses (can a girl ever have too many?). Once she realized that I WAS going to give Sara this purse she said "Well are you going to put a gift card in it too?". HELL NO ~ unless you plan on using your money for it. The whole reason I did this was that Sara is always admiring Julianne's purses that I make her and says she wished her mom could do that too. I mean, it's not a cheap gift. I very rarely buy fabric from anywhere but quilt shops so we are talking $9.00 a yard at least.. plus there is the time that goes into it, etc.. I think it's a pretty darn good gift. It's girly pink and skulls that are very "in" right now. I think she'll really like it. Julianne was just being a royal pain in the ass about it.
Of course once it was done and Julianne knew I wasn't changing my mind about it, the first thing out of her mouth was "Can you make me one EXACTLY like it! Go Figure!
I also made this little bag It's called a Snap Happy bag. The closure is made my inserting a metal tape measurer. It has the little triangles to pull it open and then it snaps shut. I put some flavored teas in this one and it is on it's way to Missouri as part of a swap I participated in. Julianne also wants one (or ten) of these as well and has already started picking out fabrics for them.
I think a few of these might just end up as teachers gifts.. maybe put some Bath & Body products in them.
And one last picture.. this is what my kids like to do in the sewing room. Write on themselves with my chalk liner!