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Monday, January 15, 2007

birthday.bird.bag

bird.bag

one of my nieces celebrated her 7th birthday in style today. my girls were primped and preened and turned into fairy princesses in celebration.

i made a little bag for the birthday princess. based on a free pattern found here. but with some liberal adaptations. i didn't do the batting. nor a closure. i admit i was in a bit of a rush this time {ahem, late last night} and was looking to cut corners. but i am happy with how it turned out. i added the contrast to the beak. and i love the little wing/pocket with the ruffle. next go i would include the trim as it is called for. and do a button closure, i think. i used some long long ago thrifted corduroy. and some calico from sam. and a little bit from shannon too. thanks ladies.

we are all in a bit of a holiday monday fog... and it is cold. so cold i had to break the ice on the turtle pond. {giselle is ok - no worries} and windy. i think a nap is in order.

11 comments:

Alicia A. said...

Adorable, Tracy. What a lucky little princess to get this gift!

erin said...

oh, that is one lovely bag! thanks for the link - i have a seven year old who would love that!

melissa f. said...

you are starting out the year a with a bit of tricky sewing-- nice! love the fabrics.

devinemom said...

looks like someone is going to have a lot of fun with that gift. great job. just the thing to launch you into the new year.

Nathan said...

Oh! I love this bag- I'll be sure to bookmark this one for next Christmas. SO CUTE!

Nathan said...

oops- it's carol, not Nathan (again, ahem)

Zoe said...

great bag Tracy! And thanks for the link

Z x

hannah said...

that ruffle wing is the perfect touch. ice in la??

Jodie said...

Lovely colours. Perfect for such a dreary day!

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Gwendolen said...

Great bag, very nicely done! (I like the colours too!)

angelique said...

Super cute! You've hit me right in my animal-accessories-for-kids weakness.