My daughter was going to her cousins house this weekend for a birthday slumber party, and I waited and waited to buy a present. My daughter has all these ideas on what to buy, but most of them didn't seem good. She did mention a toy shop that I hadn't been to before so I stop by it just to check it out. It's a small local shop, so I purchase a gift certificate so that my niece could pick out what she wants.
But now, this is where the agony lies. A gift certificate is not much to wrap or unwrap, and might not initially seem like much to a 9 year-old. So now I start to feel like something else needs to be added to the gift, and I think I got just the thing.
Lola the Owl Pillow Pattern by Gingercake. I've been following her blog now for quite some, and I've been eyeing it. I finally broke down and purchased it since it now includes instructions on how to make it into a purse. Granted I've made plenty of purses and know the routine of them, it was just a little extra to have on those days my brain is mush and I go blank.
|The brown fleece is for the lining.|
Over all, I'm very happy with the pattern, and my first sewing machine appliqué project, but my fabric (color) choices look too much like Halloween. A lesson learned for next time.
Thank you, Gingercake for such a cute and super easy pattern.
Oh check Gingercake out, she had great patterns and a wonderful blog. I've also worked up one of her On the Go Organizers, which was my first project this year and first blog post.