My daughter and I were in a gift shop the other day and she was getting all dreamy over the Vera Bradley corner. I just whispered in her ear, "Mommy can make you one of those and even better!". Ooh I love a challenge! I remembered I had some leftover fabric from a tea cozy I had made a freind a few years back.
(I am NOT the one wearing the tea cozy!)
And I thought it would make a lovely purse for Angelina.
So while the Viking was still here, I embroidered her initials on a piece of the fabric, grabbed a matching zipper at the fabric store and yesterday put it all together.
It even has a little pocket inside. She is very pleased! I think she slept with it last night. Of course, when my 3 year old saw it, she wanted one. And since I had just enough fabric left over,
She got hers too.
And yes, she too is VERY pleased.
For any of you thinking of gifting a purse to anyone, handmade or otherwise, take my Swedish gransmother's advice and give good luck with your gift by putting money in the pocket of the purse.
I am a Christian wife, vegetarian mother, home school mom, foster parent and natural crafter who has incorporated the Waldorf lifestyle into our home. I fill my days with educating, sewing, knitting, spinning, crochet, dyeing, bread baking, or gardening and no day is complete unless I've created something. I believe in natural toys for the kids, very limited tv and hands-on learning.