Birthday

Daughter number 1 is now a year older.  It’s been fun to sew a few new things for her this year.  I don’t think I’ve ever made her an apron so she got her own apron.  She is a coffee lover so this is made with coffee cup fabric and coffee beans. Also some giant ric rac.  It makes me laugh to see how popular the use of ric rac has become.  When I first started to sew in the 60’s and 70’s it was popular and then it became unpopular because it made things look so”homemade.” Now it’s popular and makes things look “hand crafted”.  Hmm..

 

I also made this little purse with a zip pouch inside.  I made a strap to attach it to and also used a magnetic fastener. That was fun and easy to do but I will do it a bit differently next time.  She loved the fabric and size however so that was a success.

Last year I made a barrel bag from some embroidered denim.  She has used it almost every day and said she would like another.  I made this one from ultra suede and did a zip pouch and key fob.  It will be interesting to see how it holds but it is interesting fabric and she again seemed pleased. Happy Birthday Daughter!