Every time a birthday rolls around, I try really hard to make something handmade for their "Big" day. There is so much stuff out there that kids want. I usually get them a book and a handmade goodie of some sort. I had made my other niece an owl bag and I had every intention of making a few more and getting them completed way before birthday time. (Always wishful thinking) I cut this one out the same time I had cut out the other. It set in a box for a couple months, but I finished it all up this weekend.
I used owl canvas for the exterior. I quilted it in wavy lines and it has Velcro closure to keep all her essentials in. (Books, dolls, cars, maybe some lip gloss she sniped from mommy, etc.)
I loosely followed the pattern, I found here. I have a problem, if I can find an easier way to finish something. I usually do it. Maybe it is lazy or I will call it innovative. That sounds better much better.
I used some batik scraps for the inside. My niece is quite colorful, so it will fit her personality to a tee.
I love the bright yellow-orange. Great for a little girl on the go.
Off to finish another project and so I will leave you with some of my garden lovelies.
The lovely places I link to....