06 August 2009

bad blogger

I have been such an awful blogger lately... too much summer fun. WE just got back from Utah - what a great time we had with family and friends. I had never really thought of Salt Lake as that large of a city, but after getting used to living in a smaller town/city, it really seemed quite large. Funny how persepective changes.

Before our trip to Utah, Sadie had a birthday party to go to. A little girl that was in her class this last year. I love making homemade gifts - there's something fun and personal about it, so we decided to do a Buttercup bag, and a notebook holder. My idea for the notebook holder came from Michelle's blog.

Here's the inside. Two large pockets. One for the notebook, and the other could be for used sheets of paper or other bits of treasure. With a small pocket space for a pen. (Sorry about the picture, it was the other direction before I imported it.)

Here's the outside shot... check out the cute appliqued flower.

Here's the Buttercup bag.

And a close up of the appliques on the bag... pink on one side...

and blue on the other. I love the messiness of the stitching around the flowers. Those were just free-handed.

Sadie said that it was a hit. All the little girls loved it. But what girl wouldn't?


Rachel said...

Honestly - you are so talented! It really would be great if you lived close to me so you could teach me to make all these fun things!

Katie S said...

That is so cute!! What a lucky little girl to be friends with Sadie!!

Clint, Mel & Kids said...

I must admit I've made a few of those Buttercup bags for gifts too and they've been big hits! I love the flowers!

MoM B. said...

NOW every little girl will want to be Sadie and Phebe's friends !
Love the bag and notebook holder.