Luckily, I realised at 7:30 am, and had a couple of photos on my camera from the last finish...
My parents' neighbour has just had a baby, so mum asked if she could give her my World Map playmate. My mum, being one of the most thoughtful people in the world (she'll read this so I'm expecting major brownie points or at least another cherry cheesecake with roast pork thrown in if I'm lucky), didn't want the new mother's seven year old to feel left out with all the attention the baby would get, so she asked me to make her a bag. Purple and sparkly were the instructions I had to work from...
So I pulled out my stash of Little Peeps and some hologrammatic silver thread and got to work.
It's hard to see in the photo as the sun was so bright, but the 'photo' is surrounded by a decorative stitch with silver hologrammatic thread. You can see it better here.
The pattern is from a line of bags called 'Lauradrawsshapesonfreezerpaperthendecideswhatworks". I'm pleased with the background - I'm just not sure the bag style and shape is right for a 7 year old. Oh well, it's been gifted now so I hope she likes it.
The biggest issue I had was not knowing the 7 year old or her size or how long to make the strap. I borrowed my friend Bev's 7 year old for an approximation, and decided make the strap adjustable. I made the strap extra long, sewed a button hole in one end, looped it through a D ring, and added a couple of sparkly buttons so that it could be shortened or lengthened. I put the rest of the buttons inside so they could be added if it was too short or long.
Quite pleased with the result.
Now I know didn't believe me about the Fish and Chip flavoured ice-cream, so here you are...
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