Monday, March 29, 2010

Quick Sew

Birthday gift for Ella
Originally uploaded by Sesser
A couple of weeks ago a wee girl named Ella finally celebrated her first birthday. Her dad had been away so the party was postponed until his return.

The Mogrunt and I were thrilled to have been invited, but I, being the last-minute kinda gal that I am, had put off part of the birthday gift. I had picked up some things to put in the bag, but hadn't made the bag that was in my head.

On the morning of the party (Yes, Cali, I'm ashamed to say) I set to work making this little bag. It was fun and pretty easy to do. I had read Super Eggplant's tutorial a few years ago and had tucked the idea back in the recesses of my memory.

I know that Ella probably won't know for a while that it's hers, but I knew that green is her Mom's favourite colour, so I think it will see some use.

I used denim and cotton, both purchased at Atlantic Fabrics. For her name, I made a freezer paper stencil and fabric paint, which dried in record time. The colours are a bit off in these photos. Of course, with all the sewing on the morning of the party, I didn't have time to take a photo before we arrived!

Birthday gift for Ella

bag for Ella

Plans are afoot for more!


  1. Anonymous9:11 a.m.

    Adorable little bag!

  2. I'm sure Ella will get lots of use out of it!

    I know that I love it, and if for some reason she doesn't like it... I'll get to use it! hee hee

    (Oh, and there was nothing that looked last minute about it at all!)