This is what Miss5 just lovingly and excitedly presented me with this morning, in a handmade envelope too! Its us on a Balloon Ride : ) This was the something nice she gave me in return for the nice different hairstyle I gave her today. I simply plaited her hair differently, it made her feel special. : )
For such a long time her baby library bag has been ripped. the seam had come apart, she has been asking and asking ... it was on my to do list. I was trying to work out how to best reinforce the seam with out changing the shape/size of the bag. Then I saw a tutorial on Betz Whites blog for changing produce bags, so I went ahead using this great idea. The original bag becomes the lining and you personalise the exterior.
I asked her to choose some fabric and as I didn't have any purple this was the immediate choice. This fabric actually made it quite easy for me as it doesn't have a one directional pattern so I had less cutting and seams to do. Only cutting one length and folding it in half, then sewing the side seams.
I love that this now has history, the lovely fabric being her now and the lining being the very first library bag given to her as a baby the two linking her past and future, love of books.
Now for those of you following my Bread journey. This is the Spinach Feta loaf, after I cut it warm yesterday afternoon. What I ate yesterday was what I would call bland, I was disappointed and wishing I had some Capsicum dip or spicy Salsa to complement it.
Thats not my final judgement though, its early days I wont let something that sounds so delicious be bland and I still have three loaves worth of dough to bake ; )