Caitlin is invited to a birthday party for twin girls next weekend, and I wanted to start making birthday gifts instead of buying crap. Here are the bags:
It's funny. I didn't realize that I had left more space around the embroidery on the purple bag until I looked at this picture. Oh well. Each bag has something I like better about it...but they're both great (IMHO)--kinda like children! *wink*
I got the pattern for the embroidery from needlecrafter.com and I stitched those over the weekend. I'm going to have to buy a really bright light or glasses or both if I'm going to continue to embroider. It was tough on the eyes!
And here is the back of the bags. Turkey Feathers made her XOX bag using jelly roll strips. I just cut pieces of fabric that I already had into long strips. I figure I have to use up what I have before I start dropping $30 on moda jelly roll strips...
On Friday, we're going to go to the bookstore to buy books to put in the bags. Caitlin didn't want to wait until Friday, she wanted to go yesterday! This has been fun, and now that I have started thinking about all the girls I know with spring birthdays, I can see that I'm going to be quite busy!