First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I've got store-bought pumpkin pie defrosting in the fridge and I'm sure my mother-in-law is whipping up the most delicious turkey with all the best homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatos ... ... ... . I've already planned my outfit for tomorrow's feast. It includes a black jersey dress with no waistband or buttons or zippers. It's pretty much pajamas disguised as something appropriate for a holiday family gathering. I will throw on a nice cardigan and maybe a necklace to fool everyone. ;)
Ok. Sigh. I have no time or inclination for large sewing projects these days. So on weekends such as these, I try to start and finish something that is quick, fun, and creative. I managed to accomplish that already and it's only dinner time on Saturday! Woohoo!
I hope you aren't tired of my little coin purses. I got five kits (if you're paying attention, you'll know this is the third) from Zakka Workshop and of course my daughters asked if I might one for each of them. They've been sitting on my desk here, waiting patiently to be made. I had so much fun with the pumpkin version last week I decided I could manage another one.
However, my 12-year-old has a strong sense of her own style and as a good mom, I need to respect that. So when I ask her what colours/fabrics she'd like, and she picks two of my favourite polkadots (by Lakehouse Drygoods) that I wouldn't normally pair together, I gotta be ok with that. And when she won't let me embellish with buttons of bows or lace, I gotta be ok with that too.
This is what she asked me for (I suggested a few different patchwork options and she picked checkerboard, and then I went rogue on her and set it on point, which as it turns out, she is ok with thank goodness) and this is what she got.
And you know ... the more I look at it, the more I like it. I mean, polka dots - they are just quite simply the happiest of prints, right? I happen to be a HUGE fan of this shade of green, blue is her favourite colour, and ... it turned out super cute. Like my 12-year-old. :) xo k