Emily was having fun the other day playing ‘detective’. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever. She had her notebook and was writing up the cutest rhymes while wearing a hat and sunglasses for a disguise. She mentioned not having a big enough bag to use for her detective work (she had been using this one). So I ended up showing her the small size Maker’s Tote that I had and we sealed the deal. She found it to be most agreeable for her detective needs. That night we picked out the fabrics. It was so fun to see what she liked and didn’t like. She loves the color blue, so obviously that helped establish most of our choices. I’ve been working on a few other things lately and she definitely has not forgotten about her bag! I had gotten reminded pretty much daily until I finished it.
It was really fun sewing the tote together. I like having everything all set and am just able to sit down and sew! Part of my super disorganized self really likes doing things very unsystematically when I get to sew something I’ve made a bunch of times previously. Maybe I’m just trying to make it more interesting or challenging by cutting out things here, sewing a bit, fusing a bit, walking away, playing with the dog, it’s all good.
She requested just one pocket on the inside and I was happy to oblige, one less step. All in all this came together pretty quickly, it’s such a fun size. She’ll be getting a lot of use out of it I’m sure. I can’t wait to see her sneaking around the neighborhood with it. And now to the next task – finding what to make Natalie because you can make one kid something and not the other! What a world!
Have a great weekend!