Wow, can't believe I am two months behind in terms of blogging. Well, late is better than never! Christmas is always so so busy, especially when you have young kids at home. I really wanted to make the two something special for Christmas, something that is not so generic. Two Christmas ago, Ali asked Santa for a bag and she got a baa baa sheep purse (and I have to say it looked horrible, but Ali loved it!). I couldn't believe she asked for another bag for last year's Christmas. And she wanted a "piggy bag". When I heard what she said (and I asked her multiple times to confirm if that is exactly what she wanted from Santa this year) my heart sank (damn, I have to make another one?). My hubby kept on persuading me to buy one instead of making one, knowing I would be completely stressed out and went psycho, but I just couldn't find one that I really like. So off to my sewing machine.
I really like this bag. I did make it reversible and the craftmanship is a lot better than the sheep bag for sure. At least it is not all flimsy...hahaha... well, I am really glad Ali liked it. Or else I think I might just cry.
When I was shopping around for the piggy fabric, I stumbled upon some Maisy fabrics. Seriously?!! Maisy prints?! Are you kidding me? Freaking awesome!!! It's one of those "I would never know it existed" items. SO SO SO happy when I saw it. A bit expensive, but I know Ali would love it as she loves her Maisy books. I made her a pillow cover and a warm, comfy fleece blanket for Nate as Xmas presents. Man, it's the easiest thing to make, right?? Except that my stupid machine was not working properly. I was really lucky to have my hubby to fix it for me (even tho he has never touched a sewing machine before, thanks baby!) and I just finished making all the presents at 12:30am on Christmas Day. Oh, things that you do for your kids!