You are probably wondering, where does the ‘handmade’ come into this blog? So I shall share a birthday gift we made and gave to a seven year old girl recently. This is a canvas tote onto which I sewed her initial cut from a vintage pillow case (ah, see, handmade and vintage), added a piece of old lace, some buttons and a big bow in her favorite color. So pretty.
Inside were more handmades: a journal, flowery pen, bracelet, hairclips. And stickers, always stickers. This bag is the perfect size for going to the library and bringing home your favorite summertime reads. Or for carrying your journal and pen outside to sit under your favorite tree and write a bit. Then hang it on your bedpost until you need it next.