First of all i have to thank everyone who wished Hadeel a happy brithday those who commented on my blog, on facebook, on forums it was very sweet of you
Its been busy in my household for there has been a lot of hugs, kisses, gifts unwrapping, thanks yous, baking, decorating and eating and not enough of blogging and sewing !
I think i am excused its not everyday that your daughter turns 4!! lol
Keeping to my new year resolution to make all my handmade gifts Hadeel being my daughter had to have something special.
Now before i show you what i made for my sweetie pie i have to warn you there is a lot of RED because its her favorite colour, other mums suffer with pinks i suffer with red.
I decided to make Hadeel a tote bag but soon reaslied that most of the totes i have tutorials for are for women so the bag will end up looking a little too big for her.
I searched online and found this cute purse tutorial from Getting crafty which is exactly what i had in mind
This is how mine turned out
I used red for the exterior and lined it with strawberry printed fabric and to personalise it i appliqued the letter h and used red ribbon for the handle.
Here is a closer look at it
I filled the bag with goodies and she loved it
A purse made her day but i wanted to make her something else, something that she would use everyday and *ta da- had a light bulb moment* which was to make her a pencil roll which she could use for school!
There are lots of crayon roll tutorials but for school she is going to be using pencils. Now the things is i wanted to it be different and found this great tutorial by My Patchwork.
It is to make a 24 rainbow pencil roll = PERFECT!
The idea is to have fabric strips match the colours of the pencils and to lay them out to create a rainbow effect i simply loved the idea and i think it turned out great.
Here it is rolled up and yes it is in red
A girl has to have some cake and nothing better than RED velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting *yum*
I loved the pink and blue frosting
Hadeel was very happy with her gifts and hearing ” Mama made a red bag for me with the letter H” was all worth it