It’s been awhile since my last post… and I miss my blog. So here goes:
My most recent project was a birthday gift for a newly 6-year old little lady old named Ruby. Every time I see the birthday girl, she is smiley, talkative, playful, friendly, and a nature-loving girl. I asked Ruby’s mother the birthday girl’s favorite animal/ color, and the response was cat/ blue (but also ALL the colors and ALL the animals…see how cute she is?) My original thought was to make a version of a crocheted bag from Amigurumi on the Go (Ana Paula Rimoli’s stuff is SOOO cute), and turn the bear into a cat using pointy ears and whiskers.
I eventually found my book after 3 days of looking and crocheted about 1/6 of the bag. Then the book flat out disappeared. Like, evanesco gone. After interrogating my children, I ended up getting a half-hearted, sort of confession from one of them….”Um, I may have been reading it, hmm, bedroom, looking at the pictures in the kitchen. No, I don’t know where it is. I didn’t take it, why do you keep thinking that I lost your book?”
Searching tipnut I then found this cutie and decided to make an applique version for Ruby. I used a lightweight cotton denim fabric (with interfacing) for the outside and a leftover knit heart pattern for the inside. The appliques were done in felt. For the cat applique, I found a silhouette online. For Ruby’s name, I made a template from a word doc using REALLY big Segoe Script font. Following the magic of some wonder-under and securing with a pick stitch, here is how everything turned out.
Overall, I thrilled with how it turned out! My kids want one now too, but I want one even more!!! Is 40 too old to be sporting a monogrammed clutch?