Saturday, September 09, 2006


A birthday present for my friend's daughter who is turning 1.

Yes, I'm the friend who brings handmade gifts. But this way I can guarantee that we don't bring the same gift as someone else. I woke up at 4:00 this morning and the idea of making this little bag stuffed with blocks occurred to me. As I lay there trying to go back to sleep, I couldn't remember how to make the felt bag. (Martha has a great pattern for these HERE - I love the fold at the bottom) I tossed and turned and finally just got up, looked up the pattern and began sewing. This often happens to me. When I'm restless, I'll picture myslef working on a project. This usually works. I'll be happily sewing-painting-whatever in my head and eventually I'll fall asleep. But sometimes I'll hit a snag - like not remembering the steps for sewing this felt bag - and I just can't let go of it. When I can't picture it in my head, I'm done for. Got to get up and go figure it out.

Looking forward to spending the next couple days up in L.A. Our to-do list?

Birthday Party
Santa Monica Pier
Travel Town
Drive around the old stomping ground
Farmer's Market
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Find some decent maternity clothes
Night at the Bonaventure

1 comment:

Josie said...

Aww man! I got all excited when I saw what I thought was my name on the bag!!!!

What a CUTE gift. It's nice to know you do personalized kiddie stuff too! Can I uh...put in another personal order? My nephews have Japanese names so I'd love to get beach bags with their names on them or something timeless that they won't mind using years from now. The next time I see you we'll have to talk about this!

Oh, and did you find out if R is going to have a brother or sister yet?! We're dying to know!!!