A few weeks back Jessie contacted me through this little blog of mine and asked if I would help her put together a little birthday gift for her daughter. I admired her wanting to give something handmade to her daughter, but at the same time I asked myself, "She wants me to help her?" I feel like such a novice at this whole sewing thing and the thought of making something "for hire" was a tad intimidating.
Well here is what I came up with. I thought it would be fun for Jessie's daughter to be in on the creation of her little gift so I only finished it half-way. I made her a smock apron.
I also made some pockets that she can sew on herself wherever she pleases (she will be 8 years old).
To aid in the hand sewing I also put together a little sewing kit for her stocked with fun trims and buttons to further decorate her apron. This little egg crate idea came from a back issue of Country Living magazine.
A needle book and small scissors are tucked in the lid, and down below I included some fun pins pushed into a strawberry pincushion, thread, a measuring tape, and some other buttons and trims (some are not pictured). Isn't that a cute way to put it all together? Can you tell what the recipiants favorite colors are?
I also crocheted up some veggies and a market bag. Pretend food is so much fun to play with (real food is too for that matter).
I purchased the patterns here some time ago.
So, off they shipped yesterday. As much as I enjoyed creating all of it...I still felt a bit nervous as I shipped it out yesterday. Hope she likes it!