Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yet another Owlie :)

 I have to say that I absolutely love that all the children at our church call me "Nana" :)
I feel like a get to have an extra helping of grandchildren :)
It's like an extra scoop of your favorite ice cream....who's gonna say "No" to that?

 Until recently, there was an entire herd of little boys at church (most of them are my grandsons) and little Miss Natalia was the only girl in the sea of testosterone! But you don't have to worry about this little beauty......she can definitely hold her own :)
It's hard to believe that she is going to be 2 years old. She has such a fun personality and she loves being a girl. She loves her dollies and she loves having a purse. I wanted to make something fun for her birthday and when I saw this adorable Owl Zipper Purse pattern in the Quilts & More magazine (Winter 2010 - got it on clearance) I knew it would be perfect! The pattern is actually made for adults, but instead of buttons for the eyes, I stitched on felt eyes and beak and I made the strap way shorter to make it more toddler friendly.
It's a super fun project to sew and I learned a new technique as well! I'll be making more of these for the shop, some with Owlie faces and some without. Makes a great cross body bag for carrying just a few items like cash or credit cards when you go shopping and don't want to carry your full sized purse. And the zipper keeps everything nice and safe :) 


That reminds me.....I need to order more zippers..........

21 comments:

  1. Too cute. Can I be a granddaughter too!
    I have made so many of your zipper bags I am going broke getting zippers, do you have a great place to get them.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  2. Karen, the purse is absolutely Natalia :-)! She will absolutely LOVE it :-)! Will you please put one in your Esty shop that looks like it was made for Kyleah?

    You do great work :-)!

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  3. What new technique?
    Lucky little girl!

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  4. It's soooooo cute! I actually squeeled when I saw it! Lucky little girl! :)

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  5. p.s. please check out my new blog... www.sewinglyalong.blogspot.com You inspired me! Thanks! :)

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  6. You have yourself a future sale! My daughter loves it and wants to order one. No surprise there, you know she loves owls! When you're ready to make more let me know, we definitely need one! Super cute!

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  7. What a cute bag! How sweet that you are Nana to so many!

    LaDonna

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  8. Hey, Karen...I tried to reply to your comment but you're a no-reply blogger! When did that happen?!

    LaDonna

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  9. WHOOOoooot! Too Cuttttte!

    Very sweet and "wise looking" bird you made there :D

    Visiting from Ladybird Ln- Weekend Show Off Party,
    ~Suzanne in Illinois

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  10. Could this be any cuter? My goodness, that is one lucky little girl, and I think she just might like the sea of boys someday!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  11. This is so stinkin cute! Thanks for coming to link up at the Weekend Wow Me party! Hope to see you next weekend!

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  12. I love it...so sweet! Very cute. Lucky granddaughter! I love the girly colors, too.

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  13. Oh my gosh, that is SO cute! I can't get over it!

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  14. That little purse is sooooo stinkin' cute! I pinned it to my pinterest board exclusively reserved for owl crafts. (Im obsessed!)

    I also enjoyed your other owl projects. You have an eye for mixing prints--I like that!

    Your newest follower,
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

    P.S. I'm invovled in a quilted pillow challenge. I think with your skills, you'd be perfect for it. You can find out more about it at http://www.sewlavie.com/p/welcome-to-retro-pillow-challenge.html

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  15. So ADORABLE! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

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  16. How cute! I actually have that magazine too!

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  17. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party! You've been featured, so make sure you stop by and grab a brag button: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/hodge-podge-of-awesomeness-tuesday.html
    I hope to see you again this week!
    ~Macy

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