One of my friends has two darling daughters. They took them to the library last weekend and came home with 24 books! She said she has to dig out a giant beach bag when they go. I remember having a bag for all my library books. I had to keep them in there unless I was reading them and if I wanted to go again they all had to be back in the bag, ready to go.
So, I whipped them up some personalized library bags.
4 different fabrics, 1/4 yard each
Matching thread for the *scary* sewing machine
(not sure what the computer did to my pic there...)
I cut out my fabric into little triangles for bunting to be sewed along the top of the bags. Once I had those pinned on, I faced the sewing machine. I had to rip out a few stitches (this is my first project using a sewing machine and it won most of our battles), but I got them all sewn on with fuschia thread.
Next, I stamped on their precious names using rubber stamps and fabric paint.
Originally, that was the entire plan. Some bunting, a name, and I'd be done. It just didn't look finished. I didn't know what to do besides post it to the "craft fail" blog. My friend Magan (check her out at http://www.curlyhairedandcrafty.blogspot.com/) suggested I paint little stick figures of the girls.
I drew both sisters on the bag using fabric paint and a dull pencil. My paintbrushes weren't working out, so I had to dip the pencil in the paint and draw my smiling, reading chicas.
Last night I took them over to the girls. Miss Emerson got her library books and loaded it up. Then she proceeded to get her baby in a stroller, have Ella get her "keys" and they headed to the library (or kitchen if you're being particular).