Saturday, February 21, 2009
for a friend
my friend benna turned six yesterday. i was her nanny when she was a wee one, back when she was just starting to talk, and now she is reading and she rides the school bus and i sort of can't believe how long it has been since we first met.
today she is hosting a make-your-own-sundae party, and i had so much fun making this crazy bag for her.
i mixed tons of vintage prints and raided my button collection.
i made sure to include some extra pockets, for various trinkets and treasures she might find along the way. two exterior pockets on the front, under the flap. two on the back (with a little madebyhank button in the middle), one on either side of the side panel (one in heart print, one in pink polka dots), and four big ones inside.
i topped it all off with bright pink piping and vintage floral print lining. and, of course, a matching pencil purse.
** my friend enzo also turned three yesterday, but i can't post photos of his birthday surprise just yet, just in case he happens to read my blog before i have the chance to deliver his gift. you know, because three-year-olds read blogs.
Posted by katie henry at 10:35 AM