What was supposed to be a quick project has taken me all morning! But, I have had fun doing it.
I was asked to make a little girl a bag for her ballet clobber, so found a cute picture of Angelina Mouse in her ballet kit.
An aside: If you have a little girl in your life, Angelina books are a MUST. The illustrations alone make them special, but the stories are sweet too.
Anyway, I popped over to my AMAZING Generations software and using my new toy - a WACOM Intuos drawing tablet - to convert my drawing of Angelina into stitches. Drawing with a pen is sooo much easier than drawing with a mouse!!
Then added this to a patchwork of pretty fabrics that would make the focus fabric of the bag.
I used waterproof fabric at the base of the backpack - just in case! Who wants soggy ballet slippers :)
Here it is...
The drawstring gathers the bag up to be carried on your back & prevents things dropping out - even if cartwheels are involved ;) Easy for little ones to carry themselves & the top opens up completely, making it easy to get clobber in & out. Perfect for little budding ballerinas!