While the kids are at school, mummy gets her craft on.


I picked up the plain green, ready-made felt bag in the clearance section of (I think it was) Michaels quite a few months ago for 50 cents. 

Marisol is an avid collector of bags (a trait she obtained from me) … something that daddy is not happy about, especially when she goes from 50 cent bags to $500 bags in the years to come.

The plain green bag needed to be prettied up a little.

So armed with:

  • the green bag
  • a pink fat quarter
  • white felt
  • embroidery thread
  • a needle
  • black fabric paint
  • and a paintbrush

I set to work.


I did a rough sketch of what I wanted to put on the bag.


I cut out a template and then used a fabric pen to draw the outline onto the fat quarter and felt before cutting.


Then I hand stitched the bird and her pretty wing onto the bag. 


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threeundertwo August 31, 2009 - 5:00 pm

So cute! I have a daughter who is a bag collector too. And theyre all full, of who-knows-what.

Karin August 31, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Thats a cute bag. I love the bright green, its fun! I bet she was very happy coming home to this surprise!

Amy {Mom Spark/Mom Made That!} August 31, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Cute! I thought it was a twitter bag at first. lol

Tamara Mitchell August 31, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Super cute!

MyLinda September 1, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Simple and beautiful!

Sharlene September 3, 2009 - 5:00 pm

So cute! I would look at a 50 cent felt bag and think its just crap but then you get ahold of it and make it into something fab. Its really a talent.

Kathy September 5, 2009 - 5:00 pm

It has been a while since I have been blogging and loved catching up!! Stop by and catch up with me….Kathy

Michelle Hutchison September 7, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Looks Great – I am going to make one

Jenny Muller January 24, 2012 - 5:19 am

I love this, I’m going to make one for my daughter!


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