Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Emily's Portable Pony Stable


In addition to all things Bunny, Kate is into My Little Ponies at the moment. Emily saved up her allowance and bought these beanie baby ponies for Kate for Christmas. 

And then she came home and said she wished she could make a bag to hold them. And we imagined Kate putting all her ponies to bed and brainstormed a tote that could do both. We got out the kid machine and Emily sewed away.

She sewed 24 corner darts to make these little sleeping bag-and-pillow sets

that are roomy enough 

to accommodate their respective color-coordinated Pony,

stitched to a big mat with handles.

The other side is plain, 

with a button

so it can be folded in half

and rolled into a tote.

She was very proud to put her label on it.

We can't wait for Kate to see it!

This was a joint project, incidentally - while Emily is independent at the sewing machine, she doesn't draft or do layouts and she isn't allowed to use the iron. So I did the measuring, cutting, pressing and pinning/basting while she did all the stitching. Up next is a slouch bag she sewed for Jenna - all curved seams and cuteness. 


22 comments:

  1. That's amazing!
    Congratulations, Emily, it's beautiful, I'm sure Kate will love it! =D

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  2. Awww. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. The ponies look so snuggly and ready for bed.

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  3. Love it! but they're all upsidown! :)

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  4. Aww... how cool is that! Super sewing job! And what a great sister she is... I bet Kate will be thrilled!

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  5. That is real sisterly love, and such a gigantic effort should gather a significant amount of praise! It is a beautiful project, very beautifully done!

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  6. What lucky girls to have you for a mom.

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  7. That is amazing. What a terrific sewing effort.

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  8. Oh wow. What a thoughtful and clever gift!

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  9. Incredible! I don't even have the patience to do that...even if I were to have someone do the prep work for me :)

    Your girls are well on their way to becoming Renaissance women who know how to do everything. Way to go!!

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  10. totally awesome! beautiful sewing and SUCH a thoughtful and loving gift. just perfect :)

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  11. That is great ! Kate will love it, and you must be really proud !

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  12. What a wonderful gift for Kate to receive from her generous big sister! Very, very sweet!

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  13. That's so awesome -- I love the whole project and that she has her own label! Emily is a wonderful sister! :)

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  14. What a great big sister! Can't wait to see if any of my kids will sew with me...

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  15. Es un precioso regalo!!! Me encanta!!!

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  16. That 5th image is just about the cutest thing since Bunny! Emily is a star!
    When I was little, my most magical Christmas gifts were the ones given to me by my brother, who was 2 years older than me. Thank you for reminding me! :)

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  17. This is really impressive, even the non sewing members of our household think this is a brilliant idea.
    Bet Kate will love it, I might have to make one of these for my Kate!

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  18. This is so amazing, I'm almost speachless! You have truely fantastic kids.

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  19. My Emily is now 18 years old, she was also a Little Pony player. I know for sure I had to make one for her. So nice!!!

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