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.