Remember the Railroad Tote?
I made a not-quite-new-year resolution to sew things which would be practical and much-used - rather than fanciful things which get forgotten in wardrobes. It's been a success, I use my tote every day, and have moved on to making them for friends and family.
The only small glitch was with the one I made for my Dad - he didn't realise it was a gift and returned it, neatly folded, the following week.
("Awkward", muttered son#1.)
Lesson learned: presents need to look the part.
So when my daughter turned five, I made her a pretty bag, and wrapped it up with ribbons and sparkles
and bells and whistles.
She uses it all the time.
But then I signed up for the size 5 project and I had to make a dress as well...
It's for the sew-along on the Oliver+S blog - is that a good enough excuse for a little bit fanciful sewing?