birthday bag

handmade birthday bagmy niece had a birthday party yesterday and we bought her two cute books :: "utterly me, clarice bean" and "the girls' doodle book" {one of my favorites for creativity}. at the last minute i decided to make a cute tote bag for her to put her books in. my girls helped pick out the fabrics, and emmie sat beside me every step of the way. she witnessed a lot of mistakes, cause i haven't used my sewing machine in months.  but man, did it feel good to play around with my fabrics again.