One of the things Lexi wanted for Christmas
was a pink sparring gear bag
(to share with Lily)
To be honest,
I was a little surprised.
I would have thought she'd want pink gear.
all she wanted was a pink bag
to carry the gear she already has.
Brandon was going to buy her one.
But a few weeks before Christmas,
I was shopping at Hobby Lobby,
and of course,
walked through the fabric section,
and saw this owl fabric
that I knew Lexi would love,
and a light-bulb went off.
What if, instead of Brandon giving her
he gave her a kit
to make her own bag??
He was on board with the idea,
so I ran with it.
One day while they were at TKD,
I prepped the kit,
adhering the fusible fleece
and cutting out the pocket,
and the corners,
and even putting snaps in a tiny bag,
so that all she had to do,
was start sewing.
I packaged it in a clear zipper pouch
that Craftsy uses for their fabric.
It was cute, but you'll have to trust me on that;
I forgot to take a picture of it.
She had the option of closing it with snaps,
or a zipper,
and true to form,
she choose the more difficult route.
She sewed it up a few days after Christmas,
in just one day.
The only thing I sewed was the zipper tab,
and I attached the straps and did the topstitching.
I probably should have just made her do those things, too,
but she was getting tired,
and she really wanted it finished,
and she didn't want wobbly stitches.
And hey - she didn't exactly ask for a kit anyways......