Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Somebody said they saw me swinging the world by the tail
These little bags came about because I wanted to make something for my nephews and niece during my time off work. At 15 months, the twins love putting things into and out of bags. They've been playing recently with little paper gift bags.
Yes they look like mini handbags, and I took pleasure in making one for my nephew as well as my niece. They both like to carry their toys and books around. The two are quite different to each other in looks and personality, so the days of matching gifts are probably numbered - not that these are exactly matching.
Their three-and-a-half-year old big brother scored a wooden bead bracelet and a little pouch to keep it or other treasures in.
I had all the beads already (and a great many more besides). I remember when I bought those letter beads I took two packs knowing that when I came to use them to spell something, I might have trouble finding the letters I needed. And even with two packs, there was no 'E' - I ended up having to transform an 'F' using a fine black pen.