We have spent the Christmas holidays at my parent's house. My mum was appalled to find my daughter sleeping in my son's sleeping bag. She didn't have a choice, it was either that or some secondhand bag's from my friends son! They weren't too boyish, but not entirely girly either. Atleast that gave me a project to work on while I was on holiday's.
I got to rumage through mum's scrap material box which was fun in itself. There were scraps of material in there from dresses I remember when I was little.
And it gave me an excuse to use mum's new "special" sewing machine. I found a gorgeous "Sunbonnet Sue" picture on the internet, loaded it into her machine and hey presto it proceeded to embroide it onto the new sleeping bag. The thread, although not the cheapest on the market, wasn't the most expensive either, so unfortunately it did break quite a lot, so I felt like I was changing the thread over and over and over again. Lucky the "special" machine threaded the needle itself just by touching a button. Got to love technology!
A VERY special mention must go to the button fastening the neck together at the back...it was my daughters GREAT GREAT Grandmother's! In her will, apart from a gorgeous Cheval mirror and $100, she also left my mum a box full of buttons! A large selection of one off's, some new, some just cut off old shirts and trousers. How funny! But I absolutely love the fact that something from so long ago is being worn by my daughter. Beautiful.
A frill on the bottom and my daughter now has a beautiful sleeping bag fit for any princess!