Me: "So, I wanted to make Violet something for her birthday."
V's Mama "Great!" (V's Mama is a graphic designer and photographer who makes the most amazing lamps)
Me: "I was thinking of this cool felt wand and crown set I saw on someone's blog"
V's Mama: "Cool. Although, I'm only saying this 'cause I make handmade and I know that you won't be offended, but Violet has an aunt who is a silversmith. She made her a crown. With actual jewels. Not sure a fabric one could compete. Is that rude to say??"
Me: "Not at all! Now I don't have to spend a day making something that will be relegated to toybox purgatory. Can you think of something else she'd like?"
V's Mama: "What about a purse? She's currently using a sad little easter bag to cart around her treasures."
I had seen a cute one on skip to my lou, which I later discovered was originally published on the Object Project. (Incidentally, a great website that uses everyday household items for pattern tracing . . in this case an open dvd case). So here it is . . .
Cute. Easy. Appropriate. And hopefully it will get some play time. My own nearly three year old saw it hanging on the door knob this am and promptly put the handles over her wrist and said "I'm going outside with my new purse." I may be making another soon!