Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pixie Dust

A lovely little red-haired girl we know recently had a birthday.  I wasn't quite sure what to get for her until her aunt mentioned that she likes Tinkerbell and carrying purses around the house.  So I combined those two things together and made her a Tinkerbell purse.  It's basically a rectangular tote with a squared-off bottom.  I was really happy with the way it came out and will definitely think about using this idea again for other little girl birthdays.  For all the supplies I went to Joann's.  The sparkly green fabric was in the "prom dress" section and worked perfectly.  I was very lucky and found the green and hot pink flower trim to add a little extra color and texture.  The icing on the cake was the iron-on Tinkerbell patch.  I used the glue gun to make sure that it didn't come off, though.  

And since it's been very cold and snowy around these parts, I knit up a little hat to go along with the purse.
She'll be the only toddler in town with a "ladies who lunch" look about her.  


The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

I love the hat! Absolutely wonderful ;)

Heide said...

Adorable purse. What is the name of this hat pattern and where did you find it? I really want to make several of these. Your blog is wonderful and I'm drooling over your spinning wheel.

Kathleen said...

Mr. Puffy & Heidi,

Thanks for the kind words about my hat. I made it up as I was going along and I'm now trying to redo it to write it up. I'll probably have it ready to try out in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to test knit the pattern, just email me at williamsfajardo@yahoo.com. I'll provide the pattern and the yarn.