One of Nik’s current tennis players was one of my very first students, in 2005. She was in 6th grade and I was a first-year teacher. She, blessedly, was quiet and studious and didn’t cause me any trouble (unlike a few others in her class). This year, she is turning 18 and invited us to come to her birthday party. EIGHTEEN!!!! That makes me old! Normally, I wouldn’t have made a present for one of Nik’s players (because I would never have time) but K is special to me and so, I decided to make her this little bag – from this great tutorial from Noodlehead. I figure it’s the least I can do to thank her for putting up with that crazy class and all my new teacher mistakes!
I had such fun choosing these fabrics, all of which I had in my stash. I lined it with a red polka dot and added a light-yellow pocket, just for fun.
Here’s Ellie with the bag, to give you a little perspective on its size.
And here’s the little thief in action.
See that mischievous glint in her eyes? 🙂 I wish you could have heard her laughing!
This was a one-nap project (plus about 20 minutes last night). I will definitely be making more of these!
And yes, I’m finally almost finished with my banner for church – finished enough that I felt like I could take the time to sew something else.