Friday, February 1, 2013

A different kind of loot bag - pencil cases!

My daughter's 5th birthday is coming up and now that she has started school and has friends, we've decided to have her first birthday party. She insisted on having a bowling party and picked out 10 friends to invite.

Mr Blue Calla and I discussed what we wanted to give instead of loot bags. We aren't huge fans of loot bags filled with items from the dollar store. (I've thrown out most of these items in the past so I really wanted to think of something the kids can use that is of course, handmade!) When my friend Lisa came by the other day to buy a bag from me, she also brought me some fabric remnants. Turns out she designed a fabulous Lego print and brought me 2 remnants large enough for a good sewing project. We were planning on giving some mini Lego figures instead of loot bags but then I got inspired by the Lego fabric to create some pencil cases to put the Lego figures in. Here is what I came up with:

If you'd like to order some Lego fabric of your own, here is a link to Lisa's Spoonflower page.

She also has a few other fantastic prints. I have a piece of the leaf lines fabric as well and it's pretty awesome.