Although I would love to make the princess and the pea on the cover, I first need to source a little doll's bed. In the meantime, the princess make-up bag was an essential. I did change it up a bit though - I decided to add interfacing, and change the construction of the purse so that the zip was fully hidden. I also made it a smidgen bigger - which is relative, because it's still tiny.
The exterior is a cute butterfly fabric I snaffled in a de-stash recently. I used some hot pink Kaffe fabric for the lining, and a matching hot pink zip. I also thought it was a good opportunity to use one of my little crocheted violets, made following a craft day at Spotlight one Saturday morning last month.
I added some little notions to the inside, because this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a pay-it-forward project finished. I have three to do after signing up with Renee at Quilts of a Feather earlier this year. Although it's not in the photo, there was also some teeny Whittaker's Easter chocolate and a wee manicure set that was too cute to leave at the shop.
And in case you were wondering what I was given in my pay it forward gift, here it is. Renee did the most amazing paper pieced feather. I would sooooo love to do a whole quilt of these. That can go on my quilting bucket list! She also made a gorgeous little zipper pouch for Princess, which has been swiped and filled with (even more) little treasures. Lucky monkey.
I ummed and ahhhed about whether to take it to work or not. In the end it has been put in pride of place on the china cupboard in the entrance way. It even matches the art work we have on the wall. It was meant to be!
I will be linking up this week to Show and Tell, Needle and Thread Thursday and Crazy Mom Quilts. Howdy visitors!