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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ben Loves Shayna

My darling granddaughter loves her horse Ben and, of course, Ben loves Shayna!

This little zip bag was fashioned for Shayna to contain "Birthday Dollars" after taking a class from my sewing instructor and friend, Judy Dantz, at Sew From the Heart.  

The design is machine embroidered with my Bernina on white felt and quilted with free motion quilting (also taught by Judy).  (I designed the horse to look like Ben who is an appaloosa.) I realized, of course, that white would not endure much handling by a 9 year old girl so I assembled it encased in vinyl.

Shayna loves Ben and she loved her "Ben Loves Shayna" purse -- and, I don't think she minded what was inside the zipper.

Another fun project with a very happy ending.

my hand


jdqltr said...

Love the bag! What a keepsake. Good job,

Kristine said...

Oh wow, what a super sweet project!! What li'l girl wouldn't go crazy over this!! My mom has an embroidery sewing machine ~ I'm a li'l envious, heehee. Love the inside pattern of the li'l purse too. Great job! Thanks for sharing this. And thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog pertaining SSiC too! I'm sorry the timing is such that you had just come back and we're just taking a leave but I'm hoping to some day come back to it. Pop in any time to leave a comment ~ we'll try to respond to each one :) Wishing you a blessed Christmas season theneon! :)