Saturday, 16 April 2016

Pretty Flamingos

I live in a small town.  There aren’t massive shops. 

My youngest daughter was invited to a birthday party today.  We went shopping for a gift on Thursday night, and my daughter decided that as birthday girl was very keen on flamingos, we should buy her something with flamingos on it.

Did I mention we live in a small town with not many shops?  Yes, I did!

She is quite a forthright young lady and was fairly unimpressed with the lack of availability of flamingo products, so I did what all mothers who can sew and are suckers do.  I promised I’d make her something with a flamingo on it.

And here it is.  Freshly finished at 12.30 for a 2.00 pm party. No pressure.



It’s a carry bag.  For photo purposes I’ve tucked the straps inside.

The outcome of the emergency gift?  The birthday girl barely looked at it before throwing it on the pile of presents she had received.  In fairness, there was a lot happening and she is only eight.  I’m sure she’ll have some time later on to appreciate it. 

And, my daughter thinks I’m the best mother in the world, so I’ll take that as a win.

Have a lovely weekend.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Rosa! I asked the birthday girl today if she liked it and she said 'it's really beautiful' so that's great!

  2. Congrats on "pulling a rabbit out of a hat!" This is stunning, and your daughter will remember it 20 years from now! Bravo! The applique is beautifully done.

    1. Thank you :) They are both away for a few nights visiting their grandma (since 1.00 pm today) and I'm already missing them!

  3. You ARE the best mother in the world. It's a darling gift!