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I know what you're thinking. But no, you cannot have either of these bags. Sadie would have a conniption. She adores her owl bag. Can you blame her? Look at those adorable goo-goo eyes. Sadie's is the one on the right, the other bag was for her little friend's birthday present. The moment I spotted this adorable pattern, I knew I had to make one. It's from the lovely shop, Pattern Play.
They have many other adorable patterns like these Zoo Friends toy balls. Have you ever seen such cuteness? Honestly, it shouldn't be legal, how cute these are.
A few of the other patterns that caught my eye were the Preschool backpack (eek Sadie is going to be starting that sometime soon, huh?... hmm...preschool I mean, not sewing backpacks)
and the pattern for these soft and stackable rings. AWEsome. I wish I'd seen this before I bought the plastic ones.
Still...those owl eyes get me every time. WHO (I'll wait...) says owls are overdone? I still love 'em!
And it's a pretty large bag! Here's a pic with Sadie to show how it compares. I'm thinking it will be a good size to carry her quiet toys to church in. Hope no one minds an owl-y bag staring at them from the next pew over.
The only things I did differently for this pattern were adding magnetic snaps instead of ribbon ties, and shortening the strap to better fit Sadie. (still big, but she'll grow into it) The pattern and instructions were flawless. I was never once confused. (THAT my friends, means it's a good pattern, yes even I get confused with patterns...hence making up my own!) Oh, and that main stripey fabric on Sadie's bag is by Mo Bedell from Bluehill Fabrics, and called Party Dress in Drip Stripe. I got it from my sponsor, Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops, it looks like she's out though, I must have cleaned her out, lol. Love this fabric! (I found it in a couple places when I googled it.) The other fabrics are from Hobby Lobby, Joann, Amy Butler, my scrap bin...
How would you like your own copy of this adorable pattern to make your own owl bag? Or the chance to choose a favorite pattern of your own from her shop?
Take a look around her Etsy shop, come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me what pattern you'd choose if you won! That's it! ALso PLEASE oh please oh please leave your email address in the comment also so I can contact you!
She would also like to offer 20% off purchases through July 15th from her shop! Use the code CisNoptional20 for this awesome deal. :D
I'll choose a winner Friday night, July 1st. Good luck!