Anyway, I needed to get motivated... this weekend is my niece's birthday and I wanted to come up with something great for her. I knew she wanted earrings, and that's fine. I found a great set of six pairs for a rather modest sum... but I wanted to do more. She is a girl after all, and I have very few of those to make things for... so to my yarn/idea basket I went (yesterday, Friday... nothing like last minute :-).
Here's what I came up with:
It is the cutest little bag! Perfect or a notebook, colored pencils, books, and an electronic game! It cost me NOTHING! I had all the yarn, and the adorable fabric that I lined the bag with... plus I added some stiff fusible interfacing to give it a little body. The outer yarn is a really soft dark blue (if you can't tell)... and no, I have no idea of the details on it. I've had it for years and the wrapping is long since gone (as it is with the other colors!)
I am super pleased with how it came out... and already have tons of ideas for more of these sorts of bags! (Don't worry I will finish them :-).