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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Another story book bag...

Because I was taking a pile of presents up to the Sunshine Coast for the new baby great nephew, I decided on Monday that I should make something for Lucy. She loves books so a story book bag seemed like the way to go.
The book that I chose was one that was a favourite of my Early Childhood classes...the (imaginary) hippo does all the things that the little girl is not allowed to do, like eating cake whenever he wants to and sloshing water instead of bathing etc...




The fabrics for the bag were in my stash.



To help tell the story I had a 'cake' to put in the bag.


It's a pin cushion actually...minus the pins of course :-)


And to also help with the story-telling I had been lucky enough to find a soft rubber hippo in the local Toy World shop.




And before we came home yesterday, I took the chance to read the book to Lucy...

Lucy's mum said my gift was a 'hit' :-)

6 comments:

creations.1 said...

Such a beautiful present - sure to become a keepsake!

shez said...

such a thoughtful present Maria,well done.xx

Melody said...

What a brilliant gift.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a gorgeous idea.... Lucky little girl.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Dear Maria, I enjoyed too much with your hippo post :))
Lucy looks so very cute as well as the book you gifted.

Well done and thank you for sharing your stories with us.
Hugs and kisses

Darjeeling Darlings said...

Loved that book when I was little.
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