A while ago, the amazingly awesome Craftster craftylittlemonkey was kind enough to send me a box full of great crafting supplies. In the box, among other wonderful treasures too wonderful for me to share, was a pile of charm squares just beggint o be turned into awesome things.
My daughter needed a new bag for school and other important 8 year old girl type things. She was roaming through my fabrics looking for something for me to use for her bag when she came across the charm squares. We started laying them out on the table and it took her about ten seconds to decide that she wanted a bag out of them. An hour later this is what she was carrying around proudly:
And some more, which show the back and inside too:
Did you happen to notice the cheesy, very obviously not professional denim strip serving as a strap? This happened because she a) wanted to make the strap herself and b) was too impatient to get to use her bag to wait for me to make a proper strap. She found the denim and tied it on the key rings that I'd already attached to the bag and announced that she was now a bag designer. I couldn't talk her out of the strap, and now, two weeks later, she has still not put the thing down for more than a few minutes at a time, so I can't complain!! (Also, try to ignore the big loose threads hanging all over. I'm on my way to clip them off as soon as I hit Post.)
Oh, and I don't know if it's obvious in the pics, but this bag is super simple - no zips, no snaps, no nothin'. It's also slouchier than I wanted it to be, but again, this is because the kiddo didn't want 'a stiff yucky feeling bag'. She wanted it to feel just like a blanket, and it does, although it's blanket with no stuffing or batting, lol.