Under the watchful eyes of her inspector, that is.
She's getting better at the sewing machine, having more control over the speed, particularly. So I don't have to hover quite so close (or hold my breath as much).
Had you noticed the ladybug colors weren't placed quite ladybug-like? Look below... this little purse has ears and whiskers!
Here it is, finished.
The face is the flap, and it fastens shut with velcro. This is what it looks like when opened.
Below is our happy little seamstress holding her Izzy purse and giving you some size reference.
She did a fantastic job! All those little colored bits were appliqued on, very slowly and carefully, a stitch at a time. Talk about a way to get practice sewing curves! A couple pieces were glued on (e.g. the whiskers) because they were too small for stitching. I did the harder part of sewing the head onto the back because those ears had to be caught in that seam and lined up just right. The pupils in the eyes were drawn on with a marker.
I know Courtney is hoping for a good score when her project is judged for 4-H. She'll be taking it to the fair, and she said if she gets a ribbon, we can take another photo to show you here. So be prepared (a few weeks down the road)!