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Preteen gift in under an hour

My niece just turned 13 and is showing an interest in makeup. As one of the only makeup wearing women in our family I knew exactly what I wanted to make Alsasha for her birthday. A makeup bag!
It is made entirely of fabric from my fabric scraps. I used a piece of home decor fabric for the outside and lined the inside with an orange cotton, sandwiched between the layers is cotton batting and a vintage button from my collection adds that final sparkle that the bag needed. I then filled it with some eyeshadow that I knew she would like.
I got that "your the coolest aunt ever" smile after she opened it...priceless!


Anonymous said...

Yes that smile was priceless!

a friend to knit with said...

oh to get that smile!
you did great!
everyone needs an aunt like you!!


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