Friday, 24 January 2014

Unicorns I love them. Uni uni uni Unicorn.

A few months back, I shared the Tale of the Unicorn – a short compelling story of the love between mother and daughter and a child’s heart’s desire for a real pink unicorn. Or more briefly – the reason I designed a paper pieced unicorn block ;)


So the block was made. The child was happy. But the mother was not. A stray orphan unicorn block floating about the sewing nook.. it’s just not on. So it was time to do something to remedy the situation. So a bag was made!

Unicorn paper pieced bag

Similarly to the unicorn block sewing scenario, the making of this bag was closely supervised. Just in case I decided to do something weird with it – like you know, not make it pink.

Is it finished yet Mummy

I hope you can imagine the audio that goes with the above photo. It sounds like “Is it done yet? Now? Mummy, is my bag done? Mummy? Mummy, mummy is it finished? Now? Now is it done? Mummy? Mummy? Answer me Mummy!”. And so on and so forth. Thank goodness that the bag was a quick make. I’m not sure my nerves would have taken much more. It’s pretty much just like the “Are we there yet?” game. But not so fun.

So pink border, pink backing, pink straps. The inside is pink toned but not entirely pink. It does however feature a cute squirrel on a mushroom. Nearly as good as a unicorn. I had planned unicorn fabric inside but.. my stash ate it. Fortunately Little Miss doesn’t care so long as the unicorn is on the front.


Squirrel lining

I’m pretty sure Little Miss is happy with the bag. Considering she took off with it before I had time to take photos, fell asleep cuddling it, and insisted it come shopping with us yesterday. Complete with a toy unicorn inside.

Unicorn girl

So at long last.. a conclusion to the tale of the pink unicorn – and it ends like this:

And they all lived happily ever after. 

(Well until the unicorn phase is over and something else replaces it, then we’re right back to the drawing board all over again. Fingers crossed I have a few months before then at least. If you have a unicorn obsessed kidlet, you can find the pattern in my Craftsy shop Smile )

Your turn! What paper piecing mischief have you been up to this week?

23 comments:

  1. Haha I have little Agnes singing in my head now! Yay for happy Unicorn bag loving girls - adorable :)

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  2. I bet she is one happy little kiddo at the moment :)

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  3. Love the ending to The Tale of the Unicorn! The bag is adorable.

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  4. I always love a 'happily ever after tale'! We recently watched 'Despicable Me' - I always think of the youngest little girl whenever I see a unicorn ("It's so fluffy!"). I just used the same fabric that you chose for the lining! Cute fabric.

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  5. EEkkkkk - It's so fluffy!!!!! LOL
    This turned out gorgeous. Love what little Miss did keeping an eye on you!

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  6. Love it! In my craft room clean up today I found some pink unicorn stickers for Miss Lulu.

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  7. so cute!!! i love the unicorn bag but i think the squirrel on the mushroom stole the show ;)

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  8. That is too cute! My niece loves unicorns...maybe I should learn to paper piece.

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  9. You're such a great mum! Why is it that kids start asking if it's done as soon as you tell them you're making something?! That last picture is adorable!

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  10. I'm glad it ended up with happy end :-) Cute pics.

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  11. A fantastic make, my niece is obsessed with unicorns, and it's her birthday next weekend, maybe if I get time next week i might make her a little something using your fab pattern...

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  12. Ha ha ha! I love this post from the title down. Very funny! Hopefully it will be more than just a few months before you have to invent something for the next craze!

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  13. That is adorable. What a sweetie!

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  14. Methinks the pink lady has you twisted around her little pink finger!

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  15. Awww . The pink unicorn tote is a delight... and best of all, makes your daughter happy! It is very sweet! (Aren't you glad she likes sweet colors ?!)

    Susie

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  16. Awwww, your daughter is very, very lucky. And now I have the unicorn song stuck in my head. =/

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  17. She is such a dream! How fun to be able to make this for her.

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  18. What a cutie! And the unicorn bag is cute, too.

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  19. Well done kidlet, great choice, and well done mum, great make!

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  20. I love a story that ends happily ever after!
    Your daughter will always remember that her mom made her a unicorn bag and how happy it made her.

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