We have friends with a new baby, a baby sister for their adorable Charlotte. While I was musing aloud about what to make for her birth present, Maggie suggested I think about something that would be fun for both of them, something to cherish beyond the baby years. When Maggie and Erin were little I made a bunny hutch with bunnies inside a fabric cottage. She remembers it as so much fun to carry around and play with. She thought a little farm would be a good idea.
Oh, me too!
So here it is, Maggie's Farm :: a stitchable tote bag with eight little farm animals inside.
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I designed and made it with you in mind too. The PDF is over in my shop now.
Inside the barn tote, there is a horse (which could also be a donkey), a cow, a sheep, a pig, a duck, a rabbit, a rooster and a hen with two chicks. All finished up. So sweet! I'm sending it off today though I'll be sorry to see it go. Yes, it's pretty much fun to play with.
Today is my late father's birthday, just after mine. He taught us to love the country, farms, their animals and creative play. Our own farmgirl, Maggie's clever idea came straight from those long ago lessons. Dad would like this. Very much.
I hope they will too.