My stepdaughter (SD) has basically eschewed all things girly, especially girly-colored for almost as long as I have known her. When I was a tad bit churlish / naive / selfish, it used to bug me. Because I like girlie things, particularly colors. But now I correctly see this as just part of the tapestry being woven to make the spectacular person she is. Completely and totally unique and awesome.
There are a couple things I need to make her this November. She is at the top of my to-do sewing list. Most needed is a canvas bag. This year she downsized her school bag because the school was moving to books on iPad. (Sigh). Well there ended up being a TON of stuff still to carry around. So I coaxed her to let me make her a bigger bag.
This is the color combination we landed on. Not girlie at all – but very stylish. The pattern is “Plaid” by Ty Pennington – I will go with a navy canvas for the lining. And I used my The Kona Color Card of Many Hours of Frustration To Make to pick the perfect colors for accent colors – Glacier and Copen.
I will be making the Poolside Tote by Noodlehead. Definitely big enough, I think.
And then there is her quilt. She doesn’t want or need it, but I want to make it. There are some fabrics that are just her that I want to include in something for her. And she is always cold, so it isn’t like she won’t use a quilt.
This is the fabric stack – 60 different fabrics – mostly low volume with pops of orange, yellow, navy, green, and mint. Woot. I will power through the bag so that I can move to this pile of joy.