This zippered pouch was made as a gift for a little girl I know through the bible study I attend weekly. This little girl, whom William played with in the nursery, was recently diagnosed with a very serious illness, and is undergoing treatment at the hospital. This news absolutely broke my heart. I know what it is to have a child in the hospital long-term, to second guess every decision you have ever made regarding this child, and to be just generally overwhelmed and distraught. I also know what it is to have hope though, and to have people rally around in support and prayer, and this is what is happening now.
I didn’t know what to do for this little girl and her family, but I wanted her to feel special and loved. I think handmade gifts are especially nice to receive, and since this is my forte, I decided to make her a small personalized bag and fill it with some activities she can do at the hospital and some personal care items. I included some crayons and a colouring and sticker activity book, more stickers and some lip balm and hand cream for the dry hospital. I hope it brings her and her family comfort to know that she is loved.
The letters were constructed using the My First Alphabet pattern by Diane Bohn, which I purchased on Etsy and immediately got to printing and piecing. I have had my eye on this pattern for a while and it was an easy decision to purchase. The curved letters do take a while to piece, but it’s time well spent as they look amazing compared to other patterns which settle on boxy letters. The fabrics were all pulled from my stash, and I absolutely love the floral print by Jeni Baker.
Let’s hope the rest of the week can be focused on happier things.