Some time ago I made a belated gift, a drawstring bag of the personal kind filled with goodies.
The bag was a collaboration with my 5 year old as it featured the cover of a small book she made last autumn.
The book is part of the "Spookie" series and tells the tale of the birthday of Spookie the little ghost. Hence the present and giant fire works next to him and his pet bat. The writing that is on there is by the same 5 year old hand and needed little to none guidance from spelling adults.
I just love how she spaced the text around Spookie... but that's my bias opinion of course. Cause let's face it, all my children do is of the fabulous kind. Ahum. Ahum.
Anyhow, I scanned the picture and then printed it out on a sheet of fabric. Using a small zigzag with little to no inter spacing I sewed the print onto the fabric destined for the bag. Above the picture I created a small birthday banner by doing some machine applique.
The bag is big enough to hold A4 folders and has a neutral yet personal feel to it. Just as I was aiming for. And to top it all of, the recipient liked it.
It's a fun way of putting some of the kid's art work in daily use so I'm thinking about other projects which could feature printed out drawings.