It's very pink

As predicted, life for me at the moment is pretty much work, study, cook and clean just enough to keep myself alive, sleep, and repeat. But it’s worth it – I’m loving the course, and if I can get myself a wee bit ahead on the study now, it means I can take a couple of weeks off for the convention in April without getting too far behind.
I took a break from studying this afternoon though to finish off making a birthday present for a certain pink- and purple-loving child in my life who’s about to turn 5 and start school.


(Sorry about the terrible lighting – I really should have waited until morning to take the photos…)
Just ignore the sewing on the binding – my excuse is I had to put in quite a thick layer of card between the fabric and wadding so that the folder would stay flat when I stretched the elastic to put things in, which made it a bit tricky to sew along the sides of it (though your walking foot definitely made it a lot easier, DancingStar).  Plus I was kind of in a hurry, having only allowed myself a few hours to finish it off. But I’m sure she’ll only see the pretty colours and pay no attention at all to the quality.
I had loads of fun finding pink and purple stationery to fill it with (yes, Lytteltonwitch, that is the book eraser you sent me – the colour and size were totally perfect, so I decided I had to sacrifice it to the project – sorry!) – the only thing I couldn’t find in pink or purple was the ruler.
Normally I would have blurred out the name on the front, but I couldn’t bring myself to (so please, evil people of the internet, don’t stalk her, or whatever it is that evil people of the internet do when they find out a child’s name). I’m just too proud of it, so I had to show off my work – that there is my first ever attempt at creating a paper-piecing pattern. Not *quite* up to Tartankiwi’s level, but I’m pretty pleased with myself for figuring it out! (I won’t mention the time I had to unpick the Y because I put it on the wrong side of the L…)

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