For about 9 years, I have been volunteering as a wish granter for the Make A Wish Foundation. This has been such a rewarding experience. Today, I was able to marry the craft skills I have been building with my volunteer work and I am so happy with the results! I experienced such pure, simple joy personalizing this beach bag and sun hat. I can't wait to see this little girl's face when we deliver her wish at the end of the month!
This was such a simple project. I used my Cricut to weld three circles together to make the ears and then cut paper templates for the ears and the initials. I then traced that onto my Pellon WonderUnder and fused that to my fabrics. I used Peltex for the base to give the personalization plenty of structure; then layered my fabrics and used a heat transfer glitter T-shirt vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to create the initial. I cut a length of polka dot fabric for the band of the hat, gathering at quarter intervals and stitching the gathers. Then I hand stitched the initial patch to the front. I used a machine zigzag stitch to attach the initial patch to the beach bag.