On Sunday, as I had nipped into Walmart - it dawned on me that Maddy had been invited to a birthday party that afternoon and I did not have a gift for the 8 year old birthday girl.
Rather than pick up a Zoobles or similar toy - that really only get played with for 10 minutes after the box is open, I nabbed some art supplies and went home to whip up a monogrammed art bag.
The Birthday Girl, like Maddy - is very into her art.
After personalising a pocket to go on the bag, I decided to keep going and make a book cover to go on the sketchbook...
and then (with 20 minutes to spare) I whipped up a real quick 'paintbrush holder'
I was told that the recipient loved her gift...and now my little lady wants all of it too, ready to take on vacation!