This looks like an ordinary bright coloured bag, but in fact it is a house! For a bird!

I use this bag for the stuff I use at my volunteers work. Once a week I read to children to increase their dutch vocabulary.
Thruth is, I don't like children that much. I love childrens things, but children... meh.
Then why do I do it? Because I believe it's good for them and it has to be done.
Also it gives me the opportunity to make nice childrens things, like this bag, with it's inhabitant CoocooLulu.

As you can see, this bag has a tree on it and there is a hole in the tree where there is room for a small toy. 
Making a bag isn't that difficult, but getting the hole right can be!
However, if you get the order right, it's not that hard. Shall we begin then?

Step 1: What We Need

We'll need:

- Brightly coloured pieces of fleece
- a piece of canvas for the lining
- scissors
- pins
- a chopstick
- a sewingmachine

Fleece has it's pro's and con's.
pro: it comes in bright colours, it's soft and it doesn't fray.
con: it stretches, so it can't support the weight of the books I'm going to put in. That's why I'm using a canvas lining.
That is really cute :) Did you make that bird? What does the other side of the bag look like?
I made the bird some weeks ago, the kids love it, but it has lost it's eyes several times now... :s <br>good point! I'll see if I can take another picture. (nothing spectacular really, just a cloud and a sun)
This is adorable! It is not ust a book bag, it's soft sculpture!
that it is :) soft sculptures are my specialty. Thanks for the compliment!

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Bio: Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Breda in 2012. Couldn't have done it without my trustworthy sewingmachine and a never ceasing need ... More »
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