It’s birthday week at our house this week! Miss O will be turning 4! We have a big joint birthday party planning this weekend (Mr. V’s bday is in September) but for the morning of O’s birthdate we will be having a fun pony playdate with a few of her girlfriends. I will be sharing her party details later this week, but first I wanted to share a pony themed gift I made for her.
Miss O is My Little Pony crazy these days! I already made pony dresses – see this post – for O and her girlfriends for the pony playdate, but I wanted to make her one pony themed gift. I was inspired by The Cottage Mama’s I Spy Fabric Matching game, she has a great tutorial giving the steps on how to make a matching game out of fabric. For Miss O’s pony matching game, I followed the Cottage Mama’s tutorial for the sizes of the fabric pieces – but then printed out 2 of each of 10 ponies onto printable cotton.
I cut out the ponies into squares/rectangles and then ironed them onto the fabric, making sure the same ponies went on the same fabric squares (it is a matching game after all!). To finish the “applique” I sewed a tighter zig zag around the edges of the printable cotton. Then finished up the squares following the tutorial. They turned out pretty cute!
Of course I just couldn’t leave it at that! The game pieces needed a home right! So I had to make a pony bag for them to live in. Knowing my daughter, this bag will also probably house some of the pony dolls themselves, so I made it large enough to accommodate whatever she wants to put in it. I went with a zipper pouch so it would be easier for her to open and close and added a handle to carry it around with.
I found the My Little Pony ribbon on etsy and made the bag to match her Rainbow Dash dress.