A friend of ours is turning 11. Pre-teens are tough to craft for, they aren't little kids anymore, but they aren't teens either! so I made the water bottle carrier from Mr Funky Super Crochet Wonderful in Paton's Astra to get a wacky rainbow effect. (love that book!) the little silver charm is a sun,with the inscription "made with a smile". the buttons are sunflowers.
Then, I crocheted a candy corn potholder using a pattern from crochetpatterncentral. I glued it to a plain canvas bag with my hot glue gun. then I glued this cute candy corn ribbon onto the handles for trim. voila! a gift bag!
then I tied a card on with some crazy eyelash yarn.
We gave it to Rosy this morning- and she loved it! she is taking the water bottle carrier directly to school. and she wants me to teach her how to crochet!