Tessie Fay

Why Hello!

I'm Tessie Fay. I'm a water color artist and surface pattern designer. My patterns and artwork are for color loving women who want to create joyful homes with a touch of modern femininity.

Embellished Dance Bag

Embellished Dance Bag

A few weeks ago Emma started her first dance class and she needed a bag to keep her shoes inside.   I thought about making one from scratch, but then I found this great little bag at Target on clearance for $4!

So instead of starting from scratch, I just added a few embellishments to make it pretty.

Here is the before and after...

I began by lightly writing her name on the bag with pencil.  Next I used white DMC floss to embroider her name.  I used a simple stitch called a back stitch.  If you have never used a back stitch, you can find a tutorial


.  I promise it's easy.

After her name was finished, I started on the little polka dot scarf.

Here are the simple steps...

After I finished top stitching, I tied the scarf around the handle and added a couple of quick stitches to keep the scarf in the right position.

And that's it.

 A cute little bag all her own.

That definitely won't get lost in the crowd.

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Greek Key Euro Sham

Greek Key Euro Sham