My friend and fellow Aquarius, Emma, turns 5 today and is celebrating with a cat themed birthday. Sadly, I couldn't make the trip to Virginia but I thought I would send along a gift in keeping with the theme. The tote is corduroy with a calico lining and the applique is wool with faux fur accents. I used an old "Lizzy McGuire" pattern for the basic size so it is scaled appropriately for my young friend.
As you can see my assistant was very involved in the design process.