The instructions were easy to follow, the result is gorgeous (if I do say so myself) and the birthday girls reaction was priceless. She loved it. I especially like the little pink cheeks and the stitching between the eyes (which was probably my only struggle, how to get them even and placed exactly right).
I decided the bag alone wasn't much, so I made a felt make up set as well. I got the idea, again, from Pinterest which linked me to Gluesticks tutorial. I used this tutorial as a guide and then adapted my make up set to look how I wanted.
For the 'mirror' I used a grey marl wool felt, the 'foundation' was a beige and then just picked out random colours for the 'eye shadow'. The 'compact' closes (folds) while the 'brush' is stuffed which gives it a bit more stability and strength to withstand play.
All up, I was pretty pleased with how everything turned out and so was Miss E, although I may now need to make her younger sister a set to avoid arguments over it!