Backpack for Joshua and a Skirt Tease
I meant to post this earlier, but Steve has been holding the camera hostage at work for the past several days. This is a cute toddler backpack that I made for our friend Joshua’s first birthday. He’s probably a little too little to wear it, but I figured that he’ll be ready to stuff it full of cars and dinosaurs soon enough. I actually found the pattern on Indie Tutes while I was researching skirt tutorials. It is a free pattern (although she does take donations, if you are so inclined). I liked it because it doesn’t have a zipper, which is something that requires finer motor skills than most one-year-olds have. I did use a tiny piece of velcro to keep it shut, though, but most toddlers can manage that. The stuffed toy is from IKEA. Love IKEA kids’ stuff!
And, I can’t do a post without talking about the skirt challenge! Here is a little tease of the fabrics I am using for my first skirt. It is almost done, but I think I’m going to have to line it and put in a zipper–off to JoAnn’s today!