Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to school

It's getting very near that time of year, again. 2 weeks from today, the boys will be heading back to school. One of my favorite things to do to prepare for back to school is to go out and shop for the junk. Although, i don't always enjoy the prices as much. To see the neat pencils, crayons, notebooks etc always makes me feel like a kid again.
This year though, i get to do something different in preparation of the upcoming school year. My best friends daughter wanted a Tinkerbell backpack. But, sometimes ya know those store backpacks are so cheesy when they are themed. My friend asked if I'd be interested in making her daughter a book bag for school. What? Are you kidding me? Would i be interested in making something so cute for a little girl? You bet, I would be interested! Here's a peak of what I've come up with this far. I'm still brainstorming for some more ideas to add to it.

The finished product will have cording around the flap and main body. A few pockets here there. It will still be a standard type of book bag, but much more cute than what can be purchased in the stores. I just hope this little girl is as pleased with it, as i am thus far. And yes, of course I cant make anything without adding at least some quilting here and there.

Stay tuned, ill be sure and show the pictures of the bag when it's finished.

In other "back to school" news. We're off to go camping for the weekend. Although, we do have a few more camping trips planned for later, this will be the last one before the kids return to school. We're going with the same friend and her family,who asked if I'd make her daughter the backpack. It's been a few weeks since we've used the camper last and I'm really looking forward to this coming weekend.