February 04, 2010
I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
This week's creative space harbours some eleventh-hour craft. I am hoping that all this fabric, piping cord, nylon and continuous zippering will turn itself into two backpacks, before daybreak tomorrow. You see Argy and Bargy have both started kindergarten this week. Argy is attending 4 year old kindergarten, while Bargy has joined a three-year-old group. They are incredibly excited, while I am feeling a little wistful.
Yes ... regretfully the timetabling completely lacks craft serendipity. The three and four year old kindergarten classes never run concurrently. Disappointment. No rest - or craft - for the wicked. (Now you didn't think I was going to say I was sad that the boys were going to kindergarten did you? Well, maybe .... just a little.)
But I digress: whilst excited, the boys still don't have new kindergarten bags.
Its quite difficult to find suitably-sized backpack for preschoolers. The cute, compact types hold little more than a folded handkerchief and some fresh air. By contrast the larger sizes, will hold a lunch, a hat, a jacket, some tissues, 5 pieces of artwork and a full change of clothes. They also have the effect of making a small child look like a backpack on legs. The solution? Something tailor-made from the Toddler Backpack pattern by Made by Rae.
I first saw this very cute backpack being sewn by Angie and then Nikki. I couldn't resist jumping on the bandwagon, especially as the pattern is very reasonably priced (USD$6) and uses only a modest amount of fabric. The bag is a designed for 2 - 5 year olds, but comes with instructions for enlarging the pattern. I've added a little extra depth, width and height to all my pattern pieces.
Now I am just looking for that window of craft serendipity to do the sewing.
Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here
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