I do love my various crafting hobbies. Last evening, you could find me mending my daughter’s large backpack. There was a bit of grumbling about the poor quality fabric that is used to create many of the backpacks today. Today, as I drove her to school, I told her I would be making her a backpack.
Daughter: “Oh no mom, don’t do that just buy one!”
Me: “Silly girl, you do realize that those backpacks are made by someone, right?”
Daughter: Oh… wow you can really make a backpack?”
Daughter: Squee… ok, can I pick out the colors?”
Me: Sure you can, but I won’t be starting on it this weekend…
Daughter: Awww… (gives me the sad face)
Me: I look at her and shake my head laughing. “You know that’s not possible, your uncle and nephew will be in town tomorrow.”
I’m currently looking at the Backpacks Pattern Book by Cindy Taylor Oates. I’m hoping it actually includes a physical pattern since I really don’t feel like drafting one for a backpack. Pattern drafting for clothes? Sure, no problem. I do that all the time! However, I rarely make bags, so I’d much prefer an actual pattern.
Last evening besides the backpack mending, I also made designs for my daughters school notebooks. I did those with my Brother Scan N’ Cut.I used vinyl sheets for the lettering. She was so thrilled to have her own personalized notebooks. Simple things make my daughter happy and I enjoy doing them for her.