I think I might have given my sewing buddy heart failure. I cut this one a wee bit too close for comfort, even for me.
When you're making quilts, you sorta forget all the notions that go along with bags and clothes - zippers, buttons, grommets, interfacing . . . And in my small little town, grommets and grommet tools are challenging to come by. Walmart actually saved the day, believe it or not.
I didn't love the pattern. I'm a one step per step kinda gal. Don't give me multiple instructions in a single step. Drives me batty.
Still, it turned out pretty cute, don't ya think?
The fabric is from Micheal Miller's Backyard Bug and Bella Butterfly collections. (As a small aside, I think it's awesome that I can buy fabric from Fabric.com through Amazon. I'm always getting Amazon gift cards as gifts and I don't always want books. And free shipping if I spend $35? Can't beat it. The only downside is you have to buy 1 yard cuts, but I'm kinda okay with that.) Okay, back to the backpack.
See, that's one of her snakes in there. One of several.
Love my adventurer! She kinda reminds me of Ellie in "Up" actually.
Adventure is out there!
My sewing buddy, Nicole, made a coordinating messenger bag for her little guy. Seriously, could this bag be any cuter?
Both bags are from Michael Miller Backyard Bugs/Bella Butterfly fabric
My bag pattern: Daisy Girl Backpack by Fig Tree & Co.
Her bag pattern: from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew (which I am totally buying and making messenger bags for my boys)
Have a great weekend - we'll be missing our man on his special day, but we sent him some love in the mail.