Drawstring backpack for little ones

The problem with toddlers who go to school is that it's hard to find backpacks that are their size. I came across this pattern awhile ago in a magazine and I thought it would be perfect for my little ones who go to a Mommy's Day Out program. It's big enough to fit a folder, a change of clothes and a small lunch bag, and small enough for them to carry all by themselves. It's a really simple pattern although a little time consuming. The bag is quilted all over then sewn together with 2 front pockets and drawstrings that double as straps.

I attached the name tag because everything has to have their name on it and because I had a little hinkey in that spot.
Now I just have to make Jack one.

From Vintage PJ's to Button Down Bag

A few years ago my father-in-law passed away and left us an apartment full of "vintage" things. Among them was a matching pajama set. I would never be caught wearing those PJ's but the fabric was perfect for a bag. So, here it is!

Front Page!

HEY! The treasury I curated made front page!!!! If you hurry you can see it now!!! Picture coming soon!

Button Down Bag

Why is it that inspiration always hits at the most awful time? It hit me last night at about 10:30, just as I was ready to climb into bed. The thing about inspiration is that if you don't get up and follow through with it or at least get started then it will all disappear by morning.
So anyway, here it is. My Button Down Bag re-purposed from one of the hubby's old work shirts. It is my new favorite. It's big and roomy and perfect for the woman who has to carry a lot of stuff. Look for it in store soon!!!!

New Treasury!

I have been trying for weeks to get a treasury. Finally, I scored one. Please go by and check it out and tell me what you think and support these beautiful artists!

Elf Hat

On a recent trip to the library ( don't you just love the library?) I picked up the new book Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. A very cute book with lots of good ideas in there. The first thing that jumped right out at me is this cute little Elf Hat. Don't you think this will be perfect for winter? The hat that I made would fit my daughter much better than my son, but she was not in a cooperating mood this afternoon. I think you get the idea though. The directions called for using wool felt, but being the quilter that I am I thought some cotton and batting with a lining would do the trick just as well! I think I'll make a few more in different sizes in the near future!