So my 2 1/2 year old daughter likes to carry about 3 beanie babies, some coins,a sippy cup and other various items EACH time we head out to run errands, which means that either I try and keep track of all of them the entire time, or we lose some and then there are tears! Sad baby tears.
So I told her I would get her a backpack, silly me asked if she would like a Hello Kitty backpack....You can see where this is going. We are in Okinawa and anything Hello Kitty, especially backpacks are ridiculously expensive! So we shopped all day long and the only tiny toddler backpacks with Hello Kitty on them were $40!! I refuse to pay $40 for a backpack my 2 year old may or may not use to transport her coins and dolls.
I checked for patterns online and only found ones that I had to pay for. So I decided that I would wing it and try to figure one out on my own.
I had Hello kitty fabric that had cost me $2 for about a yard (I only used 1/2 of it). I had interfacing, a zipper (84 cents), I cut a belt in half for the straps and I used D-rings that I had cut off of an old belt. The total project cost me less than $4. And although it isn't perfect, it serves it's purpose and my daughter LOVES it!
I still can't believe I actually MADE this on my own with no pattern!
So, imagine my surprise when I took a quick detour through a local fabric shop and ran across some amazing Nintendo licensed Super Mario fabric!! Of course I had to buy some! As I was sewing, I realized I had run out of interfacing. So, twist my arm, I returned to the fabric store, all three kids in tow. And as I am contemplating how much MORE Mario fabric to purchase, my son excitedly points out ANIMAL CROSSING fabric!!!! I LOVE that game!!!
So of course, I had to make room for some of that also. :) I don't think I have ever been so excited in one trip to the fabric store. I mean, obviously since I am a craftaholic, the fabric store ALWAYS excites me. But I think this is the coolest fabric I have ever found! So I decided to make some DS pouches for my online shop. I mean, since a DS is a Nintendo product, it seems fitting! :) So here are the mario, animal crossings and some sweet gnome pouches! Feel free to leave comments if you like!
Toph's teacher from 1st grade, who we LOVE (she is so sweet), ordered some stuff from me this week. She wanted something the size of the ninja bunnies for a baby girl and a baby boy. I drew out a new pattern and these two cuties came to life! I really like them. The ears aren't stuffed, so they can flop down or make them easy for baby to grab onto. They are made with soft fleece and are embroidered, so they are completely baby safe!