This weekend I made up a new pattern for a little backpack with a zipper. Elliot’s birthday is coming up soon, and he’s been walking around the house with my two-strap purses over both shoulders exclaiming “Elliot’s Backpack!” (I suspect this may have something to do with the shopping trip his Aunt Sara and I took with him to the Coach outlet a few weeks ago). Poor child, he has no idea people don’t (usually) wear purses like backpacks. Why else would they have two straps?
I’m really thrilled that this turned out the way I pictured it in my head. The piping is key, I think; it just snazzed it up enough to make it look like something you’d buy in a store. It took a little longer than I wanted as I thought it would be cool to line it because I am a Crazy Woman. Next time I’m going to skip the lining because it was so totally unnecessary.
I think this is Russian? Does anyone know what this says?
So I’ll sell this pattern in my Etsy store if there’s any interest (and I am purposefully not linking to it as am too embarrassed that there’s nothing currently in there…gah!)…let me know if you think you might want it. No commitment of course.
Spring Top Week Update: I am two tops into my Spring Top invention/construction, so I’m still planning on having a showcase and/or competition in a few weeks. I’m going to move the date back to mid-April though as I’m going on vacation in the beginning of April and don’t really want to bust my butt trying to make it happen by the end of March. Stay posted!