Crafts for my boys.

Last week I pulled some late-nighters finishing some things for the boys.  I finally got to making them rag quilts. Nate’s is all Lightening McQueen fabrics and Wesley’s is this funky loud pirate print. Hrm, guess there should be a photo here. Too lazy right now.

I also made them some cute little bunnies using this pattern.  I haven’t been able to take pictures of the ones I created yet because they’re hiding in the basement until Easter.

Aaaannnd I made Nate this cute little backpack using Made by Rae‘s pattern. Because I can never just make a pattern the way it’s written I had to get a little more complicated and I added some fleece to the inside to give the bag some more stability.  I used a cotton print so it was pretty flimsy, she recommends a heavier fabric, I didn’t listen. I added a little pocket to the outside too, for change or his library card, I don’t know it’s just a fun detail.

I’ve also been trying to use what I have on hand and not buy more stuff.  So instead of piping I used bias tape and positioned it just so.  I love how it turned out.  Nate loves to leave with a backpack when I walk them across the street to the sitters.  Guess he wants to be like his  goes-to-school big brother!

3 Responses to Crafts for my boys.

  1. AH! I want a backpack that cool! It turned out so awesome. Totally love it.

    xoxo
    Janee
    yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

  2. That backpack is super cute! I love it!

    Nicole

  3. oh boy, so much I read in your post that reflects life recently: pulling late nighters, Lightning McQueen all over, using what you have on hand, complicating the simple things, but most of all: loving the fruit of your hard work.
    Best to you and your lucky kids

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