Thursday, December 28, 2006

Special delivery

At the end of last term, Mark told me he needed a new school bag. He was very specific in his requests so I had him draw what he wanted.


Hmmm. Would it not just have been easier to mug a postman? Probably, but a whole lot less satisfying. I used a pattern people!! Yes, me, self-confessed patternaphobe. Simplicity 4391 if you're really interested. And here's the finished article, complete with reflective tape (the best bit as far as he's concerned).


I know it looks huge, but it has to accommodate an enormous book bag, plus lunchbox, plus extra water, plus all the other small boy requirements for the day. At least his hands are free now.

12 comments:

kirsten said...

nice job, mom! i'm sure he's thrilled.

capello said...

of course the reflective tape is the best part. i'm sure he's "checking" it by running around the house in the dark too.

great bag!

caroline said...

brilliant bag - bet he can't wait to go back to school to show it to all his friends.

Dee said...

thats so cute! I need to take a look at that pattern next time I go to the store... hmmm maybe for me :p

pinkmohair said...

Great work and SO MUCH better than a Sponge Bob bag. Lucky chap.

Amy said...

Very ambitious - he looks quite pleased, as well he should! What a nice mama!

Soo said...

love the bag......I'd use it too!

Jo said...

Love the bag. And laughed at the bit about mugging the postman! From a fellow pattern-a-phobe, well done!

P said...

aw so great. Impressed you restrained yourself from embroidering 'royal male' too...

karen said...

What a great bag - love the reflective strip!!

julie said...

well done - he certainly looks chuffed with it - better fire up that machine - I bet all his friends will be wanting one too!

Shannon said...

I love it - appears he does too! Wonderful work. Thanks for the link.