Monday, August 30, 2010

1st Day of School

Lyla started her first day of school this morning and of course in true fashion I was snapping photos all morning. She looked so cute and all grown up!

Here is a sketch of the backpack I decided to make her.

I decided to make the pencil part out of felt to cut cut down of having to sew seam. Here are all the pieces cut out before they were sewn together.

I used an old dress I got from a thrift store and wore once for a costume party. I Used the straps for the backpack straps, some of the material for the backpack lining and the zipper.

I designed it so that the pencil is actually a front pouch. Here is Lyla sporting her smart backpack at her new school. Eeek - It is so quite here this morning without her, what am I going to do with all my free time? maybe....Get stuff DONE!!!


Jackie said...

So cute! I love how you re-purposed that dress! Can't wait to hear about Lyla's first day at school :-)

Rebecca said...

she looks adorable! Sweet Lyla!! Great job on the backpack! So creative!

Eva Scott said...

She is so stinkin' cute! And I LOVE the backpack! Great job Momma!!