20100519

What to do...

With Will's old Army blouses? (I already repurposed or upcycled a pair of the pants to make skirts for my girls. I want to make a skirt for myself, too.)


I think I'll make a backpack! (Gwennie was an unwilling model for it.)
This took me about an hour and a half. I would have liked to line it, but this was just a prototype. There are a few things I plan to change if/when I make another. It was quite easy, though.

I was able to cut it out in such a way that I didn't have to sew in a zipper or pockets. I only had to attach the pencil pocket from one of the sleeves to the outside. Also, I used one of the sleeve for the straps (which are not adjustable). It only took one blouse to make it and its big enough to hold a few note books.

Also- this is what we* built for Rhayn's teacher's end of the year gift. Can't wait for his "ladies" to make themselves comfortable in their new home and start laying eggs.
*By we, I do not mean me, I merely helped paint it. Will helped a lot. He is awesome at building things. One of my friends drew up the plans and bought the materials, then we gathered at her house to put it together. We plan on having the children all paint their hand prints on the coop before he is given it.

4 comments:

Amie said...

cute cute cute

Amanda said...

the backpack is adorable, which I have mentioned already... And that coop is so cool! If I could have chickens I would. And I would want that coop!

bodaat said...

both the backpack and chicken coop are very nicely done! i have to say that i especially love the chicken coop. what a fabulous present! you all are very thoughtful.

cmunaretto said...

hi! is so long time i try to find how make a backpack wth my hubby old ACU. i love the one u made is possible to have the directions on how make it? this will my first time sewing something i'm really exacte because wil be for our first child, Marcus, and becasue my husband is deployed so will be a surprise.thanks again claudia

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