Well, I did it. I conquered another crafting project.
Although I STILL don't love Valentine's Day, I have always loved the
Pottery Barn Kids Valentine's Day Chairbacker.
(image from PBK website. Sorry, And thank you, PBK.)
I mean seriously, how cute is that??
Fortunately, I stumbled upon an amazing tutorial, and decided to go for it. This really stretched my crafting skills, and my confidence has grown tremendously.
I learned to use interfacing.....
I made buttons.... I didn't even know you could do that!
I sewed buttonholes!!
I used ric rack!
Hers & His.
The PBK version is more like a backpack mailbox, whereas this one is a fully-lined backpack.
I like this version better.
I LOVE the end result, and can't wait to fill them with little goodies for Monday morning!
Notes: If I had to do it again, I wouldn't use the (cheap) eco-felt that I chose. It's fine, mostly because this is only going to be used for one day a year.... but it's not as substantial as the (slightly) more expensive choices out there.
I like this so much, I am seriously thinking about doing some for Christmas. I think it would be perfect for Christmas cards & goodies on Christmas eve.