We’re headed to Pennsylvania in a couple of weeks to visit family and I wanted the boys to have their own bags to pack things like water bottles, snacks, entertainment and their own special things that they want (as opposed to the bags full of things that I deem necessary, which will need to come as well).
I couldn’t seem to wrap my brain around how to create exactly what I wanted for Iain and Elijah with the materials and time at hand. I wanted them to have backpacks that would be secure on their backs for biking and things like that and lots of pockets and compartments for their various collections. The more I thought about it the more making them seemed like, well, a hassle; one of those times when it’s probably just not worth it. So I decided to buy them instead and after much futile searching on-line for a reasonably priced bag, made from a safe, environmentally sound material, I chanced upon the cotton canvas bags you see in these posts at a store that I never even expected to walk into. I had to get two of the same, because that’s all they had, but we’re thinking about adding patches and things to give them some individuality.
For the Goosey Boy, I had a clear and simple vision of what to make. Easy to put on by himself, easy to take off by himself. Not too big and not too much, with a place for his sippy and room for some books, a sketch pad and crayons and some little toys, in a fabric that he loves.