made my daughter a bookbag, both she and I love it. it has magnetic closures because i wanted it to be easy for her to open & close it ( she's 5 ) and it's elastic in the front so it keepks the stuff from falling out. the front has a kangaroo pockets for tissues and such. and best off all, the shoulder straps are soft cotton and padded, since the biggest complaint of store-bought bookbags is how much they hurt her shoulders.
i didn't use a pattern, just went along with it after a rough sketch of main ideas. the bow is still pinned on, i'll sew it on eventually.
I threw a BBQ to celebrate my successful completion of my licensing exam ( which makes me a registered nurse ), and since i couldn't bake my own cake since my over is vintage and broken, i just had to buy a cake, but i'd be darned if i wasn;t going to decorate it with a stethoscope. i really wanted to make the "R" letter wear a nurse cap, but i didn't get any red icing,
it's nothing special, and it didn't even taste great, but it's my first attempt at " decorating " a cake.
update: So I made them, and unfortunately, everything went wrong. i shall attempt them at a later time here are my "puffs" that never did rise to be puffs and even the cream went wrong so they are ice"cream" filled.
i couldn't be bothered with pockets and interfacing, so i skipped all of that, maybe on the next bag i'll follow directions .... not very likely
ETA: this bag is a MONSTER! it can be stuffed without seeing an end in sight. I was able to fit inside: notebook, umbrella, giant wallet, Treo smart phone, pens, lipstick, gum, keys, hat, gloves. AND IT STILL HAD ROOM! but this bag is actually quiet small, about the size of a notebook.
this bag just completely consumed my life for the past week, it was extremely easy, but the knitting took ages. I even spent the last day of knitting knitting straight through the night
i'm quiet happy with it as it turned out exactly as i envisioned it- small yet impressively roomy. it also had 5 interior pockets so that all of my small items such as keys and lipstick and phone will not end up on the bottom. there's nothing i hate more then digging through the whole bag just to find the item you need right away, like your keys when you're carrying loads of bags, your phone when you hear it ringing and your lipstick when your lips are dry as the des(s)ert
it's still a work in progress, as i am not completely happy with the lace tie, but i have nursing school exams to worry about and this bag took up way too much as it already.
i need an honest opinion from you cool chicas. i know how I feel about this jacket, but i need opinions from the world outside my head. hubby is not feeling the sleeves, but it's the part i love the most. especially because it looks great with tall gloves.
but i wanted to hear other's opinions, am i really out of touch? BEFORE: