Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sweet Little Backpack.....and Sweet Little Ornaments ~ It's Crafty Tuesday!

How ♥Sweet♥ is this little backpack??  It's so cute.....and coming soon to my Etsy shop (after I take some better photos....was playing around with a backdrop and I'm not very happy with these....posting anyway for Crafty Tuesday)!  There's room at the top for a name or initials to be mongrammed.  : )

It measures approx. 10"x12"x4"....perfect size for a sweet little preschooler ~ or for a teen/adult for everyday use.  My daughter has already requested one for her in the fabric of her choice and I plan to make one for myself......can't wait to use it on field trips/day trips and have my hands free!!

Features adjustable straps so that whether it's for a young little sweetie or a more mature young lady (like ~ ahem ~ myself), it's sure to fit!!  Also features one outer pocket, one large inner pocket and one small inner side pocket (perfect size for a cell phone)!

I wasn't able to post last week, but had planned to show off these cute little ornaments I made for my group of girls in our Middle School Choir at church.  We had a "Christmas in October" theme night to help us get in the spirit of learning the music this year for our Christmas concert and were asked to bring a small gift for our ♥sweet♥ girls........we also had festive cookies and hot chocolate!!

I needed something cute on a budget, so set out to visit my favorite craft store, Hobby Lobby.  I purchased a box of 12 craft ornaments (at 40% off), some acrylic craft paint and a spool of ribbon with  ♫ ♪ music notes ♪ ♫ on it (at 50% off, so I actually ended up buying 3 because it was so cute....but only used 1 for this project) ~ how perfect!  I think I ended up spending less than $1.00 a piece and they turned out adorable!!

My son had a new Paint-By-Number kit to work on, so we spread out all our paints and brushes and set to work!  In no time at all, I had the 8 gifts I needed......the pics don't do them justice ~ they were super cute!!

My daughter came home later, saw all the mess & was appalled that she missed Crafty Hour!  I guess we'll have to do it again soon.....Christmas is just around the corner and all those teacher appreciation gifts add up! ; )

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And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17

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Linking up today with Nicole at My Mad World for Crafty Tuesday!!  If you're crafty, too.....link up and join in on the creativity!!

Also linking up with:

Get Your Craft On Tuesday
Tuesday Tag-Along
To-the-TOP Tuesday


Sarah said...

Saw you link on Hip Homeschool Hop. Love the backpack and especially the ornaments.

Kim Monaco said...

I found you at Tuesday Train ... I love the backpack and the ornaments are adorable.

I'm following you.

Ms. Diva said...

I LOVE bags and that backpack is amazing!!! I'm going to visit your etsy shop!!!!

Laura said...

Thanks for following me back. I love the ornaments. And the backpack is just to cute. Can't wait to see what is next.

Ron Cooper said...

Happy Tuesday to you and your family! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful autumn weather!

Following you now from To the Top Tuesday. Please follow me back!


Christy said...

Thanks for joining the Train ride today. Have a wonderful week!

Design It Chic said...

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Amanda T said...

Hi There!

I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along! I hope you'll stop by and follow me too!

And while your there please feel free to join in my blog hop, Wobble Over Wednesday. It's a great way to meet new friends and get new blog followers :)

I hope to see you there! :D
-Amanda T

malia said...

Hello! I'm your newest follower from Welcome Wed. I'd love it if you'd consider following me too (-:

Lindy said...

Love all your projects. The backpack is so cute!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! Very cute backpack, my daughter would love the blue color! The ornaments sound like a fun project and I like the ribbon and that your kiddos like craft time so much! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

Brenbren said...

Great link. I saw you on Made by You Mondays. I became a follower. Stop by and check out my blog www.therapeuticcrafting.blogspot.com