Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tim's backpack

Today; another blast from the past...
When Tim was about eighteen months old and had become a brand new older brother, I made him a backpack, using a pattern from one of those wonderful TopKids magazines (very sadly discontinued).  It is of denim, lined with check cotton, and I appliqued the letters of his name on the pocket using interfaced scraps of the same check cotton, attached on with skinny zig-zag stitch.
He was so cute with it and wore it all the time when I first made it.  He would put it on first thing in the morning and toddle around with it on his back all day, with a few precious toys inside.  
Later it was his kindy bag. 
Then later when he got older it wasn't cool anymore and didn't get used for years.  Now it has become an awesomely cool bag once more, and is the one he takes along to uni everyday.
Funny...

17 comments:

  1. ahhh...that is so sweet.

    carolyn, I am back from traveling (4.5 months!) and getting back in the swing of the blogosphere. Nice to "see" you,
    Mary

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  2. Thanks for sharing. The photos and story are priceless.Awwwww....

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  3. What a lovely story and the photos made me say swwwww too. Thanks for posting!

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  4. What a cute backpack, and what a cute story! How wise of you to make it big enough for grown-up Tim all those years ago.

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  5. My how they change! And so quickly.

    Lovely post, made me feel very sentimental about my own boys (now young men)

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  6. What a wonderful story! And a testament to a well-made backpack.

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  7. What a lovely post, I can't stop smiling. Aww...sweet.

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  8. It's so nice to see something made with such love stand the test of time.

    I love that Tim still uses the backpack, although I wonder if he tires of strangers saying, "Hi, Tim!" LOL

    Adorable!

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  9. Oh, that parting shot is hilarious! Would you ever have guessed he'd still be using it now?

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  10. Oh, this is so sweet! It's amazing that it somehow fits him still. ... I need to make goose a kindy bag at some point before august... I'm debating between messenger bag styling and a backpack.

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  11. What a fun post. The bag has held up extremely well.

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  12. That is an adorable blog post, thank you for sharing

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  13. How wonderful that he has learned to treasure it all over again...and having his name on it no doubt breaks the ice with strangers.

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  14. Must have been VERY well made to still be usable after all these years!

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  15. *sniff* What a lovely post, Carolyn

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