Mei's been interested in bags lately. Backpacks to be specific. She finds any of our grown up sized backpacks and drags it across the room all the way to where I'm at. With a puppy face she looks up and exclaims: " Ayza werd did" Which translates in our normal human language into" I want to wear it"
*Ayza- Arabic for I want*
So I place the straps on her wee little shoulders and she continues the journey( this time struggling even more as she carrys baba's huge bag on her shoulders) all the way to the front door ( our place is tiny btw, it just seems like a journey for her I assume. Talk about child labor), and says: "Yalla lets go to Geddo!"
*Yalla- Arabic for C'mon, and Geddo- Arabic for grandpa*
So tonight I decided to make her a back pack. Inspired by this ( Also a wonderful informative blog for parents). I made the bag part from my old maternity jeans, I also saved the elastic for another project.( I'm always short of elastic) Sweet, two birds with one stone!
Unlike the tutorial I want to add straps in the style of a backpack for my sweet little Mei. She deserves a backpack too... don't you agree? I added a flap for the top of the bag and I'm waiting to figure out how to add the strap in the backpack style... Hmph ( any ideas? or links you guys care to share?)
Anyhoo, not to leave you picture-less. God knows how long it'll take me to figure out the strap part. Here's what I have thus far... And in the works...
Yea, disregard the flashcards- I either clean up or make a cool re-purposed half done backpack. I choose the latter.
I was checking my blog this morning and realized the crookedness of the bag from the photos. So I went and checked the real life bag and guess what? it's also crooked! Oh well... more character, don't you think? Anyhoo Mei will hopefully soon have something to take for our Geddo visits!