Saturday, October 17, 2015

DIY Toddler Backpack Made from Baby Clothes

I made a little backpack for my grandsons second birthday from some of his baby clothes. I was putting off this project for sometime as I was not sure how to approach it. The size of the backpack depended on the size of shirt I was making with it. 

I was originally going to use this flannel shirt as the outside. I cut off all the buttons and sewed the shirt shut. I cut off the sleeves. I discovered that the backpack would be too flimsy so I got some
cargo pants to use for the outside of the backpack, and used the flannel shirt as the liner. 

I decorated the outside with pockets from other cargo pants and a tag from one of my grandson's shirts. The "cool little dude" was from a onesie. 

I thought it would be cute to personalize it a little so I made our grandson's first initial out of leftover flannel from the shirt and sewed in onto a denim star tag.

I tried to utilize all the pockets I could from the cargo pants and any extra snaps or buttons I randomly sewed on. I did purchase a backpack to use the straps from it. I did cut them down a little to make it smaller for a toddler back pack.

This made for a very sweet and sentimental gift as it is hard for moms to get rid of those sweet little baby clothes. Of course I filled it up with other things for a birthday surprise. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Elevate Your Thoughts

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This past weekend I watched the 185th Semi-annual General Conference. I loved all the General Conference messages. Now that the conference is over it is time to apply those teachings to my life. I am going to start with the easiest one to do in my eyes

 - PONDERIZE  a scripture every week. 

This new word was presented by Devin G. Durrant during his Sunday afternoon talk.

 I love this idea to pick a scripture every week and ponder on it every day that week. Doing this is an effort to fight back against the filth of what the world tries to jam into our minds by replacing it by elevated thoughts. The next week I will pick a new one to PONDERIZE and so on and so forth. 

 Will you take the PONDERIZE 
challenge with me?