Thursday, September 04, 2008

Back to School

...with a stylish new backpack!! The challenge yesterday at ATS blog was to create a "back to school" themed anything. What says back to school better than a lunch pail or a backpack? I found this really cute gift box tutorial over at Becky's blog, Inking Idaho. Here's a picture of the backpack sideways:
and here's the back:
It's basically a 2,4,6,8 box (slightly different dimensions) with a pocket on the front, flaps, and straps. I added velcro on each of the flaps so they stay closed. These are so cute and fun to make!! Try one for yourself!!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL JITTERS:
My girls are in 3rd and 4th grades this year and for some reason, we were all a little anxious! One of our elementary schools closed down, so they split up the kids between the other 3 schools and we got about 70-80 new students this year. Both of the girls had a couple of friends in their class from last year, but they each made a "newbie" friend today!! I'm so proud of them. I took them to their classrooms a little early to meet their teacher, and of course gave each of them a handstamped card to start the year off right ;) I hope today went as well as yesterday. We joke to our other adult friends about how it's good to have the kids back in school, but secretly I really miss them and it's still hard to let them be away from me most of the day. (maybe that'll wear off by next week, huh?) Lol. Ciao for now!
{{Inky♥Hugs}}
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17 comments:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Wow Kristine, your backpack is just fabulous! I hope your girls had a great day at school. Zoe went back today. I know what you mean about missing them but it was so nice not to hear arguing all day with her little sister, Hugs, Nikki x

Seleise said...

oh my gosh - that's adorable!!! What a super cute idea! I hope I remember it at Christmas time because I'd love to put some jewelry in it to give as gifts. cute!!! And, love the colors of your card in the previous post! too cute!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness, Kristine!! This is such a cute design!! I love it!!

Allison said...

This is a tremendous effort...great job with the doodling!

Lorie said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love it! And, good for your girls...turning a somewhat apprehensive day and turning it into finding a new friend day! Yay!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Oh my word, this is just adorable. I love the flowers and the stitching. How cute! :) Kelly

Inking Idaho said...

Kristine,

This is adorable!!! Thank you for linking to my blog :o)

Becky

Michele said...

This is the cutest thing ever!

thestampspot said...

How sweet is that! I hear what you say about your girls being back at school. It always takes me a week or two to come to my senses. Then I remember all those wonderful Mum things I get to do with no kiddies in tow!

:) Marcia

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very cute! I love it!

~KRISTY~ said...

KRISTINE THIS IS JUST GORGEOUS & VERY VERY CUTE! I JUST LOVE THE LITTLE POCKET & THE FAUX STITCHING.

Abra Leah Cross said...

You HAVE to give us a tutorial! That is adorable!!

Kathi B said...

That is such a cute little bag. I'm going to have to give that one a try.

Sparkle said...

Too cute! What a fun project!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Cool idea. Must try this myself at some point.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH my gosh!!! That is simply FANtabulous!!!! I adore that dp and the colors and ribbon!!! What a WONDERFUL mama you are!!! I bet the teachers just love the handmade welcome to the school year!!!

Shanismom said...

this is such a cute backpack..