Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fit for a Third Grader

You know 'em.
You love 'em.
Behold...

The Pretty. Messy. Flower.
{made famous by the fabulous Julie.}

And now I give you yet another adaption of such a versatile creation.

Chloe wanted something fun to tote her books & supplies in this year.
Third grade, after all. I mean come on...
we're not talking lower grades anymore, folks.

She got this cute bookbag for her 6th birthday (recognize it, Tegan?).
Two years later, here it is washed and ready for its re-fab.

Extra fabric from the dress I haven't started.
{No longer a first-day-of-school dress.
Now a picture-day dress.
I hope.}

You can't argue with ruffles.

I sewed them directly onto the front flap,
then added a few snazzy buttons.

DONE!
A brand new look for a perfectly good old bag...

and a very anxious girl.

And the cute hair clip?

Go visit Sherryl!

I can't wait to see how my big girl held up today!

12 comments:

Lindsey said...

She is such a doll! Here's hoping Chloe had an extra special day. With a bag like that, how could she not?

Our Family of 5 said...

I love it! Great idea!

Tegan and Tage said...

Of course I recognize that bag! See, if I had wrapped up her outfit in wrapping paper (yuck) instead of that cute messenger bag, this post would not exist. It looks awesome Heather!!!

Maybe if I sported an adorable bag like that it would make going to work less of a drag... :P

Danielle said...

Super cute bag! Chloe looks so excited :) Hope she had a great first day!

Sherryl said...

Love it Heather! The bag is so gorgeous - you are ONE CREATIVE MAMA!!! Thanks for the picture of the clip!

mel said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the messy flowers on the bag. SO cute & creative. Cute clips, also! Hope Chloe had a great day at school!

bjanebrewing said...

Super Duper cute!!!

Mimi said...

I cant stand missing them any longer. I must see them soon!!!!
xoxo,
Mom

Aurora said...

So cute! I bet she has THE cutest bag in the third grade!

PamperingBeki said...

Oh how cute!

It's funny how the styles change as they get into the higher grades, but they still want to look unique and cool.

She's a doll!

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a fabulous bag - oh so stylish!! Your kids are adorable and you are too! You look just like my next door neighbor! I had to do a double take :)

meg duerksen said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!
that is so very cute! i can't beilive how adorable that bag is. nice work heather! i absolutely loooooove it. :)