There's another little cousin on his way in the next couple of weeks. Jesse's brother and his wife are expecting the arrival of their first sometime in August. We're very excited!
A month ago we threw a baby shower and I put together these simple gifts for the little nugget. My sister-in-law, Michelle, is using the outdoorsy/lodgy look for his nursery. Adorable. So, I did my best to come up with something that would fit the motif. We all know the outdoorsy look doesn't come very naturally to me (no pun intended), so this took some serious creative energy and a long-winded brainstorming session with Emily to come to fruition.
The toddler backpack is such a fun project. I used the freezer paper painting technique to put the moose on the front. Sometimes I wonder if I should have painted him white, but it's too late now.
I added some extra stitching just to spice things up a bit. And, used Made by Rae's latest backpack pattern addition to add lining.
This lining fabric is funny because Michelle actually gave me about a yard of it a couple of years ago after she made a blanket out of it for her husband. I was going to use it to make shorts for Jude, but never got around to it. This turned into the perfect opportunity to pull it out!
So, I made some shorts (used the flat front pants tutorial from MADE) for the little guy in a 12 months size hoping that he might be able to sport the backpack and the shorts in the same outfit. I should have made a shirt too. Can't you just see one with a moose on the front? Hmmm. First birthday gift maybe.