Monday, July 23, 2012

Back To School Bag

{G} is transferring to a new high school in a few weeks and I've been researching the internet to find a new school bag for her. She really could care less - she's happy with a $10 backpack from the discount Supercenter - but I TOTALLY care what she lugs her books back and forth to school in. What do you think of the options I've found?

The cross-body bolsa above is GORGEOUS! A deep purple velvet bag with hand embroidered flowers from Mexico, it's flirty, fun, functional, and folk. LOVE IT! Velvet Embroidered Hobo Bolsa

The leather satchel below is a classic European school bag in a super fun color. Doubling as a cross-body messenger or a backpack it's beauty and function married to Fire Engine Red! Leather Satchel Backpack

 I LOVE Cath Kidston oilcloth bags. Although we don't get a ton of rain here in the desert, the oilcloth is super sturdy and will repel snow, dirt, and grimy fingerprints. The spot design is girly but sophisticated. Oilcloth Saddle Bag

Or should we go with a ultra utilitarian, but stylishly sporty Timbuk2 bag? The Ram backpack has a long cross-body messenger strap AND backpack straps. Great for school, sports, and travel! Messenger Backpack

{G} will have to decide what will work best with her personality and style. Maybe I should get all four and use whichever ones she doesn't want myself! I could sign up for some classes so that I have a reason to lug around a cool school bag.

Hmmm, maybe not?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Knit Mary Jane Booties

One of my very favorite knit bootie patterns is a free, vintage inspired Mary Jane Bootie pattern from Hadley Fierlinger of She's Crafty (her blog is here). It's a classic design, it knits up fast and lovely every time, and it's perfect for baby boys or girls. I've been knitting a LOT of these little things lately!

The pattern can be a little bit confusing, especially if you're a new knitter, so I've done up a supplemental pattern sheet for each available size to help keep things straight while you're knitting.

Before you download my supplemental help sheet below, please visit Hadley's blog to download her free pattern. Then come back and download my help sheet for the size you're interested in. Let me know how it goes!

Mary Jane Bootie 0-3m Help Sheet
Mary Jane Bootie 3-6m Help Sheet
Mary Jane Bootie 6-12m Help Sheet
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