if you haven't noticed, the blog no big dill is hosting another once upon a thread sew along. the idea is to create something inspired by a children's picture book. i decided to use the book mommy in my pocket and make suki a backpack. she likes to play 'school,' and she usually wears my backpack around while playing.
since this is one of suki's favorite books and she loves bags, i thought i found the perfect gift for her. the book is about a young girl who is nervous to go to school. she wishes on a star for her mommy to be small so that she can stay in her pocket all day.
i used the backpack pattern from the oliver + s little things to sew book. i added a small pocket to the inside pocket that holds a finger puppet mommy. on the large inside pocket i stitched an image of suki with our two cats, billy and little juanita.
on the outside of the bag i made two badges, one of our dog, koji, and the other of adam. kids usually love to draw family portraits. when suki and i draw she always asks me to draw our family (along with everyone we know).
i thought she would love this bag because of the personalizations described above. sadly, she does not care for it. she prefers the "blue" bag she usually plays with. i did not expect her to stop appreciating handmade things until she turned into a teenager. i am trying not to act too bothered by her lack of interest to this object i thought she would love, but inside i am sad. she asked me to give it to beedle, but i think i will keep it around just incase she changes her mind.