My niece, Claire is turning twelve in a few days. She requested a drawstring backpack for her birthday this year. Sniff... Sniff... I think she might be done with the fun little dresses... They grow up way too fast. I kind of followed this tutorial and finished this up this week to mail off to her. I did change the dimensions slightly since this is going to a 12 year old and not a toddler. It was nice to use up a couple of odds and ends I had lying around, too. The rickrack was the perfect size and color, I had just a little bit of green already cut ruffle size and had a piece of turquoise polka dot just the right size and color, too. I even had the zipper in my stash! All in all a pretty easy little project.
I also finished up these blocks to send to Margaret's Hope Chest for their "A Mother's Hope" project. There is still time if anyone else wants to join in. These quilts will go to women who are in a program to help them with post-partum depression.
I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts with these things today.
On a sad note, I received word that my father passed away early this morning. I will be dealing with family matters for the next several days, I'm sure, so I will not be around blogland for a little while.