I'm not a person that likes to brag or likes a lot of attention in real life. I'm a shy homebody and I'm usually pretty critical of the things I make. As a blogger I love comments (of course) but it feels insincere to say, "Hey! Look at this cool thing I made!" But, that is what craft blogging is all about.
Well, today I'm having no trouble at all with finding the right way to say this.
You really do need to look at this cool thing I made. Introducing the cutest. backpack. ever.
The backpack pattern comes from the book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew by Liesel Gibson.
Henry loves the Octonauts, so I made a few adjustments to the pattern to make the penguin look more like Peso. I added the white face piece, I shortened the feet, wings and beak and I appliqued the eyes on and embroidered the white dots on the eyes.
I love the DS Quilts plaid for the lining. The zipper panel directions were explicit. It seemed like they had duplicate steps, but I followed every one and they helped me get a great result.
I admit that I keep putting this backpack on Henry and then telling him to run into the other room just so I can get a good view of the penguin on his back.
This may be one of the most satisfying craft projects ever.