Robert and his bag, after swimming at camp in the hot sun
This little project made me very happy. It’s always so hard to find sewing projects that boys will like but this one was a hit.
Robert, 6, has a passion for sports. He has played flag football for several seasons and just finished a week at basketball camp. Knowing that every day he had to tote his lunch, bathing suit, towel, etc. I decided to find an athletic bag that could be easily embroidered. Continue reading
pyramid bag with miniature sphinx embroidery
Grandson Robert, 5, declares that he wants to be an archeologist when he grows up. Due to that interest, he absolutely loves the Playmobil pyramid he got for Christmas. His mother, however, has bemoaned the fact that it has more pieces/parts than the Eiffel Tower. Each panel can be removed to reveal hidden chambers, staircases, trap doors, tombs, servants, and more.
How well I remember helping Robert’s father, our son Ryan, search the house for the many pieces to his Fisher-Price farm and two story garage. With that memory and the ease of making a standard teepee bag, I stitched this up in a hurry for my precious grandson. So this bag, made from the basic teepee bag pattern, now holds the sarcophagus and treasures of his pyramid.
Actually, I had made ponchos for Laurel and her doll and needed something for Robert. It was late when I finished the ponchos and I wanted to shut down my sewing room and go to bed. But Nana duty called. I needed to make something in a hurry for Robert, so the bag came to mind at once. Of course, it’s pyramid shape seemed especially appropriate for my sweet Robert. Continue reading