Henry, my other not-really-but-sort-of nephew, is turning one. Since his big brother got his very own monkey when he turned one, (which he sleeps with every night and he is still looking good but also well loved) I was excited to make one for Henry to snuggle with too.
Henry's blue eyes are amazing, so his monkey has some too.
I regret not embroidering Van's name on his monkey, but whatever right?
My oldest nephew is turning 3. THREE. Old enough to want to haul all of his beloved books and cars around. So when I found Made by Rae's toddler backpack pattern, I knew it was the perfect gift to make for him.
*nephew meaning my close friend's kid.
His dad is a longtime friend of mine, and he is also an architect. So I knew I needed to appeal to his sense of design. So when I found this fabric- I nearly died.
Look- piping AND a zipper??
...and a lining. Plus, I scotch guarded it. Boys and mud are BFF's.
Such cute straps!
I filled it with art supplies, books, and some Cars toys. Because Lightning McQueen and Mack are his favorite characters ever.