Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crafty Critters Challenge #12

First let me introduce you to my crafting assistant. His name is Marshall Dean Newby and he is 19 months old. Marshall thinks its his job to try out all of his Mommy's crafting supplies before she does. He likes to pull the tape runner out of the runner case, I'm not sure if he is testing the durability of the case or of the tape. This is yet to be decided!! He also likes to scribble all over pattern paper with his Mommy's Bic Mark It markers. The effectiveness of this was questionable at first but then after he drew on his face I realized he was doing it for the washability effect.
So now off to my creation of the day. Let me just say first that if I can do this, anyone can. At first I was intimidated because I don't do projects like this very well, secondly the template was a lot smaller than I was thinking it would be. However it printed and cut out so nice. The only thing I noticed is that the template missed telling you to punch holes in the upper back side of the actual back pack for the ribbon to come through. It told you to do it on the lower part and on the flap but not the upper back side.

So this is my creation. This was for Crafty Critters challenge #12 hosted by April Lower. Our challenge was to create a backpack from TLC232 and make it a kids theme. I love this Cowboy DP so I decided to go with a Cowboy theme.

The only thing I was not happy with is the ribbon was too long. I could not find my ruler to measure it so I guesstimated it and came out a little long

Lastly is my craft space when I finished. As you can see I just pushed some things aside to get started. The wires everywhere are from me being to lazy to put them away. :( You can see my laptop has the instructions on them that I followed step by step. I'm sorta dummy proof like that.

Thanks so much for looking, I hope you enjoyed!!

12 comments:

Tracey said...

Marshall is adorable, what a sweet little face. Your backpack is very cute, I was so intimated by this challenge that I passed, but I think I may have to try to make one soon.

marsha said...

What a handsome assistant! I'm sure he is quite the helper. Love your backpack, this is just too cute and what a great job,

Hugs,
Marsha

Melina said...

Awwww, I love your crafting assistant too! He's a cutie! I love your cowboy themed backpack. Now that I see everyone's wonderful creations, it makes me wish I would have had time to do one. (I was a little intimidated too ;)) TFS!

Cassie_lu said...

what a wonderful helper you have and that backpack is great

Terria said...

Oh i love it I wish I would have thought to use buttons

Terria said...

Great Job !!

Jennifer said...

Oh, that is sooo cute about your son (or should I say assistant)! He's so cute! Your backpack is awesome!! Love that paper.

Colleen said...

He's a cutie Melanie! Your backpack turned out so cute too - good call on the DP you used!

AnnMarie said...

What a cutie patootie!! Your backpack is cute too! :)

Happycrafter said...

ooh, neat project. These would make great gifts. Thank you for the idea :-)

April said...

Melanie....it came out sooooo awesome! I love it! See...don't be afraid of "making" something...I truely love this!
PS...your desk is a bit of a mess....LOL!

Jenny said...

Awww what a cute little guy! And adorable backpack too!!