While I'm busy finishing up a jazzy slideshow for Nicey Jane, I thought I'd pop in and share another bit of news. Who recognizes this photo above? It's from the cover of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion back in May 2008.
I hadn't originally planned to publish a pattern for this book bag. However, after hundreds of requests for it, I finally got a clue and did the work. The Smarty Girl book bag mini pattern arrives at the studio on Monday and will start shipping out on Tuesday.
I use my Smarty Girl to carry a sketchbook and pencils. Charlotte has a Smarty Girl for her coloring and activity books. It's a simple sew, perfect for holiday gifts and birthday presents. You could make one for your child for Christmas and fill it with activity books. With a coordinating baby quilt folded up inside, it makes a great shower gift. Then, of course, you could do a sketchbook & pencils -- my personal favorite.
(Pattern cover features my new collection, Nicey Jane!)