Hi all! Today I'm over at Make It and Love It showing how to make a simple kid's cross-body bag. Here on my blog though I'm showing how with a few modifications, you can make this cute frog bag! Then you can have both a frog AND a bee bag.
Those of you that have followed my blog for a bit might remember that I mentioned a while back that my kids found some tadpoles at the creek behind our house.
We've been watching them undergo metamorphosis. It's so cool guys!!! See these little guys starting to grow legs?
Well, eventually they got all their legs and it was time to release them! (We actually released them before the tail was gone. We read that you should release tadpoles once they leave the water, rather than when they lose their tail.
Anyway, it was these little guys that inspired me to make a frog shaped bag. My kids are LOVING exploring right now, and it's so fun to have a bag to put treasures in. (But not tadpoles...a point I had to make very clear to my little one! They aren't frogs yet, and they definitely don't want to be carried around in her bag...even if her bag does look like a frog!)
I love this little bag though!
Well, both of them really. They are just so cute! They actually completely document our latest nature adventure where we found both tadpoles AND a bee hive (which my hubby accidentally disturbed but luckily escaped with just being stung once. Let me tell you though, those bees were not happy with him! Well, ok, the feeling was pretty mutual. ) This little fabric bee is a whole lot nicer!
Ok, who's ready to make a bag?
You can hop on over to Make It and Love It for all of the main details, and then just continue here to see how you can adapt the bee bag to make a frog.
Begin by cutting out the pieces, including the eyes which are made of the same fabric as the body of the bag. Cut out pieces of Peltex which are smaller, since Peltex is really difficult to sew through, and you don't want to catch it in your seam allowance. Fuse on the Peltex to the wrong side of the eyes, according to the Peltex directions.
Have a great week everyone,