On Valentine's Day, my nephew Baker turned two. It has been such a joy for Thea and our nephew to be so close in age. I only wish we lived closer so that they could spend more time doing the everyday parts of growing up together.
From our visits, I know that Baker has a nice little art set-up at home. So I thought he might enjoy being able to take a few art supplies with him when he ventures out into the big world. And I hope it will help keep him occupied when my brother and sister-in-law go out for a family dinner.
I really just made this up as I went along. I knew what I wanted to include, so I figured out the size pockets I would need and got to sewing.
There is a large pocket that holds a chalkboard. I also included a cute little set of colored pencils and some flannel squares to use as an eraser for the chalkboard.
The middle pocket is a bit smaller. I sized it for a writing pad and stickers.
On the right, I created a pocket for crayons and a pouch to hold chalk.
I went back and forth with how to close it. I was torn between ties and velcro or a button, which I thought would be easier for small hands to manage. In the end, I decided that I wanted it to be adjustable, so I went with the ties.
Happy belated birthday, sweet boy. And a happy weekend to all!