Yes, he's still swimming inside his mommy's tummy. And, yes, it'll be a few years before he signs his name on a library card.
But Baby Julian, the little man my friend Carolyn plans to deliver sometime next weekend (she's hoping he'll cooperate with her schedule) will need a book bag one day.
That was part of my baby shower gift for Carolyn this afternoon.
The image I embroidered is courtesy of the generous and talented Sarah Jane, who shared some adorable back-to-school designs with readers of Sew Mama Sew. I had to sort of freehand it, though, and go over it twice because my method of transferring the image onto my nubby knit fabric failed miserably. A little wonky, but I don't think little Julian will care.
(FYI: Sarah Jane is the genius behind the kid art in my entryway.)
The bag itself is just a simple rectangle, lined with muslin.