Upcycled book bags are all the rage in our house,
especially when paired with great books.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
Fanny by Holly Hobbie
I have so much love for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
that I have nothing to say -
other than that it is utterly brilliant and wow-ing in all respects.
In the spirit of such clever thriftiness,
Pip's owl bag was made from my favorite overalls.
I loved those overalls, but the nineties are over.
My toothy six year-old will have more fun with them.
Pip's bag has scrappy, feathered wings that spread out
or button in
with ric-rac and button eyes
and grandpa's old tie for the strap.
Winnie's panda bag
is made from old jeans,
a belt, buttons and more of those lovely scraps
(thank you, Sharon Clark!).
What Winnie found in her bag:
Fanny and Annabelle by Holly Hobbie
Chameleon's Colors by Chisato Tashiro
Holly Hobbie's books are at the top of our list because
girls who read
and make their own dolls
and write their own books?
Read on, my friends!
and have joy!