It was my littlest’s birthday yesterday. There was something like fifty things on her birthday list all starting with Green. Green erasers, green pencils, green everything. The backpack was the thing I thought she needed the most. She’s been carrying two or three bags to school since the beginning of the year, not because we didn’t have a backpack that would fit her stuff, but because she likes pretty bags.
She finally got tired of carting so much stuff and asked for a big backpack. A green big backpack. A pretty green big backpack. Not camo.
Did you know that there are not oodles of green backpacks in the stores? Especially not pretty green backpacks.
I bought a NOT green backpack, but it is big, and it has rollers which gives her little back a break. Here is a picture of the not green, not pretty backpack. Well it’s not the exact backpack. I couldn’t find a picture of the exact same one:
You may know that fabric soaks up paint. The first coat of green disappeared. They only place you could see green at all was on the two little white stripes. I was a little discouraged, but I put another coat on anyway. That worked better. Not perfect, but better.
Then I started with the sparkle paints. Believe it or not there’s a pink sparkle paint over the stars. There’s a green sparkle paint most other places, except where there is purple sparkle paint. I’m not sure the pictures do it justice.
I may have to take more. Take a look. And in case you couldn’t tell – along with green and dozens of other things, she asked for stars and dragonflies for her birthday. Click on the image to see the sparkles better.