The fabric choice was easy--Michael Miller's Backyard Baby/ Bella Butterfly line had enough bugs to satisfy my nature-boy (who unfortunately lives in Silicon Valley, where visiting "nature" involves predatory parking) and Jennie's nature-girl. I went with the small messenger bag from Oliver + S's Little Things to Sew and Jennie used the Daisy Girl Backpack pattern.
I love-love-love how my little guy's messenger bag turned out (and would totally not mind using it as a handbag!):
The pattern was fairly straightforward. I should have used a more home-dec weight fabric, but used a sew-in heavy-duty stabilizer/interfacing I had in my stash.
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Using the Daisy Girl pattern, buddy Jennie made up a back-pack style bag for her little lady--it turned out incredible! Look at those grommets and fabric-covered button! Beautiful.