So before I got all crazy busy with opening up the etsy shop, I had the privilege of testing Diedelbug's second pattern, the Restful Reader Book Sling! Take a look at the finished product:
Adorable, isn't it??? If you couldn't tell, the Restful Reader is a book holder that is actually designed to go on a headboard/foot board of a crib or bed. Makes nighttime reading a piece of cake, since you won't have to spend time trying to find those missing books. Even older kids would enjoy having one of these on their beds. It would be a great place to store a diary, ear phones, mp3 player, remote control, flashlight, and the list goes on.
You can either use snaps or Velcro for the straps. I used Velcro, as you can see in this closeup. Also, piping is optional but it does add such a nice touch. :)
As I said, this was designed to hang on beds, but as you can see, mine is hanging from a gate (the gate that goes around Nana and Papa's stove when the little nieces are there). It gets lots of use and my nieces just love the pink frog print. I thought it fitting for two princesses.
Anyways, the pattern is great! Well-written, super easy to follow! And just seriously, the coolest idea ever!
Be sure to visit Diedelbug Handmade's facebook page. Also, you can purchase this pattern at craftsy.com, along with Diedelbug's other two patterns. Oh yes, she even has a backpack pattern that I can't wait to make!!! :)