Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mad Adventuring Skillz

As promised, I made Q-ster an Indiana Jones shoulder bag over the weekend. We cut some army green fabric, found an old leather belt at a thrift store, and put it together. It came out pretty well for an hour’s work, but I saved enough fabric to do it properly (with side gussets, sturdy loops for the strap, and actual measuring instead of eyeballing), if he stays interested in costume.

The little dude wouldn’t stay still for photos, but here he is astride the terrific rocking horse hand-made by Lady O’s stepdad-in-law for cousin Remy. You can't actually see the bag, but the shoulder strap is in view.

Now he’s pretending to be dragged behind a truck carrying the Lost Ark of the Covenant. You can see the bag on the right. For a kid who has never actually seen the movies (because they’re not age-appropriate), he sure knows a lot of Indy-lore.

Even the micro dude has started doot-doot-doot-doo-ing the theme song when I pull up a webpage with Indiana Jones logos. Well, as far as heroes goes, he’s a good one – an intellectual and professor with a moral center who rocks an adventure with excellent practical skills. It’s how I think of SwingDaddy, really.

5 comments:

Amber said...

Your little Indy is to die for. And I agree - as far as movie heroes go, you could do far, far worse.

Bob said...

Really into the Act. Great photos

mayberry said...

Aww! So sweet. Both the boy and your comment about SwingDaddy.

YF said...

Somewhere there is a Swing Daddy BEAMING! you cuties.

Waltzing with Widgets said...

Great Photos, love the rocking horse! (...I was amazed to read on IMDB that Indiana Jones *five* is in development.)