We had an eight-hour drive to and from our vacation spot this summer, so I decided that it was time that B had a lap desk of his very own!
Thankfully, I’d had the foresight when making V’s lap desk to take detailed notes and photos of my process. [When I looked back at that set of instructions, I was seriously impressed with myself–I have no idea how my mind was clear enough to come up with the plan, let alone execute it and even take notes! My baby was 6 weeks old, for heaven’s sake! I think my creative brain was functioning better then than it is now 😉 …I was just desperate for some crafty time, and my deadline was extremely motivating.]
Anyway, I was very glad for the notes+photos combo. I made almost no changes to my original “pattern,” though I did add a little pencil/pen slot to one of the pockets because the fabric scraps I was using weren’t long enough!
On one side, there are two smaller pockets:
And on the other, there is one larger pocket (and the pencil slip):
The desk is topped with a magnetic whiteboard that ties on with ribbon, and there is a green carrying handle.
Underneath, there is a envelope pillowcase that holds a thin pillow for padding:
The row of buttons holds a piece of corrugated cardboard that gives the desk some structure beyond the magnetic whiteboard’s edges.
The cardboard, pillow, and whiteboard can all be removed, if the desk needs to get washed.