10 For 10 Auction: Handmade by FabGrandma Backpack

FabGrandpa at The Arcade Diner in Memphis

That’s FabGrandpa at the Arcade Diner in Memphis last month. He is my husband, my friend, my heart. I am so happy he is still here with us, celebrating his 10 years of survival of oral cancer.  This auction is to benefit The Oral Cancer Foundation, an organization that is is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.  I feel very strongly that there needs to be more education about oral cancer—the more people know about it, the more aware they are of it, the more people will get screened for it so that the cancers will be found early and ensure a better chance of survival of it.

So, to raise money for them, I am auctioning this week a backpack that I made:

Hand made by FabGrandma

This cute backpack is just the right size for a little girl, but a big girl would love it too! It has a large zippered pocket on the outside, that is big enough to hold your netbook or a Kindle.

outside pocket

The inside has a couple of pockets to hold your pens, pencils, cellphone or whatever else you might need to find quickly:

inside pockets

The straps are adjustable so a tiny little girl can wear this as a backpack for school or spending the night with Grandma, or a big girl can use it as a shoulder bag.:

Adjustable straps

And look at that cutie cute embroidered patch on the back: an vintage travel trailer! I just love that!  The backpack is made with a very stiff interfacing so it is quite sturdy, and is padded with batting in between the fabric layers for a quilted effect. There is also a fabric loop on the back so you can hang it up on a hook.

travel trailer patch on the back

When I ever get time to sew again (which I hope will be very soon) I have lots of fabric and zippers and patches to make some more of these. The retail price of this in my Etsy store will be $35, but I am starting the bidding on it in this auction at $5.00 . To bid, leave a comment with a dollar amount of your bid. You can bid in one penny increments, so if someone else has already bid $5.00, you can bid $5.01.  Comments without dollar amounts are NOT considered to be bids.

This item weighs 12 oz. and will be shipped in a 19″X15.5″ padded envelope from zip code 36744 in Alabama. The winner pays shipping charges, which should be around $2.50.

See the auction rules here.

More information here.

This auction will close on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. The highest bidder will win.  If you have any questions about this item, email me at fabgrandma @ gmail.com

If you’d like to spread the word about this auction to benefit The Oral Cancer Foundation, and to help educate people about oral cancer, please tweet about it, post about it on Facebook, or write about it on your blog. I’d really appreciate it! and you could be saving someone’s life!

About Karen

Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. You know I’ve gotta….I so love that!! $35

  2. Patty & Jim says:

    We bid $50.00

  3. This is an awesome backpack. You just keep coming up with more great ideas.

  4. Very cute backpack!

  5. Gosh you are so clever.

  6. What a great idea. You are just so talented FabGrandma!

  7. That backpack is just adorable! Good luck with your auction.

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