I'm approaching this week with a little bit of trepidation. After a year and a half of homeschooling, my boy (now 8) is going back to regular school. It's a little nerve wracking but I think it's the right decision - he's keen to return and I may or may not also be keen for him to return. My daughter starts school this year so it came down to the decision - homeschool them both or send them both back to school. I didn't think my sanity could cope with homeschooling the two of them (my hat is off to those of you who homeschool multiple children, seriously!) so we are giving regular schooling another shot. I figure if it doesn't work out, we can always homeschool again and I'll be that awful indecisive mother they all talk about in the staffroom! ;)
So what does this have to do with quilting or sewing or crafting of any type?! Well. Naturally I can't send the kids to school without something made by Mummy. Cos I'm a sap of the first kind. I'd picked up some fabric awhile back for library bags and just had to sit down and get it done. With less than a week til school starts, my procrastination wasn't too terrible.
Naturally it's Frozen for my daughter and Star Wars for my son - the running theme in our household for the past oh I don't know, ever. I went for a simple lined book bag with a single long strap. Honestly the thinking-about-the-project part took way longer than the actual making. When will I ever learn that lesson? Just sit down and sew!
Most importantly, the library bags got the kids' tick of approval and my Mummy guilt (that never ends) is assuaged that my children will go to school with something handmade tucked into their schoolbag. So wish me luck this week - I foresee much sew-therapy in my near future.