I have been pretty preoccupied with the task of preparing for an infant resuscitation course that I took today. Please, if I ever say that I want to go back to college- remind me of this post. Man, it was so hard to study whilst being a mom! My ability to retain information has really gone down the tubes. I would almost venture to say that my brain in turning to mush. Happy mush. I love learning, but on my own terms...and yes, learning to help non-breathing babies is a valuable skill- but it wasn't my first pick in books to read or subject material. Thankfully, I passed with flying colors (you would be amazed at what some of the Family Practitioners don't know, there were some in my class today). Glad its over.
A few days ago I did manage to crank out a little bag for Hannah's best friend. If it weren't for the accountability of all these birthdays...not sure any sewing would get done around here.
I used the pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's book for the Simple Tote, then just added some yo-yos. I loved how it turned out. In fact, I'm pretty sure that there will be several more of these made in the future. We filled it with sticker books, nifty pens, and a fun little pair of flip flops. My children just bless me so much when they proudly offer handmade gifts to their friends. When I suggested to Hannah that we make something for her friend, I expected her to roll her eyes and ask if we could buy her a pink Barbie with glitter eye shadow or something. Instead, she lit up and said, "I was hoping you would have time!" Sweet, sweet girls. Sweet bag too, no?