Miss E. is such a sweetheart, an amazing big sister and a wonderful role model for younger children. She always includes Miss C. and the other Kindergartners in her games during recess and after school, and I can tell she's going to grow up to be a wonderful young woman someday.
I've been thinking about Miss E. a lot lately and wanted to make something to help make her monthly trips to the doctor a little brighter. After talking to her mama, I came up with the idea of a messenger bag in her favorite colors. It's the perfect size for toting books, art supplies, snacks and travel games.
JAQS Fabrics. A few of the pretty prints you see on the flap came from a jelly roll I won from the super-sweet Jennie and Clara over on Clover and Violet. I ended up quilting the entire bag, including the lining, which adds some much-needed sturdiness. I never thought I'd love quilted bags, but this one made me change my tune!
On a very serious note, the terrible acts of terrorism in Boston earlier this week have left me shaken and saddened. How can I bring my children up in a world where seemingly ordinary people will commit such horrifying atrocities against hundreds of people they've never even met?
My heart aches for the victims and their families. I think about them daily and offer up my prayers. And I keep on sewing. Not just because I enjoy it, which I do... immensely. But because it's an expression of love. And right now our country, our world could use a lot of love. This bag is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but it brought a smile to a little girl's face. And we could all use a few more smiles right now.