I recently stumbled upon a recipe for happiness and thought I'd share...
1 sweet little girl
1 mama-made messenger bag
1 mama-made zippy pouch
Stuffed animal friends
Mix well, sit back and feel your heart swell as you watch your little girl tote her special things everywhere.
in my earlier post) and I still love watching her carry it around. I loved the look on her face when I finally gave it to her - she positively lit up. And then she whispered, "I love it." And told me again and again later that day, squeezing my heart the way she is apt to do when I least expect it.
Do you have those days too? I'm thinking I need to distance myself from Perfect Mommy. She's nice and all, but I'm better off just being Mommy. And when I forget and try too hard to be Perfect Mommy (because she's all glittery and perfect and tempting, right?), I'm going to take out this memory as a reminder that my little girl loves me. Just the way I am.
Special thanks to Fabric Fusion and Rita of Red Pepper Quilts for the Hello Tokyo by Robert Kaufman fat quarter bundle that I won not too long ago in a most generous giveaway. Normally I love making things from my scraps, but this collection was destined for Miss C. It was a joy to work with and made the perfect big girl messenger bag for my sweetheart!