Monday, September 7, 2015

Backpack, Backpack


This post is in honor of my kids heading off to preschool today! If you have young children, you maysing the title of this post in the tune from the show "Diego". If you don't, you aren't missing out on much, so don't worry about it;) Since I try to be supermom in a few things, I decided to make my sons' first backpacks. I sewed my eldest son's bag when he turned two. Of course, subsequent children always get slighted (speaking as a middle child:), and I intended to make my second son's backpack for his second birthday. Well, that was nine months ago, and he started preschool today. I decided better late than never...

Per my previous post, I'm lacking energy and ambition lately (I won't even say I'm lacking time, because that's not true. I feel like I have tons of time. Some days I'm really bored, but I'm nine months pregnant and tired running after two rambunctious boys!), so you'll just get some photos of the backpacks rather than a tutorial. I guess I have to leave the masses wanting, right? hehe. 

In all honesty, I'm really not supermom. I yell at my kids, burn dinner, and rip out seams in my sewing projects. I try to do a few special things for my kids, but no one can do it all. I realize certain things are more important to some moms than others. So, my advice: do the things that you enjoy and are important to you. If you love baking and you'd rather make homemade cookies than buy Oreos, great! If not, run to the store for your kids' birthday treats. If you like to sew, then enjoy making your child's Halloween costume rather than buying one from the store. But don't sweat it if you aren't crafty or don't enjoy these kinds of hobbies. We all have our own interests and giftings, and I hope you are able to find time to tap into those things. 

However, if you are interested in the "domestic arts", then I hope you'll find my blog posts simple, informative, and helpful.