One of my first sewing projects I learned how to do was make a drawstring bag. I’ve made some patchwork inspired ones and a simple drawstring bag to hold diapers. Big sis has made plenty herself for parties here and here.
Lila naps at preschool, so she takes my tote bag which fits her crib sheet, a blanket, her security blankie she’s had since she was born, and her pillow pet. I use that tote bag normally for my girls’ swim stuff, and I wanted to switch it out for something else. My other bags I had handy didn’t have a way of closing like my tote which has a zipper closure, so….
I just made a large drawstring bag, which is a fairly easy sewing project if you’re a beginner! This tute is a pretty basic one from motherhuddle.
Her name needs to be on pretty much anything I bring to school.
Roomy enough to fit all of this.
Cost of bag $0. Just reused fabric from a table runner from Tabi’s first birthday. Had grosgrain ribbon on hand, and cut up her name with wool felt and hand sewed it on.
Not so fast little one! I’m not ready for you to go to school yet!
The kids are napping, and I have some peace and quiet right now. My oldest had her first dentist appointment yesterday. It was very anticlimactic. I kept envisioning my oldest crying and kicking and screaming. But thankfully none of that occurred. Her school friend was there at the same time and got her teeth cleaned first, so Lila was able to watch some of it and I think that helped her feel more at ease.
Nemo to greet her. Watching Dora with a headset on. They think of it all.
Laying still so she could get her toy for being a “good patient”
The dentist gave me some good tips as well as a pep talk to Lila about thumb sucking. Floss, dilute juice with water, if drinking juice do so with a straw, rinse with water after eating something sweet, using a battery operated toothbrush can help, and most importantly, try to stop sucking your thumb for naps. Her bad habit of thumb sucking was worse at 2 years old because she would do it throughout the day. At 3, she only does it before she sleeps. At 4, my goal is to get her to stop doing it before her nap. Then by 5, she’ll have completely stopped it before bedtime! Crossing fingers this master plan pans out!