Thursday, June 17, 2010

the bag lady whines

Yesterday was the oldest three googie's last day of school.


How did I get three children in school? THREE school-age kids??


As thank you gifts this year I decided to do bags for their teachers.


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I was shooting for a nice, roomy, durable bag able to hold lots of "teacher stuff".


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The outside is a soft buttery leather...


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I let each kid pick out the lining fabric for their teacher,


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And then used it to reverse applique their first initial and a little coordinating design on the front...


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And I'm such a chicken. The whole time I drive myself and my husband crazy with things like "What if they have a moral objection to leather?" "What if they think I'm too forward putting their first inital on here?" "What if it looks too homemade?" "What if they just HATE IT????"

Seriously...I fret and worry and {ahem} whine over all these things.

Even after the kids come home I grill them: "What did she say?" "Well, did she say she liked it like 'blah blah yeah I like it' or was it more like 'OH-THIS-IS-THE-BEST-PRESENT-I-EVER-GOT!'"


I'm horrible.

Seriously though--please tell me I'm not alone. I've been sewing and crafting for years, but I never rarely give my stuff to others because, well, I made it. And I never think it's good enough.But I'm working on it. So here they are: three bags for three well-loved teachers.


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The end of Kindergarten/2nd grade/4th grade....onto 1st/3rd/5th next year....


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I put googiemomma tags on them, even though I don't sell them currently in my Etsy shop...I'm thinking about it.

Come back tomorrow and see the little clutches I did for some other teachers! Click here to see the clutches!

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