These are the bags I'm making up for my daughter's school. I love that her new public school gives each of the Kindergarten and First graders one to carry their folder and lunch. No back packs. They are reused in the following years if they're still in one piece. I donated fabrics; the one above uses a truck crib sheet that was my little guy's.
Of course, my daughter requested the Heather Ross horses for her bag. This is her very most favorite fabric, and I must say, she has excellent taste. I hate to tell her that I can't afford what it would cost to get more, but I'm saving that last half yard just for her.
So, it occurs to me that I didn't share our good news last week. My daughter finally got into the school we've been dreaming of for our children. We've participated in the lottery for the last two years, and just last week she rose to the top of the wait list. I cried when they called and offered us the spot. This means her brother gets to attend as well when he's ready for Kindergarten. It feels, finally, like we will be a part of a public school community that feels comfortable for us and mirrors many of our values. Things do indeed, eventually work out.