|Ohhh Muuum! Do I have to stand and have my photo taken AGAIN! Sick of this blogging thing!|
I feel pretty good about making the smock from un unused shirt. I'm not an appliquer but had a shot at it using scraps cut from op shopped fabric. Nothing was purchased except the cotton to sew with.
I have also been having a dilema regarding lunch orders. While I expect my children to accept that our family do some things differently from many others, I don't want them to feel they are missing out. I think that Belle is quite proud to know that her lunch NEVER comes out of a wrapper! She and Buddy Boy take sandwiches, home baked treats and fruit.
Our tiny school offers lunch orders on Fridays. Most of the children take part so I usually place orders for my kids. I recently decided I didn't want to waste envelopes each time they placed an order. I tried to think of other solutions but could only think of tying the money in a hanky, which wouldn't have worked well. I would have to place the scrap paper with their order in the hanky as well. It also would have seemed 'weird' to some of the other children (and maybe the parents).
Sometimes I am a slow thinker, because when the answer came to me it was so simple. A reusable envelope!
I made an envelope from calico and I made a separate little money pouch so the coins won't fall out. I will put this in the envelope with the order written on a piece of scrap paper. I think this will work!