...with a stylish new backpack!! The challenge yesterday at ATS blog was to create a "back to school" themed anything. What says back to school better than a lunch pail or a backpack? I found this really cute gift box tutorial over at Becky's blog, Inking Idaho. Here's a picture of the backpack sideways:
and here's the back:
It's basically a 2,4,6,8 box (slightly different dimensions) with a pocket on the front, flaps, and straps. I added velcro on each of the flaps so they stay closed. These are so cute and fun to make!! Try one for yourself!!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL JITTERS:
My girls are in 3rd and 4th grades this year and for some reason, we were all a little anxious! One of our elementary schools closed down, so they split up the kids between the other 3 schools and we got about 70-80 new students this year. Both of the girls had a couple of friends in their class from last year, but they each made a "newbie" friend today!! I'm so proud of them. I took them to their classrooms a little early to meet their teacher, and of course gave each of them a handstamped card to start the year off right ;) I hope today went as well as yesterday. We joke to our other adult friends about how it's good to have the kids back in school, but secretly I really miss them and it's still hard to let them be away from me most of the day. (maybe that'll wear off by next week, huh?) Lol. Ciao for now!