Isabelle had been thinking for a few days about how she could make her own truly unique bookbag. Like a lot of creative people, these were the sort of thoughts that kept her awake at night and got her out of bed in the morning. On a rare afternoon when Julie had basketball practice and the rest of the girls were at the pool, Isabelle started her project.
First, she had to move Tutu off the bed. She didn’t feel too badly because Tutu was spoiled!
She enjoyed the solitude of her bedroom and got her sewing kit out.
Julie came bounding in and she thought the bag was the coolest! Soon Julie was making her own gym bag.
Isabelle told Julie about Saige’s fancy messenger bag. Saige had been a little TOO proud, but on the other hand, Isabelle hadn’t really made an attempt to share in Saige’s enthusiasm. Julie suggested they could make a tote bag for Saige and her riding gear, so they got to work. In a family this large, the girls knew you had to patch things up quickly! A special bag seemed like the perfect way to smooth things over, and getting creative helped Isabelle forget about the tension over the fancy backpack.
Bags purchased at Michaels and Brianna and I used fabric markers to make personalized bags. We had 5 bags and more than 5 girls, so hopefully some won’t mind sharing? Brianna made Isabelle’s skirt with Grandma. Thanks to Isabelle for reminding us about forgiveness.