...Finch is in junior kindergarten! This is day five and in Ontario they have phased in full day kindergarten, but since I am here, I bring him home for lunch. Oh, it's been emotional! He does not want to go every morning but I am pretty sure he has a great time once I am gone. I find all the bolstering, the "It'll be great! Don't worry!", the reassurances and rallying quite exhausting! But then....there is TIME!! It's amazing to have some time to myself again!
Yesterday I whipped up this little bag, thinking of restocking my Etsy shop as well as needing to keep busy. I do have moments of thinking I have no idea what to do with all this new time! I am eternally grateful that I have the luxury of being here for him before and after school as he is a more nervous kid who needs a bit more reassurance. ( or is that me...) Eternally grateful they laid me off from my beloved CBC! Crazy!
Anyway, I must have done this bunny print a year ago and it has been waiting for a moment to be sewn into this plain and simple tote bag. The handles are the belt tie from a great vintage appley skirt I have. I never use the belts!
I even used my favorite favorite farmers market apple print for the lining.
Stayed tuned... I am also getting back to work on my next book. I heard from my editor and have handed in the next round of roughs! Its very exiting. This book has been in the works for four years and we hope to wrap it up before Christmas. A book about Shapes that I wrote and illustrated. eep!