Oldest daughter is moving on this year – no more Junior School 😦
She and her friends are all off to different schools, but I’ve told her to think of it as new beginnings, not the end. Just an opportunity to choose who you stay in touch with.
In this age of easy communication it’s hard to believe anyone can just drop out of your life, but I am of the firm belief (and have first hand experience) that if your friendship is strong enough it will stand pretty much any length of time apart.
She’s bearing up under the changes, but wanted to give her special friends a parting gift. As with the teacher gift I persuaded her to go down the practical route – it also allowed me to use up some of those denim circles plus some other preloved fabrics from my stash – and she made mini purses for each girl, each with a different fancy lining.
They were made by sewing fancy and denim right sides together, leaving a gap for turning through. Then they were folded into rectangles (with a bit of fabric origami) and stitched down the sides. the ribbon loop was stitched in when we simultaneously closed the turning gap and topstitched the flap, making sure some of the lining showed for effect and then a button was stitched to the front.
They will only hold change but they are cute and, according to Oldest daughter, happily received.