The dawn of a new day…

by Kate on February 3, 2011

The biggest is off to her first day at school, we are all really excited.

For me, it is tinged with a little bit of sadness but I have also been looking forward to this day for quite a while. It brings her one step closer to the end of her childhood but it brings some much needed ‘me’ time.

You will think I am a complete headcase but I got a little ‘concerned’ that she wouldn’t be able to find her bag. I imagined poor little Maddie at lunch hunting for her bag in a sea of identical blue school bag.

Neurotic but you never know.

A great stem stitch tutorial can be found here and whilst you are there, check out all the other creative spaces.

You may have noticed my new digs? A big thank you to Nova for making it possible x

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cat February 3, 2011 at 8:38 am

What a beautiful personal, mummy touch to her school bag.
Enjoy your much needed you time, I so get you, I can’t wait till kinder starts properly, I need a break too!


2 Michelle Walker February 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

Thats super sweet……


3 tanya February 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

lovely little tag… I am about to make something for my girls pencil cases..
good luck tomorrow


4 Mel February 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

No I know exactly what you mean! Gone are the days of just needing to identify which of the different shades of PINK backpacks are yours, suddenly the whole school has the same bag! It’ll be the most gorgeous bag tag there ;)

Hey and great new digs!


5 Nova February 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

my pleasure ;)


6 Posie Patchwork February 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm

No, it’s a great idea, i have had 4 with the same school back packs for 2 years & their names blastered across them as i have trouble finding who is who. Now one is off to high school, it’s 1 navy blue & 3 black, surely that will be easier!! Happy school days ahead of you, love Posie


7 Kate February 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Your stem stitchery is magnificently gorgeous!
I hope she has a ball.
Finally, on the very last day of the holidays I think I am ready for mine to go back tomorrow. Well for a day anyway.


8 Kirst February 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Gorgeous! She’ll be set. x


9 wendy February 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Youre such a thoughtful mum! Nice stitching too


10 Amy Newbold February 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Just thought I’d say, “nice job changing to wordpress!!”


11 Kristi February 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

glad the parcel arrived. i just posted it yesterday afternoon…geez that was fast. enjoy.

ps. my mom made the rock fish. she has sent me several to share with my crafty blog friends. smile.


12 Samelia's Mum February 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm

What a fantastic touch. Love it!


13 karen February 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Beautiful job, Kate…you’ll be getting all those other Mum’s putting in their requests! Hope Maddie’s first day at school goes swimmingly and you enjoy your much needed ‘me time’ xx


14 andi February 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Hope her first day is filled with smiles, new friends and happily identifying her very own bag thanks to her clever, crafty and very thoughtful mum!!


15 Karlyn February 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

Love your new digs! hope Maddie had a great first day, my little man started too….two down, one to go…ha!


16 Gret February 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Oh, that’s lovely. Beautiful.

ps. I’ve been thinking about moving away from blogger for a while now – are you happy with wordpress so far?


17 OnePerfectDay February 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I love the stitched on tag!
It’s adorable!


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