The only downside: having to juggle the stroller and all the books on the walk home.
The solution: book bags!
That's simple enough, right? Um. Wrong. I have 3 boys. I can't just get them any ol' bag. Well, I guess they wouldn't really mind, but I wanted to get them something they'd actually like to carry around. I just couldn't find anything that fit the bill....and the budget.
Then, I thought to myself: Why not make them?!
So, I did!
JoAnn's had a 50% off sale for the canvas material, the comic material was 25% off & I had 2 50% off coupons!!! I was able to easily fit this project into our budget. Praise the Lord!!
Here are my Library Book Bags.
Please, let me know what you think! I'm considering selling them. I still have to practice a bit to get the stitching just right, but I think one or two more bags & I'll have them exactly the way I want them. Private message me via facebook if you are interested!
|This is the first bag I completed. It's a bit off-center, and my stitching is a bit wonky, but all in all, I think it turned out great! It's Star Wars Comic, and exactly what Dan Jr. wanted. He loves it! That's really all that matters. <3|
|Here are all 3 bags. Ben has Retro Marvel Comic & Jo chose Retro Star Wars Comic. They are a HUGE hit with all 3 boys!|
Don't let the size of these bags fool ya! They hold a TON of books! This was today's haul.
|Ben's bag is the far L (can you tell he's not a big reader? lol!), Jo's stack is in the middle & Dan's is on the far R.|
They love their bags! The whole walk to the library they were talking about all the different ways they can use them: sleepovers, road trips, piano lessons, and more! You should have heard them go on and on... they were so excited to break them in!
I am so glad I was able to do this for them. It makes my heart so happy.
This really is the best job in the world.