Handmade Sloth Gift Bags for Book Buddies

On most Fridays during our daughter’s kindergarten year, the kids would meet up with their book buddies – students from a 4th grade class who came into the classroom and helped the kindies read and complete themed craft projects.  Our daughter would just gush over her book buddy, also named Sophia, and would point her out to me in the hallway whenever she saw her.  About halfway through the year, I had our daughter, S, find out what some of her book buddy’s favorites were – colors, animals, etc.  She reported back that Sophia loved sloths and the the color teal.  Shortly after, I found some cute sloth fabric at my local craft store, and got the idea to make a zippered pencil bag for Sophia.  There was a little turquoise color in the print, so I picked out a matching zipper and gray fabric for the lining.

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9th Anniversary Gift & Card

My husband and I just celebrated our 9th anniversary yesterday – crazy to think that we’ve been together for 15 years, married for 9!! I always try to be a little crafty (or find hand-crafted things) when it comes to anniversary gifts, if time and talents allow. A quick Google search revealed that the traditional gifts for the 9th anniversary are pottery and willow, but that the modern gift is leather. Well, thank goodness for that since I don’t know how to do pottery (although I’d love to learn someday), and we don’t have a weeping willow tree to carve our initials into (although that was my favorite tree growing up). 

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