August 10, 2011

A Busy Bee In Camouflage

Last week was a very emotional roller coaster for me.  This week wasn't so bad, but has still been busy.  I am trying to get Will ready for school and still spend the last few days with him as a preschooler.  By Monday he will officially be a school age child. 

Wow! I'm going to miss having him right next to me 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The thing that kills me the most is the Independence the Kindergarten teachers are dead set on teaching him.  He will soon learn to find his class room on his own in the mornings, and stand next to the room waiting for the teacher and not make a ton of noise with the other kids.  He will learn to find his way to the lunch room and back.  He will have to learn to get his plate, find his seat, eat in a timely manner, put up his trash, and find his way back to class all on his own. (The teachers and bigger kids will help at first.) 

This was a big wake up call for me.  My little boy is growing up.  I know I'm not ready for a big boy yet :(  What happened to my baby? (sigh)

I am preparing myself by staying busy.  I have been personalizing everything he needs for school in my own sort of crafty way.  He had a chair back that I paid someone to embroider for me.  I had his name put on it.  I didn't want to totally bedazzle it.  He is a boy and all.  (Plus Hubby really would not be for the bedazzled chair back for his son!) 

I did get to put his name on his back pack myself though.  He chose a camouflage back pack.  (It's twice his size! LOL!!!)  I tried to paint his name on it.  I went to Michael's and got orange paint and stencils.  I even got an iron-on applique he picked out.

I got busy putting on his name.  I started by taking an old shirt to try it out on first. I didn't want to totally ruin his back pack if it didn't work.

It's a good thing I tried it on an old shirt, because it surly didn't work.  I was totally bummed.  I was set on having his name on his back pack though.  So I decided to try something different.  I took the two old shirts and cut them up.  Sewed them together and cut the letters of his name out from the same shirts.  I sewed that on there too. It worked!

Here is his new school back pack.  Name and all!!!

What do you think?  Good or does it look like a big mess?  I have mixed feelings about it.  It's not what I wanted, but it's still unique.


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