Monday, April 19, 2010

ballet gear

Both Mary and Maggie are taking ballet class this year and while I like the totes they sell at class, at $15 each they are too pricey for my budget. Instead I went to the thrift store and bought Maggie a pink backpack for her birthday (I filled it full of crayons and art supplies) to haul her tap and ballet shoes to class.

Mary asked for a special ballet bag last week so she didn't have to use the tote bags I use for carrying groceries and library books. There weren't any perfect ones at the thrift store so I bought her a pink twill purse with the intention of appliqueing a picture on the side. It only took about 30 minutes to draw, iron, and zigzag stitch the edges and Mary has a unique bag that she is proud to take to class.

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