My niece, Miss Olivia, started school today. Mum, Dad, sisters and Grandpa were all there to see her off. She had butterflies walking down the hall to class, but it was OK because she was excited too. By the time I saw her, she was so hyped up I couldn't really get a word out of her about how the day had gone, but apparently it was good. Sighs of relief all round since starting preschool had been a bit more traumatic!
Last week Kate (Olivia's mum) rang to ask if I had any old keyrings to put on Olivia's bag so she could tell which was hers – apparently they all have to get the same maroon schoolbag. I'd actually just thrown an old one out, so offered to make a couple instead – one for the main schoolbag, and one for the library bag.
The inspiration for these came from Crochetka via Pinterest. I love her brooches, so I decided to try and make one as a bag tag – they could just as easily be made into Christmas ornaments too! The materials were simple – four different felt colours, a large button, two embroidery threads, a small piece of ribbon and a large split ring.
To neaten up the finished edge I used the light blue thread to stitch a chain stitch around the ornament.