But what if that one shoe box provided hope and joy. Each year our church participates with thousands of people across the nation in Operation Christmas Child, but this year we partnered with a local low income school to provide Christmas gifts for each child. We decided to get a box for each person in our family - I think Only and I had the most fun, but we were more practical than the boys with the socks, gloves, and toiletries, but I wanted to add something fun and girlie.
So I made a Runaround Bag/Purse for our two girls (ages K-4th grade). I was so excited about that I showed them to a few friend from our Wednesday evening homegroup. They loved them and wanted to know how to make them, so this last Saturday I guided them as crazy at first, but it calmed down and they began to see their lovely creations take shape - literally! They did a fantastic job! Ester was so excited about it, that she went home and made a matching larger different tote,with matching fabric, so her granddaughter would have something to keep her dance shoes, leotard, and other things in.
|Teri for Phyllis' other grandaughter|
|Ester for her granddaughter|
|Their Runaround Bags|