I had to get help figuring this gift out....I won't tell you the recipient's name....because I don't know if the gift has been received yet...but I will tell you that the recipient is an awesome parent.
My partner's blog is filled with posts about goings on with their kids and the special time they spend together.
It reminded me of one of my wonderful sister in laws. I can tell you about Robin.
Robin married my brother on my 20th birthday. My parents gave me 3 brothers and a home in a neighborhood of boys. It was a lovely safe home....but lacking in feminine company. I've always been tickled that my brother gave me a sister for my birthday. Got a say, Robbie is the best birthday gift I ever got...even 30 years later!!
Robin is like my partner in that she chose to home school my niece and nephew. (God bless her. If I had chosen the same route I would be in prison for murdering my sons. Honest.) Her children are fantastic kids. I love to have them around. They are smart, articulate, and interested in the world around them. Well done sweet sister!!
I asked Robbie what she thought a homeschooling parent would appreciate in a home made gift. Her response was..."a bag to help carry all of the books in."
Soooo, a bag is what I made. It features Malka Dubrawsky's fabric line Simple Marks. I loved the rich colors and interesting shapes.
AND has lots of interior pockets! I think there are 16 of them. AND there is lots of room for whatever supplies need to be toted around. I made the lining a light color so that things wouldn't get lost in the bottom.
I hope my partner enjoys this bag, made just for her....and the kids respect the fact that it belongs to MOM!!
It should be arriving at it's new home any day now.
PS. The USPS says that the package has been delivered.
PPS. No site of my surprise yet...but I will keep you posted.