Back to school is much more fun when you don't actually attend school anymore!! Am I right?! I always loved buying new stationery, but not so much the school part. After yesterday's post of a lovely Cath Kidston inspired DIY pencil case tutorial I thought I would share an extra 15 for you all to try/choose from.
16 Sensational DIY Pencil Case Tutorials To Make This Weekend!
Couldn't be bothered to make a DIY Pencil case?
Back To School Season This Year Is Weird
It's because most areas have different requirements. Those who can keep their kids at home definitely should, for safety reasons.
They might be fine if they get infected with Covid-19 but say goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa and any sick relatives you may already have.
A relative of mine used the "people survive" excuse for thinking it was a hoax despite almost all of his direct relatives having the most serious of pre-existing conditions and I had to point out that surviving an illness or near-death experience can change your life irreparably for life.
Surviving a potentially fatal virus and still having the ability to thrive in life is not the same thing.
Those who don't know my story I'm going to give a condensed version:
- I was born double-jointed with some other random health issues but it was a fun party trick
- In my early 20's I got mercury poisoning and almost died
- Developed a seizure disorder and was exhausted all of the time
- After 8 Years of being treated like I was making it up, I got my diagnosis of Ehler's Danlos Syndrome - hypermobility (it's counted in levels and I shot up a few from 'not serious' to 'potentially fatal'). It's all directly connected to being 'double-jointed' except now my connective tissue in my entire body is useless. I can bump into a door and dislocate my shoulder, I've been housebound ever since (11 years ago) and if I do have to go to places for appointments, I need my wheelchair because I cannot travel to the end of my driveway or garden without needing to crumple on the floor in both pain and exhaustion.
- My eyes are affected (takes a lot longer to focus and react to light), I need to get regular tests performed to ensure the connective tissue around my heart is still functioning, my weight-bearing joints are in constant pain and every morning when I wake up I feel like my body has been put through a mangle.
The point being, you can survive something but unless you have a free health care system like the NHS and prescriptions as I do in Northern Ireland, how the hell is anyone supposed to thrive in life when they're in agony, don't sleep and can't afford the medication they need?
If your country doesn't have a trusted health service, then you should be doing everything in your power to protect yourself and the others around you. As a common courtesy to fellow humans.
I know you're smart and know all the health and safety info but certain people are getting complacent and it's important to share reminders.
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Teaching your kids to sew is an amazing life skill to have and I'm incredibly grateful to my Granny who taught me how to sew when I was younger.
By the time I was 14 I was 6'0 tall so you can imagine the unpicking of hems that had to happen! I ended up learning how to make clothes until clothes companies realised tall ladies existed and had money also 🤣.
So feel free to make this DIY pencil case experience truly something they will remember. You might not receive the gratitude until they're adults, but it will come!
Did You Find any DIY Pencil Case Tutorials That Would Suit Your Kiddo?
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