Eldest son has had a serious case of the I wants recently. I decided it is about time he learned the value of money. Since we're in the wrong era for shoving him up the nearest chimney to earn his daily bread, I thought he could at least budget his spending money. Well, he could if we gave him any.
So, we've entered the pocket money era - £1 each Saturday (plus bonuses from the tooth fairy). Is that stingy? I asked what he was planning to spend it on. He said bread. Swift chat about not having to be totally self sufficient on his income. Now he wants to buy Lego.
The problem (well, apart from only being able to add numbers under 10) is keeping his loot away from the thieving fingers of his little brother. That kid is better than a metal detector at finding cash. A purse of some kind seemed in order.
The digger motif was a special request from the prospective owner. Don't look too closely at it - it contains my first ever zip (put in without a zipper foot as my machine doesn't have one). The customer seemed pretty happy anyway - think he's looking for extra loot in there!