I saw a blog post about making felt hearts to give to someone who might be nervous about a new situation and I though that it would be perfect for the first day of kindergarten. So with a scrap of felt, embroidery floss, and some stuffing I whipped up a pocket heart for Sasha. I told him a story about making it from my heart and that I would know when he squeezed it if he was nervous. So on the first day of school he grabbed it on his own, while we were running out the door. The first thing that he reported when I picked him up was that he didn’t need it. The next day we searched the house in a panic to find his pocket heart before we left, and again he reported at pick up that he didn’t need it. On the third day he started crying in the line up because he forgot it, so home I went to get it and bring it back to the school. Note to self, make a couple of these and stash them in the car and purse.
If you want to make one for someone that needs a little love in their pocket see the attached PDF pattern.