Eeeee! I made it! It certainly took a long time, and I hope that the next one is a little more straight-forward, but I got a lot of pleasure from the delicate stitching, cutting and piecing together. The front pockets can fit small pencils and crayons for the craftily-inclined three year old. (These are scented markers - very cool!) I've posted this to the shop already and hope to make more soon.
By the way, thanks for all your words of encouragement -it's been lovely having a cheersquad!