Plan B took me a little while to formulate. I think working at a job away from the house has slowed my brain function a bit. Just a bit. I was able to remember a little etsy shop I discovered one day when perusing Catholic Icing. The shop is called St. Luke's Brush.
I asked about a favorite saint and was told St. Michael the Archangel. A few clicks of my mouse and a little emailing with the shop owner and I was the happy recipient of a beautiful wooden St. Michael. I wasn't satisfied, however. I just felt that I should MAKE something too. I flipped through my copy of Tin Cups and saw a reference to pocket saints. Apparently, during the first half of the 20th century, men carried little metal statues of Jesus, Mary or a saint in their pocket when they were away from home. I loved this idea for my little St. Michael. So I whipped up a little leather pouch that hooks around a belt loop. St. Michael fits inside, but so would a million other little odds and ends that boys tend to pick up on their journeys.
Happy First Communion!