Lucy, who is 9, came home from school yesterday proudly waving her “Pen Licence”. It looks just like a driving licence, with a photo and everything, and means that she is now allowed to use a fountain pen instead of a pencil at school. One (pink) fountain pen duly purchased, all that she needed was a pencil case.
I had seen a lovely boxed pouch over at Mommy’s Nap Time, and Emily very kindly shared some tips with me this morning on the best way to go about making one. I still managed to totally stuff up my first attempt, of course. It’s not completely useless, but is really wide and shallow and not quite the look I was going for. I’m sure Lucy will find a use for it though. She does seem to have an endless requirement for little bags to put stuff in.
|Attempt number one. A bit flat!|
I had another go, of course, and ended up with something much better. I think that what I really needed was a much longer zip. I only had 9 inch ones and that made it a bit complicated. I used this tutorial, and the pouch is properly lined with all the seams hidden. I also made her a little tiny matching drawstring pouch to keep her cartridges in. What a good mummy I am!
|much more what I was going for!|
Also this week I basted my mum’s quilt, with the obligatory help from the cat.
I’ve started hand-quilting it in a whole load of different patterns and colours of thread. I’m really enjoying it – the variety gets rid of the tedium factor nicely!