Thursday, September 27, 2012

back to school sewing

I ordered a mini bundle of fabric from bloomerie.  They have the cutest little bundles and pre cuts of assorted fabrics.  I like that some of the bundles are a mixed grouping of fabric and not all just from one specific fabric line.  I ordered the summer breeze bundle back when it was summer time and it just sat and looked pretty on my table until right before the start of school.  That's when I had the time and the notion to get a project going!
I made some pencil pouches for my girls for back to school.  It was so fun to mix and match the stack of fabrics and pair up the different prints.  (all the fabrics are from the summer breeze bundle except the yellow and white print...that was in my stash.  It came from Joann's)
Each pouch is a little bit different, in either size or embellishment...but that was what made these so fun to make.  I just did what I wanted to do without worrying about it.  (note to self:  do that more often!)
And if you know me at all, you know I only have 2 girls and since I made three pouches, that meant there was one left over for me!  I'll show you later, how I'm using mine!
And before you start to scold me, I did not leave my boy out.  I just knew he wouldn't want a girly pencil pouch.  Instead, he got a lego mini figure holder.  I put pencils (lego ones!!) in it for back to school, but he decided to use it for his extensive mini- fig collection!
Here's our breakfast bar all set up for the first day of school.  I've got kiddos in 5th grade, 10th grade and 12th grade this year!  The little dishes are holding their vitamins...their daddy faithfully lays those out for them every. single. morning.  They are not thrilled about that...but one day they will appreciate the sweetness of it.
 When I ordered summer breeze, I also ordered another fabric bundle (I'm not seeing that one on the website anymore)...but I'm thinking I need to find some time to make a table runner for autumn! Aren't these just the best colors for right now?! This stack of fabrics is just begging to be worked with!  I hope you find some time to work on something that makes you happy!


Plain and Joyful Living said...

I really admire your sewing skills - it is something I really lack - your pencil cases are beautiful.

Yarny Days said...

Lovely work! You are really good at this. I wish I could sew as well. It is truly such a precise skill.

Tracy said...

LOVE the pencil pouches... such pretty fabrics too, Lisa! Thank you for the fabric tip, I'd not come across that site before. And I just love that your husband puts out the vitamins for the kids... I got all teary over that! :o) Hope you all have a great school year now! Good to catch up with you! I've been offline a few days having some fun, just now surfacing! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Jess @ Bloomerie said...

Oh my goodness! Those pencil pouches are so cute. What a creative way to use fat sixteenths!

wayside wanderer said...

Those are the cutest things! Whenever you show the cute things you make it makes me want to learn to sew. I know. You should have a give away! :) And I should win. :) :) (Look how tacky I am. I'm ashamed of myself. Kinda sorta.)

Anonymous said...

You always make the best, prettiest and most practical sewn things!

From All Stitched Up said...

I love the pencil cases and the different color combinations. Also the vitamins set out - what a nice treat. Isn't back to school time fun! Can't wait to see what you do with the black and orange.

Christina said...

Oh, those are charming! I hope your new school year is wonderful!

Kristyn Knits said...

The fabric you chose for the pencil pouches is cheerful! Love how you set the table for the first day of school. Everyone needs a bright surprise on the first day back.