in polka dots.
Big surprise, right?
You KNOW how much I LOVE linen and I LOVE polka dots - so why shouldn't they be put together as much as possible. ;o)
This too cute for words pencil case is one of the projects in Patchwork, Please!
I needed a special birthday gift for a special little someone that will be starting school this fall and this project seemed the perfect answer. Now that the gift has been received, I figured it was safe to share it here. ;o)
I look at these teeny weeny pieced pencils and I marvel. First that they turned out so well (paper piecing is NOT something I've done very much of) and that they were easier than I had imagined. Huge thanks to Ayumi for her darling pattern and wonderful instructions. I would not have tackled this otherwise. LOL
As you may have noticed, I personalized my version of the pencil case. I used rubber stamps and fabric markers. Could it get any easier? ;o)
I also enlarged the sizes for the linen surrounding the paper pieced middle section of the pencil case. I found Ayumi's sizes weren't quite large enough for an unsharpened pencil to slide into. Not a big problem, I just knew that I didn't want the little hands that would be using this pencil case to get frustrated. ;o)
How's that stripe for a happy backing to the pencil case? Loving those bright colours and the simple wavy lines I quilted for contrast. I finished things off with a ribbon on the zipper pull and a bit of stamped twill tape in the side seam. No chance this pencil case will be confused with anyone else in Halle's classroom. :o)