Ready for School!

Tomorrow the kids head back to school!  They're excited....I'm not really.  I love the relaxed pace of summer and am not really looking forward to making lunches and getting the kids out the door in the morning.  But, I know it'll be good to be back in routine and maybe, just maybe, the house will stay clean for more than 5 minutes :)

I made a couple pouches for the older kids who needed earbuds and USBs this year and a pencil case for my oldest who doesn't like her pens and pencils mixed up with all the stuff in her pencil box (I think I need some of her organization rubbed off on me!).

They have no excuse to lose these now!

Anneke gave me this fabric one year for my birthday.  So fun for this project.
A fun zipper pull made with our beading supplies.

Oh, and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to make more time for sewing and quilting now!  :)


  1. Those are awesome Suzanne! And some beautiful quilting there underneath too. :)

  2. The little pouches are such a good idea!! Sure beats the plastic containers I bought :)
    What did you use for the name lables - permanent marker?

  3. those are such fun pouches! love the grey fabric, and I love how you used her gift to you to make a pouch for her :)

  4. I feel the exact same way about the start of school.:)

    The pouches look great! I adore the pencil pouch...that fabric is perfect for it.

  5. They all turned out great! Especially love the fun zipper pull.

  6. I like how Anneke's pouch matches the inside of her pencil case. I was also wondering though, what did you use for their name-tags?

    1. I'm not actually sure what it is, Rhea. It came in an old box of sewing supplies from someone. It was very stiff and finished on the edges so I just cut it and sewed it in.