Just recently I happened upon a new blog; Dapple and Grey, I can’t remember how but I did. Amber was holding a giveaway of Patchwork Please and I couldn’t resist entering, and would you believe I won!
The book arrived a week or so ago and I’ve been browsing the pages thinking about what to make. I was quite taken by the Vintage Style pencil case and knowing that I needed to organise a birthday present for my niece overseas I thought that would make a good starting point.
I dug out some scraps that I thought would work well for pencils and some linen left over from a pair of trousers I bought from the charity shop last year for the Zakka Style sew along. (Somewhere I have yardage of Essex linen, but in the moving of my fabric stash it has disappeared, I am really hoping that it hasn’t made it’s way to the charity shop when I was being ruthless in clearing out some not quilting cottons!)
I traced that pencil points from the book to paper piece with, I’m guessing that I wasn’t as accurate as I could have been as some of the ends aren’t perfectly straight.
Now containing some British sweets it’s off to Germany hopefully in time for her birthday.
I had suggested to my girls that these might make nice end of year teacher gifts but I’m not sure I want to make more just yet!
Oh and if anyone ever comes across those double pull zips that Ayumi uses on her pencil case then please let me know, they are so smart and I’d love some!
I’m linking up with the party over at Quiet Play: