Monday, February 29, 2016

Solving the Pencil Bag Issue for the Big Girl

One day it finally registered with me that Genevieve was carrying her school pencils in a ziploc bag, punctured by their points and ugly as those bags always are.  I asked her if she wanted me to make her a pencil bag.  Yes! And since she was playing with the baby, she gave me carte blanche to pick the fabrics, too.  Fun! I suddenly had an inspiration and asked her if it would be helpful if the bag was on a big elastic that held it in place on her binder. Oh yes!  Fortunately I had some frilly yellow elastic on hand - I thought I might see if I could make some sagging knee socks stay up.  But in the meantime, Genevieve has a sweet little pencil bag that is convenient and much nicer to look at than a filmy, pockmarked plastic bag.   

I realized that I haven't been blogging about my kitchen work.  I believe it's mostly because Phoebe is urgently hungry at meals, so I feel pleased to just get food on the table and into her mouth and I don't have much time to photograph anything (I like to put pictures with my posts).  I'm going to try to be more deliberate about that.


jenny_o said...

So pretty and so useful. Any girl would be pleased with that!

BLD in MT said...

Much better than ziplock! And, how did the elastic work on the saggy knee socks. This is a problem I've been lamenting lately. Have you tried it yet?

Polly said...

That is a sweet little bag! My go-to birthday gift for little people is a package of colored pencils, drawing pad, and homemade "face" pencil ba (button eyes, etc) in fun fabrics. It's so cute and a nice little gift!

Margo said...

BLD, I haven't tried to help the knee socks yet. But they're driving me crazy!

Polly, what an excellent gift idea! Love that it works for either gender, too.


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