Monday, 30 April 2012

Zakka Style SAL week 5 - Pencil Case

I almost forgot to post!  I was so busy yesterday afternoon, ironing, oh the joy, that I forgot to post and I also forgot to upload my photos, so you're missing the final photo here! 
Zakka Style Sew Along

Once again I joined in the Zakka Style Sew Along.  You can find the linky here and this week's host Kerry is here.

This week's challenge is a little pencil case.  I liked the look of this and I really do need a pencil case for my bag as I carry a huge bucket of a bag and things just disappear into its cavernous depths.  There's no hope for a skinny little pen.  Once again, I used some grey linen and my precious scraps of Bliss and Ruby, though I think these are all Bliss.

The pattern was great, really easy to follow and it works so well.  But I have a major, major gripe (don't I always).  

See how lovely it looks when it's done up?  Well guess what, if you put pencils in it, or even some pens, you can't do it up!

It's not big enough!  And what good is a pencil case you can't put pencils in?? 

So, once again, I'm going to have to make another one!  I'm going for a different style though, so watch this space!  I'm going to use this little baby for my crochet hooks on the go as I really do think it's sweet.  And that's the photo I forgot!

Right, I'm off to calculate prices for various weights and dimensions of polymers now, I know, exciting isn't it?  I did a load of sewing this weekend so I'll be back soon, unless I forget of course.  My apologies to my non-sewing readers, I haven't been doing much else recently and I know it must be getting boring for you, but I'll be taking weeks 7 and 8 of the SAL off, so I'll try and cram some crochet or embroidery or something in then.



Sandra :) said...

You must have mutant pencils, sheesh!! ;)

This is exactly why I like to do a trial run first, or to see a review - to get the kinks ironed out! I'll be careful when I make it, to make sure it's long enough - thanks for letting us know!

Liz DandeliondD said...

Hello from your newest Follower.
Great pencil case.
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I just added my blog to their link up, if you fancy a looksy.
Kind regards

Allie said...

Well at least you can still use it for your crochet hooks - it sure is a sweet case!

Amy DeCesare said...

I'm really glad I saw this post BEFORE I made my own. Not only will I check the length, but yours is very sweet and motivates me to get sewing!

Truly Myrtle said...

Very cute even if it doesn't work! Crochet hooks sound perfect. Better luck with the next one.... I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the fabrics you used! I nearly used the same range! But what I di do was make my cases for crochet hooks! its perfect for them!

Beth said...

I love the fabrics you chose.

Anonymous said...

Ha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who messes up nice projects :o/ I like your fabric choice though and you surely put the case to good use anyway :o)

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh, what a pain! I was planning to make this for my ONE crochet hook, so doing it up won't be a problem :) It is frustrating though. Still, you have a very nice holder for your crochet hooks.

The Dotty One said...

That's really cute! So annoying its the wrong size though!

Amorette said...

i love your gray linen! maybe it could be used as something else? do pens fit in it? or emery boards?