I am really starting to love using my planners. I bought one for the first time in a long time last year and I really enjoyed making lists, checking things off and generally seeing what was coming ahead of time. One thing I have not loved, though was not having a way to easily transport all my stuff from the kitchen counter (where it normally lives) to the kitchen table (where the magic happens). I had to gather the pens, planner, and anything else I wanted to use. This often took more than one trip, because I would forget something. 😉
So, when the blog hop came up for this beautiful When Skies are Gray Fabric from Simple Simon and Company, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. A tote for all my planner stuff, and some pretty accessories to go along with it.
I ended up making a tote, a portfolio to hold my pens and a little zipper pouch that perfectly holds washi tape and opens wide so you can see all the different kinds you have in there. Because we all know you have more than one, right?
I’m not sure if I will publish the tote or portfolio patterns. They still need some tweaking and I’m not sure there is a demand for them. But, I do have the washi tape zipper pouch tutorial ready to go!
Originally I was going to go mostly black and white and gold with this project, but the pink prints in this line stole my heart and ended up being the focus of my projects. Isn’t that little gold umbrella just awesome?
I’m so excited for this line to be available in stores, and if you head over the Simple Simon and Co’s website, they have a giveaway going on for a fat quarter bundle!! Plus, they have links to all the other blogs participating in the Fabric tour and you don’t want to miss all the amazing projects people have made.
Thanks so much for stopping by!