Fabric Planner Accessories from When Skies are Gray Fabric

 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!

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  • Vicki
    January 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    ADORABLE! You should definitely publish these! I need all of them – and in the exact fabrics you used! 🙂

  • Grandma Deb
    January 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Beautiful! I love the idea of planning and and organizing your projects. Perfect!

  • M and M plus 3
    January 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Cutest fabrics! Would you mine sharing the pattern you used for the tote?

  • Ayelet
    January 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I would LOVE to see patterns for the tote and pen case!

  • Kelly
    January 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    So cute & practical! Would love the tote & pen book pattern!

  • cghundley
    January 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I love your washi tape
    holder and would like
    the portfolio pattern
    as well! Too cute and
    so fun to use.
    Carla from Utah

  • Bria
    January 19, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Patterns for the whole set would be wonderful! Such a great idea!

  • Bria
    January 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Patterns for the whole set would be wonderful! Such a great idea!

  • Yvette Niesel
    January 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Your tote bag is yummy! Are you going to give us a tutorial for it? Pretty please with whipped cream and a cherry on top?!?

  • Allison CB
    January 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Very cute – are there patterns for the tote? she asked wistfully…..

  • Lynne Tilley
    January 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Ditto on the tote tutorial !! Please please please. It's just so cute, and love the outer slip pocket. Please??? 🙂 🙂

  • Mara
    January 20, 2017 at 9:29 am

    So adorable, I would love a tutorial on how you made the portfolio to hold pens as well, just in case you do decide to make one, I would love it. 🙂

  • disney@heart
    January 25, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Adorable and yes please share the tote and portfolio pattern, I am dying to make a set for my daughter in college. She is in Virginia and we live in Napa CA and would love to get this set as happy mail. What could I send you from Napa to entice you. Oh and I would gladly pay for the patterns anything, I just love all of it.Thank you for sharing the wash holder, making that as soon as fabric arrives.