Saturday, April 28, 2012
Monster Math Pouch
Michelle Brummer Everett's new Monsterz collection for Cloud 9 Organic Fabrics brings new meaning to the word "cute." While my girls are normally a little fearful of monster prints, this one was met with squeals of glee. The scary factor is toned down quite a bit due to the fact that the critters look more like happy guinea pigs -- at least, that was my husband's first take on them. It was the perfect fabric for a little project I've been meaning to make: a pouch for my oldest daughter's math flash cards.
The outside of the pouch is Monsterz Mash in Pink, and I lined it in Spotlight in Pink -- using an extra strip for the wrist strap. I topped it with a bright green zipper which gives a great pop of color. I've only used white zippers before on my pouches, but seeing the effect of this one makes me want to go out a buy a whole rainbow's worth for future projects.
In our house, flash cards disappear down a black hole as soon as they leave the box; I honestly don't know how it happens so fast. I figured that if I could make a nice little pouch to keep them in, they might be spared a little longer than five minutes. So far, that theory seems to be working. Bunny is so excited to carry the pouch around with her, that she's keeping the flash cards safely inside or even -- shock of all shocks -- taking them out to practice with them from time to time. Hallelujah.
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