Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Lotus Pond Glasses Case
My little Bear started wearing glasses just over a year ago. She wasn't much over six months old when we noticed that she had a lazy eye, but her doctor was kind enough to hold off on ordering her glasses until she was three years old and had some chance of keeping them on. When I think of how irresponsible I was with my own glasses as a child, I've been pretty impressed with how quickly and calmly Bear accepted her pair as a part of life. It may have something to do with the fact that my little sweetheart is blind as a bat without them. Everyone from the eye doctor to his nurse to the guy selling the shockingly thick pair of lenses to us at Costco kept insisting, "Make sure she wears them all the time. She really needs them."
Those of you who have children who wear glasses know that those lenses stay clean for approximately fifteen minutes out of every day, so we've learned to keep a large supply of lens wipes on hand to help with the constant smudging. Bear has been begging me to sew a case for her glasses, preferably one with a compartment for wipes too. I was thinking through ideas of how I wanted to design it, when it suddenly occurred to me that all I had to do was enlarge my key pouch tutorial from earlier this month. And the rest is history.
All the prints in this project come from Lotus Pond, Rae Hoekstra's adorable new collection for Cloud9 Fabrics. I've been excited about this fabric since I saw the first images months ago, and it's even better in person. I love her color choices (nowhere else have I seen that perfect shade of kelly green) and those sweetly whimsical illustrations. I'll definitely be buying more of this collection in the months to come.
Two yards of Feather River from Birch Fabrics is still up for grabs until Friday night, so stop by my Giveaway Day post to get your name in the drawing if you haven't done it yet. I've had so much fun getting to know more of you this week through your comments on that post. Meet me back here on Friday, and I'll have a winner for you!