Monday, September 17, 2012

Birthday Month

I know a lot of people with birthdays in September. That includes myself and my husband. And also my nephew who is celebrating his third birthday today! I want to share with you what I made to give to my sweet nephew, Isaac. It's a pencil case. This choice was inspired by the fact that I knew my mother-in-law was giving him colored pencils. So something to store them in seemed like a good idea. Here it is:

The 'I' stands for Isaac. And the fabric choice was influenced by the fact that Isaac is obsessed with Toy Story. So obsessed that I can almost guarantee that "Toy Story" will be the first words out of his mouth when he opens it since it looks kind of like Woody's bandana. Luckily, the zipper I already had on hand (along with both fabrics actually) since my Grandma passed down her stash to me. That stash includes about 40 zippers of all lengths and colors. I am a very lucky girl.

I found the tutorial for this very simple pencil case here. And before I wrapped it, I stuck inside some stickers and an index card that said "fill me with PENCILS!" just to be sure he knew what to do with it.

What are some of your ideas for handmade gifts for the little kiddos in your life?


  1. Very cute! I think it would be fun to make a cape to give someone, but still haven't done it yet...

  2. Anonymous9/19/2012

    Happy Birthday, Kelsey! Happy late birthday to Isaac and early birthday to Ryan! I love the pencil case and I'm sure Grandma will too when I get a chance to show her your blog entry! Love, Mom

  3. Thank you Lindsay and mom! Lindsay, I think a cape is a great idea. I've thought about making lab coats but haven't looked into any tutorials.