Anyway, I needed to use special fabric this weekend because Tall Small has gone away on a class residential trip for two nights, which is one night longer than she's ever done away from us before. Blimey. She has printed out photos, selected the perfect teddy to take with her, chosen some new slippers and jimjams (and I packed her thermal long johns because it's flipping freezing today and they'll be outside for hours). For my part I decided to make her a travelling drawing kit, having seen the pattern at JCasa ages and ages ago.
And Tiny Small needed one too - this is actually hers. There is a pocket for small pencils, another for stickers and a third for a notebook. I shifted the central pocket up because I like it better that way, though it did introduce an element of wonkiness that's not entirely pleasing. Mind you, it matches the dodgy topstitching. I promise that in real life it is fairly straight but the pencils pulled it out of shape, That's my story, anyway.
Tall Small's is identical inside but has the cover guarded by some wise old owls. I do love the owls and the birds very much indeed.
The original called for a memo pad but I have a soft spot for mini moleskines and very slightly modified the pattern so I could fit one in. They're perfect for drawing pictures on yourself with your big sister when you miss her
and for listing all the games you'll play together when she comes home again.