Saturday 1 September 2012

Panda Pencil Case

So, I handmade this panda pencil case for my "niece" Clara. (She's my inverted-comma-niece because we are not blood-related, but she's my sister-from-another-mister's daughter). I used this tutorial for help with assembling the case and made the rest of the design up completely. Which is incidentally how I live most of my life...

It's a present for Clara's first day of school, which we Germans celebrate big. I have been informed by a reliable source that "niece" is currently panda-crazy. 

Well, guess what, I am now panda-crazy, too. Just in a completely different way. Because starting to make something with ears and eyes and a zipper and then having your sewing machine give up the ghost in the first quarter of that process does drive you somewhat bonkers... But for a hand-sewn first attempt, it ain't too terribly bad. Even if I say so myself.

Happy First Day Of School, Clara!!!

P.S.: Sorry about the cat hair....

© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. Cute! (and all my photos are covered in cat hair, too!)

  2. This is potentially the cutest thing I have seen all week! Good job.

  3. How pretty!!! She must have been so thrilled getting it!

  4. Your stuff is super cute! Great fabric choices! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Irene (Genesis Biosystems)


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