Thursday, 15 December 2011

.Going....

Yikes!  Check out our chart today...back when we started our countdown to NZ it seemed like forever away, but time really did go sooooo fast and tomorrow we are off!!!
I am feeling semi-organised.  Have done a lot of the cleaning I wanted to (who wants to come home to a dirty house?) and have started pulling out clothes and other things we need to take away.

Strange as it sounds, I couldn't start getting organised until I had sewed a couple more little things...we are taking small suitcases as our carry-on bags and I had visions of having to be trying to contain textas, books, toys, food and other entertainment on the plane in the pocket in front of our seats because our bags would have to go in the overhead compartments.  So I decided to sew up a few bags to keep all of the plane entertainment together and easy to grab out of the bag...one each for the kids.

First of all, I made them each a zippered pencil case using my tutorial.
The applique on each one is part of some gorgeous panel fabric I bought a few weeks ago...love it!
 
Then I made each of the kids a Peek-A-Boy Toy Sack (using my tutorial again) to keep everything in...
 Just the perfect size to hold a few colouring in books, blank page art diaries, some snacks, little toys and of course, their new pencil cases!
And once I had finished sewing these a couple of nights ago, I felt ready - even though I still had a tonne of cleaning and organising and packing to do...at least the plane rides will (hopefully) be smooth sailing!
Happy holidays to you all!  I'll probably post now and then from New Zealand and keep you up to date with some of our adventures. xxx

8 comments:

Yvette @ Delightfully Tacky said...

OH they are so cute! I love the patterns!! My NY resolution (along with weightloss) is to learn to sew :) Hoping to make some things for my daughter :) Including santa sacks for next year :)

The Coull Family said...

Toni! Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday and Christmas!! What trendy little travellers the kids will be with those nifty little bags etc! Stay safe and can't wait to catch up in the new year and hear all about your big family adventure! Lotsa love xxx

The Kings said...

Very cute. Have an awesome time!

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Anonymous said...

Hope you all have a happy holiday Toni.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

Miss Amy - weepantz said...

Have a great holiday Toni ;) P.S. I was the totally embarassing, dorky girl who recognised you at the airport. ;p Hope your holiday was wonderful, might catch you stopping by on the way back :)

Sweet Living magazine said...

Wow! These are so gorgeous!

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