Anna and I both had a great relationship with the nurses at her elementary school. (Trust me, this is somewhat related.) With last year being the first year of middle school, Anna had to spend the year getting to know new nurses. In addition, because we all want her to become more independent, I didn't communicate with the nurses as much as I had at the elementary school.
So during the school year, here's what the nurses learned about me from Anna:
- I get up at 9:00 in the morning. (Yes, but only on weekends! Or in the summer.)
- I drink a lot of diet soda. (True.)
- I like to read Stephen King books. (True.)
Man, I was like, "Anna, did you tell them how I always get you to school and dance on time, and how I cook dinner five times a week and you always have clean clothes to wear and how I help you with your homework when you need help?"
I don't remember the first Stephen King book I read but I plowed through whatever I could find at the library when I was in high school and I've been reading his books ever since. When I saw this fabric made to look like his book covers, I had to have it. And I thought it was perfect for my little wristlet.
I had to fussy cut the fabric to make the most of the book covers. As I've mentioned before, I'm a slow cutter. I'd rather take the time upfront to get my pieces perfect. Sewing is so much easier when the pieces all fit together.
Here's the other side of the wristlet:
I was so, so happy with how this turned out! I even put a little pocket on the inside which was the perfect size for my license, credit card and some cash.
Pattern: I have a notebook where I write out my patterns or make notes on pattern adjustments. I didn't need to use a "pattern" for this wristlet as it is essentially a zippered pouch. Once you know how to sew a zippered pouch, you can make all sorts of things without having to buy patterns.
Hardware (the clasp on the handle): When I cleaned out my closet a couple of months ago, I had some bags that needed to be tossed. They were either faux leather/plastic from 25 years ago and peeling or smaller crossbodies that had pockets for cell phones from 1999. I cut off all the usable hardware before I said goodbye and that's what I ended up using on the wristlet. Those bags may have been junk but at least some part was able to be salvaged.