All of the Kindergartners at Miss C.'s Catholic school are paired up with 6th graders at the beginning of the year. The big kid buddies sit with their Kindergarten buddies at mass on Friday mornings and help them out at assemblies and other programs at school.
Miss C. is blessed to have a wonderful buddy this year: Miss M. When the school year first started and Miss C. was having a tough time adjusting, Miss M. would come by the classroom every Friday morning before mass with a tiny gift or treat for her. She says "hi" to her whenever they pass in the hallway. And I've even spotted them holding hands on the way to mass on Friday mornings.
I know that my little girl has a great love for her buddy, so I thought it might be nice for her to give Miss M. a special gift before school lets out for Christmas break. A zippy pouch seemed like an age-appropriate gift. I don't know too many sixth grade girls, but I figured most girls and women love zippy pouches so I can't really go wrong, right?
With that in mind, I raided my stash and came up with a large scrap of Heather Ross Kelp Garden print in a light pink, some tiny scraps of a coordinating striped print, and a pretty yellow for the lining. A quick search of my Pin boards yielded the perfect zip pouch tutorial from Make It Perfect. I hopped on over to JoAnn's the next morning to pick up a bright red zipper and I was ready to go.
The zip pouch came together in a snap. I spent most of a nap time and part of an evening cutting, quilting and sewing it up (I also added a little strap on one side). And I just love how it turned out – especially those zipper tabs. I've never tried them before and I'm hooked! I don't know that I'd ever make a zip pouch again without them, they really give it a finished look.
And of course, this is just one more thing I can cross off of my adjusted 100 Day Hustle list. Woot!
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