Yes, it broke! Of course it did!!!! Need I say more about the quality of THINGS lately? Before school my daughter had her heart set on a kids OMG sequin pencil case. I was thinking, hmmm how long is this going to last? We were in a hurry….3 kids school supplies.. ok ok. Get it done! A month later though the stitching started coming out. “Mom, I need a new pencil case for school.” ugh… I knew it! She wanted to replace it with an even more bedazzled case but I spotted this heavy duty one hanging up in the same section.
It is super durable, made with a heavy duty fabric and strong zipper. I had to talk it up because I knew she wasn’t going to like it. I could tell it was just hanging up for the moms! No kid wants this! “We will make it great, and you will love it.” I kept saying. My girl was not a happy camper. Sad eyed and skeptical, I finally convinced her.
Once we had it home I wrote her initials lightly on the case with pencil. I wrote the letters as if I was drawing so I could get a good fit. Markers would be drawn on top and so I wasn’t worried about how perfect it was. I also knew that the pencil markings could be erased on this fabric.
When I was a kid I was obsessed with bubble letters and hand lettering! Free-hand bubble art was huge in the 80’s and my fascination 🙂 but here I really didn’t want to mess up! Instead of free-hand, I bubbled around the initials in caps.
I handed it to my daughter to color with her fabric markers.
This kid has always been really artsy. You’re right, those are fake tattoos and drawings all over her arm. 🙂 She comes up with the coolest graphics when she is coloring. I expected she might come out of the lines in some spots so I took a THICK sharpie and outlined the Initial bubbles.
I let her go crazy on the back and draw and color whatever she wanted. She was thrilled with the result. It’s not perfect and it’s not meant to be! She was happy to color her new pencil case and make it her own. I asked her if she wanted to add sequins……she said “OMG no!! I love it just like that!” haha 🙂
We are bringing bubble letters out of the 80’s! Now I just need some Ziggy stickers!! Bubbling up Everything Karupped 🙂 My bubbling video(me bubbling this pic!) in time lapse is on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages! Click the social media icons next to my profile picture to get there.
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