I can’t believe school starts this week!
Nick is going back into kindergarten (second time’s a charm?) and I only have one more year until this one leaves the nest.
How did it happen so fast?
I’m in no hurry to rush it, but Abby is just BEGGING to be able to go to kindergarten like her big brother. She will go to pre-school for a few hours three times a week, but she doesn’t think that is enough.
Abby loves the idea of school. She likes to play school with her baby sister and her dolls and every day she asks me for scrap paper and a pencil so that she can practice her “spelling.” (which is just drawing letters randomly all over the place.) She has been leaving crayons and pencils and pens all over my desk and the kitchen table. The other day Penny got a hold of one of those rogue pencils and I before I grabbed it away I had visions of her tripping and putting it straight through her 19-month-old eye as she toddled around the house.
That’s why when Nicole of Ni-Chern Designs offered me a pouch to review the very first question I asked was
Would it work as a pencil case?
Nicole promised it would and she emailed us some pictures of fabric choices. I knew Abby would love her new pouch as soon as I read on the About section of Nicole’s Etsy shop that Ni-Chern literally means “little girl.” I let her pick and she chose a design with pink kitty cats, of course. My dear middle child is the girliest girl on the planet.
The package came just a few days later.
Abby was a little excited. Can you tell?
She literally said, “I love it.” and gave it a hug.
The fabric is super adorable and the zipper is strong and well-made. Although, I have to admit I was a little skeptical that the pouch was big enough to work as a pencil case. It was just so little and cute.
We put it to the test and I am happy to say that it does, in fact, hold several pencils, a small sharpener, safety scissors, a glue stick, a pink eraser, and crayons and still zips easily with room to spare. It’s the Goldilocks of pencil cases, just right for Abby’s school supplies.
I also love how the bright interior makes it easy to find what you are looking for as you dig for just the right color crayon.
I took the picture below to give you a better idea of the scale of the pouch.
Of course, you don’t have to use it for a pencil case. There are a million and one uses for pouches like these. Make up brushes? Feminine hygiene products? Hair ties? This little pouch is just as versatile as it is adorable.
But since I have school on the brain this week, I kept looking at the other items in Nicole’s shop and thinking Back-to-School thoughts.
Like how these bright, fun key fobs would be great to send house keys along with your bus riders.
And I wish I had a lanyard this cute back in my classroom days to display my teacher’s badge.
And this craft apron would have been awesome to hold my dry erase markers, behavior bucks, and other teaching supplies.
And it’s still on my wishlist to hold nails and my Kreg jig during our upcoming house projects.
Go ahead, click over and start drooling over the Ni-Chern Etsy shop for a while. I’ll wait.
Did you find something you liked? That was rhetorical. Of course you did.
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Happy back to school week from our family to yours!
Ni-Chern designs provided me with a pouch to review for this post. All opinions are my own.