Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Preparing for Christmas

(but not how you think!)

Heck, no. I am not organised enough to be even thinking about Christmas for the most part. This is total self interest on my part!

Last year Santa at the local shopping centre, off his own bat with no renumeration from me, told our then 5 and 1/2 year old that he wasn't old enough for a Nintendo DS. What a legend you are, Santa! But of course he is now 6 and wanting one badly as is his 4 year old brother. But then his 2 year old sister wouldn't miss out so for hubby and I, it is just too hard at the moment.

Solution? Mummy had matyred herself once again and undertaken the responsibility of DS ownership and the allocation of playtime to offspring. Well, someone has got to do it.

So Santa has been to the mid year toy sales (smart man) and, from what I hear, knows that I love red!

So I have just made up a Nintendo DS pouch using the tutorial by Tracy.
Used up a bit more of a vintage fabric that I love but have nearly finished. Sniff.
Used the thickest wadding that I have because I can be clutzy and I have kids.
I also put 2 snaps on rather than 1 just to keep it more snuggly tethered.

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009
Inside includes pockets for game chips

Little Boozle 2009
Dream sequence...if I am getting one, I'd love a red one, Santa! Wink, wink!

But I guess I'll just have to keep being a good girl for the rest of the year and see what is in my stocking on Christmas morning, hey?


Peta said...

The sacrifices a mother must make! Seriously though, the pouch looks great!

Lou's Mum said...

Oh I have the same dilemma. 6yo wants a DS. *Fortunately* a few years ago Santa decided mummy deserved a PSP, so for now I've been abating him with short stints on that. But I'm considering telling Santa that it's time for the boy to have his own. I'm going to knit myself a PSP case though. Your pouch looks great :)