Monday Made It July 27: sewing, tech, and a giveaway

8:23 AM Sarah Koves 4 Comments

Sadly this is my first Monday Made It of summer vacation, which is more than half over.

I spent some time of Etsy this past week; well, I wasted some time anyways.  I found a ton of super cute pencil bags.  I decided to try my hand at one.  

I stumbled upon this little gem of a website in the process and wasted another hour or so.

Amber's Pencil Case Tutorial was exactly what I wanted to make.

I used her tutorial on box corners since it has been some time since I did these.




The pig one is for my oldest for back to school.


I've made three so far and got zippers yesterday to make two more.  Then my dear friend's daughter bought fabric and zipper for me to make her one.

Maybe I should give one away...thoughts?




I have started a YouTube Channel.  I have recorded two of my Periscopes and posted them.
I am still working on getting the focus and sound right.

The first one is my unboxing from my Oriental Trading Company Blogger Program Box.



The second one is a walk through of what is in my student data binder.



I made my oldest clean her room and made her a window seat from a tall, skinny bookshelf we cleaned off when we pulled books out for my classroom.


It looked pretty bad at first, but she got rid of four garbage bags of stuff.  I moved all the YA novels out of her room, so I can take them to school, which freed up a lot of space.  She doesn't have much in the way of clothes left, so back to school shopping will be fun.


I'd say it was a fairly genius use of the book shelf that was bought for me when I was her age.  I am getting some bins this week to go under it, and we will make her a cushion too.

Lastly I made a new game (an am giving it and a map away)

My classroom is a place where maps are used and created on a regular basis; there is just something about them that make my students and I happy.  We create them and use them on a daily basis.

I hate folding maps in my car and can never get them back the way they first were in the package.  Scrunch Map solves that problem. These maps are made of a coated fabric that is tear and water resistant.  What more could you ask for in a product for your classroom?



This game is currently free on my Teachers Pay Teachers store, so be sure to stop and grab it.  I used the Scrunch Map and some glass stones from the craft store.


A sample card

You can enter to win a Scrunch Map of your own
from Round World.







“This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or  experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the  company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation  was received for this review.”


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