This is a little crystals pouch I made for Tom's cousin, who turned 11 this weekend. She is really into crystals and gemstones, as are my kids, so A and K chose her a few and we made a little safekeeping pouch for them from silk. This silk was printed with the end-of-a-pencil eraser and some yellow ink. A wooden button and ribbon fastens the pouch, and it's lined in brown gingham for strength.
I like that the kids are so into gems because when I was little I found them fascinating. Also, fossils and rocks and shells from faraway places. It's strange how when we get older, we have to try harder to find the magic in these things. Well, I do, anyway.