The Back to School supplies are out in the stores! I absolutely love looking through them to see what's new each year. (Maybe this is a habit left over from my years of teaching school.)
There were several choices of day planners out. I chose the one you see above because it had pretty colors and the months had tabs so I could find them easily. It is also small enough to fit in my purse. I paid $4.97 for it. Look at the pretty cover. It looked like fabric to me.
Next up is this "slap ruler" for $1.97. You can give it a little slap and it will curl around your wrist. It comes in handy for quick measuring. I wouldn't use it with my rotary cutter, but it's nice for other things. Because it can be worn like a bracelet, it might be something you could take along to the store to measure design repeats, trim, and things like that.
This pencil case is a bargain for 47 cents! It has a little slide out "drawer" that can be snapped shut. It's the perfect size for......
These ring bound index cards can be closed with the elastic band at the bottom. The label peels off to reveal a modern quilt design on the cover. It's perfect for carrying your fabric samples and information about your quilts in progress. $1.97
This nifty little clip board is very simple and is only $1.44. Clipboards are great for holding instructions for your projects.
This wonderful little Ott Light (it's only about 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"). It has a clip on the back and opens up to reveal a LOT of light! It normally costs $19.99, but I had a half-off coupon. It fits in my purse perfectly. What a great deal for $10!
This cute little "trinket tray" was in the $1 rack at Michael's. I usually put my empty spools beside the sewing machine so I can rewind them. This little owl is perfect for holding them and a few stray pins while I'm sewing.
He was so cute, I just had to find a use for him! $1 is in my price range, too!
Last on the list is this 3-D note board that uses dry erase markers. My husband and I keep a running shopping list and write notes to ourselves about things we need to do, etc. You can't really tell by the photo that this looks 3-D, but it does. This was in the school supply aisle for $6.50.
Maybe your school supply aisle has a few tools you can use with your sewing. Look through them with a mindset of "what other uses could this have?" It's fun! You might find what will become your favorite sewing tool!
Until next time......