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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Packing For Uni - A 'Must Have' Wash Bag

Less than a week to go till Flicky heads off to university at St Andrews, Scotland and we now know exactly where she'll be living, check this out, it's amazing!


It is, however, very tricky fitting your life into 2 suitcases - she's busy wondering how a girl's to manage to take only 16 pairs of shoes; I'm thinking wellies are all she'll need and she's not even taking them, but she is buying a new pair when she gets there!

There're a couple of other essentials that she's made room for in the case: her favourite quilt which is the first quilt I ever made;


and the pillowcases that I made for her earlier this year;




 and this week she decided she 'must have' a new wash bag ... so, of course, I obliged.


The laminate is Soul Blossoms Blue Velvet, Trailing Orchid by Amy Butler - it's super soft and incredibly shiny (so lots of reflection in this pics) and the lining is Mini Flamingos by Timeless Treasures



I like to think that she'll think of me every time she uses the bag, but the reality will probably be quite different, as it should be!

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26 comments:

  1. What a lovely lot of goodies she has to pack in her bag to keep from getting home sick.

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  2. Such beautiful creations! I love your wash bag! I need to try using laminate. It's so pretty.

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  3. Oh my goodness look at her University accommodation! I lived in a grotty flat down a sidestreet in the red light district in my first year! Such lovely colourful makes to take with her and make her feel at home x

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    1. What do you make of that for a uni house Gerti - can't quite believe it?! Wondering if she's got the room with two turrets or the open fire place or stained glass window, quite fancy living there myself!!! :)

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  4. I love your choice of colours and pattern and understand why your daughter wants lots of Made By Mummy things among the essentials for university.

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  5. Wow - that is so not enough luggage!!!

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  6. Is that gorgeous building her living quarters? WOW!!! All the lovelies she will be taking are like hugs from mum!!

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    1. It so is Vicki, though we don't know which room in it will be hers yet, how beautiful is it?! Looking forward to seeing it this weekend :)

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  7. 16 pairs of shoes ??? There are some interesting decisions ahead for Flicky before she gets on that plane :)

    Love the laminate wash bag.

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    1. She tells me today that she's whittled the shoes down further to 9 pairs (and they're just winter shoes - she'll take summer shoes back with her after Christmas). She's got everything into her two cases though which has totally amazed me, mind we'll buy toiletries/bedding/towels/books/stationery when we get there. At least she's in catered so we're not having to go down the 'equip a kitchen' route that we did with the two boys! :)

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  8. Flicky is taking some lovely things for sure... to her castle! And... I still can't believe that was your first quilt!!

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    1. It really is a castle isn't it Cynthia? I'm excited to see her room and check out her view, what a wonderful time she's going to have :)

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  9. I was lucky to have a mother like you daughter has. She will be very proud at you! Beautiful colors, fabrics and patterns. You are a pro!

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  10. I love the fabrics you have used for the washbag, they are so bright and bold! I'm working with someone at the moment who is about to start his 3rd year at St Andrews, he says it's amazing.

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  11. She's a lucky girl to have all of those wonderful handmade things to take with her. Love your fabrics and colors ... so cheerful!

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  12. Hi, I love where your daughter will be living and good luck! The things that you made are beautiful and you are talented. I love all the fabrics that you chose.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Such an amazing place to live in - love the pouch you have made for her too!

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  14. My friend went to that university, and they really look after the new students. I'm sure lots of her new friends will want some of her lovely handmade goodies too.

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    1. We're so impressed with how they're looking after her there Victoria, our two sons have both been through the Uni system in England but they didn't have a set up like this.

      It's funny that you say about her friends wanting my work, she's already had several requests for quilts so she's told me that I have to hurry up and open my online store so she can point them at that and she says she wants sales commission!!!

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  15. Wow! What an amazing Halls! Hope Flicky enjoys University, and I'm sure she will think of you and of home when she uses all of your lovely makes -although admittedly it won't be all the time! But it will be nice for her to have them when she's missing home every once in a while.

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  16. Cute bag Chrissie! I LOVE the flamingo fabric! How exciting for your daughter - and so lovely that she's taking so many things with her that you've made!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. that is a really great laundry bag. Flicky is surely lucky to be taking such pretty pieces of home!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. 16 pairs of shoes... LOL!!! The priorities we have at different stages of our lives. How wonderful for you, though, that Flicky's taking your first and her favourite quilt!!! I haven't heard the term wash bag used since I was a little girl just starting school. It looks great and I'm sure it's been well used.

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    1. Can you believe it Pam?! Lol to wash bag, I just thought everyone said it, living here in America now I should be well aware that I don't use the same words for things as everyone else!

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