I think my first love was the typewriter. We had an old one in our attic which i used to play with all the time. We all used it to type up letters and reports. (Well, I doubt my brothers used it much. They either paid one of us to type their papers or had a girlfriend to it….)

I had a toy typewriter. It was blue plastic and, looking back, I think it was my favorite toy growing up. You might remember the typewriter bags Annie made me. So when I saw this fabric at Hawthorne Threads I decided I needed it.

My youngest son graduated from 8th grade and I felt I wanted to give a parting gift to his teachers. I used this pattern to make these zippered pouches from Noodlehead.  I used twill tape and added a key clip.

I grabbed as many zippers as I could find in my stash and love the contrast color!

I’ve had typewriters on the brain lately. I remember my friend Liz from Made In Lowell (her blog is Mill Girl) talking about having her typewriter serviced at the same time David McCullough’s typewriter was being serviced (at least, I think that’s how the story goes.) Can you imagine? The shop is Cambridge Typewriter  and check out the blog, too! Isn’t it fun just to see the typewriter fonts?

I went in search of our old typewriters in my mom’s basement. But I bet we tossed them long ago. Recently, Annie brought home her artwork (which will be a separate post) and I saw her print, which made me think about the print I made in high school.

Yes, there it is! Our old typewriter! I am thinking that it might make a fun print for a bag and hope to play around with it.

Do you have a typewriter lurking around your house – or perhaps one that is still in use? I’m jealous if you do!