Yesterday, having the choice of trimming more Retro Flower petals, urrrgh, or making something from start to finish; start to finish won!
I needed some happy sewing, because this weather is really starting to take its toll on me, I am getting grumpier by the day; I know it was sunny on Friday, but I was stuck indoors and that makes it worse!
So I opted for a double win - finally using some of my gorgeous Summersville fabric and the Keyka Lou padded pouch pattern I have been meaning to have a go at for ages.
I was going to use the black Summersville prints, but having pulled some flannel for the inner lining, I swapped to the turquoise without hesitation.
As with the wristlet pattern, this was really easy to follow. Piecing was a breeze until the final joining of the exterior and lining. We are talking at least 2 layers of wadding, interfacing, muslin, flannel and cotton layers to join without the circumference to run it round the machine arm.
I made the small version, so I am guessing that the larger sizes would be rather easier in comparison.
But look, boxed corners and flukily matching quilting...
A whole bunch of hardware I had forgotten I had, along with some perfect pink cord...
I swapped out the velcro from the pattern for the magnetic snap; I couldn't bring myself to stick a strip of the crinkly white stuff smack bang over those cute houses.
Lu challenged me to make something lovely before Retreat; something that wouldn't make her sob at the mess I'd made of her fabulous fabric, and I think I have succeeded; it made me feel happy and think of day trips and sunny holidays, even though the rain has kept on pouring.
In the absence of any sunlight, I turned to technology to make the pictures look nicer; thank you PicMonkey, you've done a nice job x