Monday, 17 February 2014

Boxing Day!

Apologies for the kiss of death to the lovely weather by celebrating with a giveaway and instantly bringing back the rain; but I did make the most of it yesterday by getting some pics of my recent stitchery, so that makes it OK, yes?!

Well after the success of my first #psboxypouch, last week I tried experimenting.

My first revolved around the zipper.  I wanted to use one of my metal zips for so long, so I scaled down the pouch to fit...


It is pretty tiny, c. 3"x 3"x 5" but will actually hold, for example, my camera and cable, should I wish to take them somewhere in comfort.  I used some of my scrappy haul from Jessie and a very old piece of It's A Hoot to line it, so all good.

I then got a bit more practical.

It's my sister's birthday soon, and she may have escaped to the other side of the world, but she doesn't get to avoid the annual handmade thingumyjig, and so this year she gets my latest crush too...


Love this one.  It is about an inch smaller all round than the pattern, I figured more suitable for sticking in her school bag, and the colour combo may become a new favourite too.  Once again, all from stash.

Making these without the QAYG panels is so, so quick, simple and satisfying, but don't just take my word for it!

And talking of QAYG, today I made the outer of a Perfect Quilted Tote; (Elizabeth is updating her patterns at present, but I am sure this one will be back in her store at some point).  The lining is all cut, and if the weather keeps the half-term holiday-makers indoors again, I may even get it finished.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, so it was your fault I paddled across the carpark this morning, good to know...

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  2. Well these both look fab, great work :o)

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  3. I love the turquoise measuring tape fabric. The thicker fabric works well with those pouches.
    I used a teeny bit on my Mega Pinnie bit the rest I am saving.

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  4. I love the teeny pouch! The pouch for your sister isn't too shabby either :)

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  5. That colour combo is fantastic :)

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  6. Love the colours you've used for the pouch for your sister, they are gorgeous! I bought the tote bag pattern too and I'm itching to make one, but alas, no time! Work - boo….

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  7. Gorgeous pouches!
    P.S. *looks round to make sure no one is listening* *whispers* The sun is back...

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  8. Oh wow that first one is so blimmin cute!

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  9. I'm in love with your sister's pouch. That's one super make!

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  10. Great makes! Who doesn't love a bit of boxy pouch in their life?!

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  11. Love both pouches but that metal zip is perfection!!

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  12. I really admire how clever you are at adapting pouch patterns - these are lovely.

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  13. Oh, that first little boxy pouch is so darn cute ~ love those metal zippers ~ thanks for the link to the tutorial!

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  14. Love these cute little boxy pouches and that measuring tape fabric is awesome. I'm heading over to check out the pattern.

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  15. These look fun. I especially like the aqua ruler fabric.

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  16. I love a boxy pouch and the metal zipper is the perfect touch

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