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.