Sent to Kaelin, as part of Pretty Little Pouch swap: Clutch pouch with magnetic snap. Kaelin (The Plaid Scottie) had a lot of little purses in her swap mosaic so that gave me the shape idea. I went through her galleries and profile in the usual secret stalking way for favourite colours and patterns plus she had dropped some hints about green, houndstooth and bows in her swap info- all very helpful!
I love doing the research and finding all the different fabrics. It takes me a while but it is an enjoyable and creative activity. The little bow are detachable- I found the idea at How About Orange
I stuffed the bag full of goodies: houndstooth scarves for Madmen moments, fabric, chocolate, tape measure. She did a funny blog entry with a great little pic of the bag living in Beauty's castle along with Cogsworth and Lumiere- check it out here. I madea scrappy piece of fabric for the pouch pieced using the idea in this tutorial by Lady Harvatine. Added the stitches and then cut out the bag shapes.
This was a little sketch book and cover for Anne of Film and Thread. She so kindly sent me a big box of stamps that she no longer used and I wanted to give her soemthing back.. She is a talented sketch and she likes to be out on the move so I wanted something small and portable.
Simple little shape with a couple of little vintage spool blocks.
I thought the turquoise/yellow ripple looked like the sort of marbled lining paper that you used to find in hand made books.
It is happily with its owner.
Happy weekend x