Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Two Pouches

When I enter swaps I spend a lot of time thinking of what I will make and none thinking what will come to me.  Yesterday, not one but two pouches in the post.   The first from Krista of Spotted Stone Studio
Wow, I am so lucky!  This was one of the first pouch to have a photo posted in the Pretty Little Pouch Swap on Flickr and I admired it straightaway. Great colours, hand stitches, beautiful fabrics, attention to little details- did you notice the little owl zip pull?  And lovely fabrics and handmade goodness inside.

Lining: behind the grey and orange pocket is a lovely yellow grid check.
Close up: I love that dotty tag and those citrus cross stitches, and the shot grey fabric is tactile and practical.  It is a biggie as well, big enough to store my Ipod, phone and mini change purse on a day out!  I love it Krista, thankyou so much!
And sneaking into the same postage pile was this little beauty from Ali of A Squared.  These are my favourite prints from the new Denyse Schmidt range so it couldn't be a better fabric choice and this nifty little pouch can carry my essentials- lip balm, swiss army card of tools, aspirin and forehead stick! 
A big thankyou to Ali x
She sent this pouch as part of Pay it Forward, I was one of the first 3 commenters to respond so I received this cute pouch.  My turn to continue the giving, the first 3 commenters on this post will have a little something made for them- pin cushion perhaps?  Please make sure I can contact you!  I have up to a year to do this but I am guessing I'll be making things for you sooner rather than later, I like to get things done.   You part of the bargain is to Pay it Forward- once you receive your gift from me you will then make something for 3 more people, and so it continues...
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13 comments:

  1. I love the pouch you received and the pay it forward idea. I also love the pouch that you made for this swap and would be thrilled to have something you have made. I'd love to play along.

    Suzanne

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  2. I love both your new pouches! I saw that Kaelin was very pleased with the pouch you made, how fun that you got to make something for her. I'd love to play along and pay it forward!

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  3. Ooh, yes please, I love the pincushions you made for the pincushion swap! Lovely pouches you got there too. I've not done a Pay it forward before but I'd love to join in!
    Rachel x

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  4. Such wonderful pouches. Lucky you!

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  5. Oh, those are so sweet looking, but can I tell you that I had an even bigger surprise when I went to get the mail yesterday? The covered sketchbook from you came!!!!! I LOVE it! Our daughter is eyeing it wishing it was hers. Thank you SO much. I'm really touched that you made it for me. So exciting and it will be put to immediate use.

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  6. So glad you like it! That pouch from Ali is so sweet too!

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  7. ahhh blast! i am not one of the first three! nuts! cute cute cute pouches though!

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  8. I know I'm not one of your first three but I'm still going to start up a pay-it-forward because I think it's such a great idea! Lovely new pouches.

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  9. So jealous of those 1st 3 commenters! :) I'm glad you like the pouch. You posted about which DS prints were your favorites, so it was an easy choice. Plus I have made myself 2 more pouches with those fabrics for me.

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  10. How lovely for you Kerry - both of those pouches are divine!

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  11. I can see you were super thrilled to get these pouches in the post! I would too!!

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  12. Kerry, I look at your pictures in flickr all the time, and just saw the sketchbook cover you made for Anne (amazing!). I just added you to my blogroll because I don't want to miss a thing you do.

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  13. i have both of those pouches in my favorites. so pretty. you are a lucky gal.

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