Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Present-packed pouches

Ooh the excitement! Yes, I made more of noodlehead's open wide pouches. One in each size, packed with little gifts and nested together.

 

 
All wrapped up in one parcel, I wanted the opening of it to feel like the gift that keeps on going. Hopefully it worked :-)
 



No doubt you recognise the fabric - it's from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising line, which I found conveniently cut into fat quarters at Be Creative by Schleiper (venture in there with a firm grip on your wallet, it has everything and more to tempt all kinds of crafters). The lining is random scraps, one of the benefits of having been sewing and pointlessly stashing for a while now (they cost nothing! In this project, anyway).

I have also been sewing clothes, and in particular have a dress I'm itching to show you. However, I really don't feel like taking photos of myself at the moment - I think it's because spring came for a week and then cruelly deserted us again. The snow totally took the wind out of my sails and now I'm just hunkered down in my craft room getting on with it. Fingers crossed the hibernation can end soon though, not least because I'm so bored of blogging pictures taken in the same spot on my floor. Time to take it outside, ok spring? Are you listening?

And you, dear readers - what are you making at the moment? What's the weather doing while you're making it? Someone please tell me about sun - it must be out there somewhere...

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PS did you see that Kids Clothes Week is gearing up again? And there'll be MORE this year. Yay!
 

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial link, I love things like this for gifts and stashbusting. Your three look very smart too.

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    1. It's both a great gift and a great stashbuster! And Noodlehead's tutorials are really excellent, she's got a great eye for the details AND can explain it all clearly.

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  2. I just made one of these! My daughter is obsessed with zebra prints so I made her one with a green bottom half and zebra top half. I love the fabric you used on yours and nesting them is a great idea. I'm in the US and we had the same weather. One nice weekend followed by episodes of snow and they're telling us it won't warm up before next week. So much for the first day of Spring!

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    1. Exactly! now I'm just crossing my fingers that it'll get better by midsummer...

      I LOVE the sound of your zebra pouch! Black and white and green is such a great combination of colours :-)

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  3. These look so lovely. What a great idea to present them inside each other like matryoshka dolls. I'm going to give KCWC a miss this time around but hope you do it, you made such lovely things last time.

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    1. I think I might not be too strict about it, but I've got a load of kid stuff lined up anyway so I'm hoping it just neatly coincides. But it's great that there'll be one KCW per season now, much easier to skip one without missing out too much!

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  4. Cute! I love that fabric! We had a ton of sun over the weekend - it got up to 80F!

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    1. Ah I'm glad it's out somewhere! I'm already counting the days till we can go somewhere warmer in May. Long way to go yet...!

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  5. these are so fabulous!!! the colors are soooooo pretty, beautiful sewing as well! :)

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    1. thank you! With those fabrics and such excellent instructions, it'd be hard to go wrong really!

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  6. As recipient of the lovely pouches I can say they rock and it was a delight to open each one and find a lovely gift inside! H

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