Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
I love scraps! Not only the paper scraps I use all the time, but fabric scraps too. I think I collect them. And pet them, but don’t tell anyone. I love how scraps let’s you mix and match something small into something new.
I used linen as the bases, and the decorated the front, and back with pretty ribbons, and tiny bits of fabric.
According to wikipedia, the word pouch may refer to: a small bag such as a pocket, teabag, money bag, etc. And that’s exactly what these are. Small pockets.
They’re small and perfect for storing this and that in.
If I didn’t have to finish things up I could sew on the decorations on these – all day long. I love that part, because it’s like doing fabric collage. And I love collage! But once all that fun stuff is done, you need to finish the project to even have a something that you can use. A pouch! And a pouch needs a closure.
The green pouch, that has the pom-pom ribbon on the front (love that) got a button on the inside. I hand sew these in and love how simple and easy they are to both add and use. Yay for simple!
My pink pouch got a wine red zipper. Zippers are not so simple, especially when you don’t sew very often. I couldn’t figure it out… My brain went all flustered, but then I sewed it in anyway. I did turn the lining the wrong way, but oh, well. It’s finished. And signed:
You know how you sometimes get this urge to create something special? The urge to sew came over me. So happy I could go with the feeling this time!
I hope you can follow one of your inspirations soon too!