Thursday, 14 July 2011

Flowers and pouches but not flowery pouches

One of the best things about blogging is making new friends.  You've probably guessed through my many references to them that I have been befriended by the lovely Sandra and Nancy.  The lovely ladies first offered to send me some clear vinyl when I first wanted some (I still haven't used it, but I still know what I'm going to do with it!!) and since them keep inundating me with fabric and lovely handmade items.  I decided it was time to repay the favour.

Nope, I didn't send them this pouch.  I just thought I'd show it to you!  I bought some mini charm squares - 2.5" I think - in purple and black and this is the first thing I used them for.  A bit of a mistake meant a strip of gingham at the bottom of the pouch!

Topped off with a perfectly imperfect zip.

And lined with gingham.  No, what I did send Nancy was some Tilda and Cath Kidston fabrics.

And poor young Sandra got this crappy pouch!

OK, it's not that crappy.  It's not like I sent her the weirdly proportioned pink monstrosity, but I did make the same mistake as with the black and white one and had to add some spots to the bottom.

And I completely failed to iron it smooth, despite blasting it with the steam.  And no, she didn't get that stapler.

This zip isn't bad, I was quite pleased with it!

And I thought I might as well chuck in some crocheted flowers.  Enjoy ladies!


Michelle May (Shell) said...

You are just so funny! I think you did a great job on the pouches!
xx, shell

Shelia said...

Hi Wendy! Oh, you're the most talented young lady! I love your little pouches and how sweet to send them to your blogging friends. I, too, have met the most wonderful friends here in Blogland! :)
You're a little hoot and I love that. I'm a bit of a hoot myself! I do hope you'll pop back in to see me sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joysze said...

Those are supremely cute, Wendy. :D

Sandra :) said...

I love my bag - your zipper was better than mine!! - and I love my crochetedededed flowers and I think you're a DOLL! I didn't know what Nancy got because she was only home for a quick second when she picked up the parcel and brought me my goodies, then she was back to the cottage! I know how much she loves Cath Kidston and Tilda fabrics so I'm certain she loved her goodies too - I'm still trying to imagine going to a cottage for 2 weeks without a sewing machine and computer. She's stronger (aka less addicted!) than I am, that's for sure, LOL!

Sandra :) said...

P.S. Where's my damn stapler????!

J/K ... HA!!!

Allie said...

Well girl I think your "mistake" was inspired - I love the bit of gingham at the bottom! Love even more the polka dots on Sandra's. You're too hard on yourself by far! I think they're gorgeous. Your flowers are lovely, aren't crocheted flowers fun to do?

Nancy Lee said...

I LOVE the present. It was the best present ever. I also blogged about it being the best present ever! You are also the best bloggy friend ever.

Miss Pixie said...

These are lovely! I really like the bike fabric :)


SewHappyGeek said...

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Cuckoo said...

I always repeat my mistakes too. Annoying hey? However in this case your mistakes somewhat added to the stylish design.