Saturday, 14 April 2012

Zakka Style SAL week 2 - House Pouch

Week 2 and I haven't dropped out yet... must be some kind of record for me!  Once again I've joined in with the Zakka Style Sew Along, this week was the house pouch.

Zakka Style Sew Along

If you want to join in, or see what everyone else is doing, this week's host was Amy and the linky can be found here.

I didn't have much enthusiasm for this project at first as it's not really my kind of thing, but then I realised that my 3-year old goddaughter would probably love this house pouch and so I made it in pinks to suit her.

The roof and the door are from the same fabric line, I have no idea which as it's one of the first layer cakes I bought and I can't remember.  I bought the little flower buttons at a craft show ages ago and thought they'd do perfectly for this project.

The trim is broderie anglaise, I think, though I'm not sure.  I have no idea where it came from but I've got loads of it.  The directions in the book said to add the lace on top of the roof and house join, but this trim has an unfinished scalloped top, so I added it in when sewing the seam.  I think it works well.

I had a smallish piece of this pink fabric with faces on it left over from various projects and I very carefully cut it out so that the people would be the right way up inside the house.  Except I got it wrong and they're sideways!  I didn't have enough left to recut it, so sideways they stay. 

The zip is repurposed from some clothing, possibly from my god-daughter.  I made a right pig's ear of the end.  Somehow, when I sewed the zipper and then the pouch, the pieces just weren't lined up and it's ended up smaller than it should be.  This somehow wrecked the zipper end. It does zip up though.

The zip-pull end is much better, though not perfect by a long shot.  Looking at this phot, I should put something on the zip pull as I think she'd like that.  I'm going to do a bit of blog surfing, then I'm going to go back upstairs and sew some more so I might do it then.

I don't have much planned this weekend so I'm hoping to do some more sewing today, and then some handwork tonight.  I haven't done any embroidery or cross stitch or crochet all week as I've been working on a new skill from a workshop last weekend.  I intended to post about it this week, but I couldn't get any decent photos due to not being at home during daylight hours and the weather being so crappy.  Sun, rain, slush, hail and snow all in one day, what's going on??

In other news - 1 more pound and I've lost a stone!  That's 14 pounds to you "foreigners" ;0), I have no idea what it is in kilos... about 320 maybe?!



Kandi said...

I grinned when I saw that house pouch it's delightful!
Well done on the weight loss to, brilliant result.
p.s. 14lbs is just over 6kg :0)
kandi x

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwww the house is sooooo adorable - she's going to love it! Tie a little piece of pink ribbon on it and call it ready to gift!

Congrats on the almost stone - I found your 13 pounds, and applied them directly to my THIGHS! Kind of me, I know :/ :D

Liz DandeliondD said...

I love the lining in that cute housey pouch.

And whoop whoop - well done on your weight loss. I so need to get back to it. I need to shift a couple of stone which was easier when my hobby was running rather than sewing.

Fiona said...

The house is ultra sweet... I have had some of that range of fabrics too but also don't know what it is called... well done on the weight... I wish I could get some off...

Allie said...

Oh Wendy that is adorable!!! Love the scalloped trim, looks like a gingerbread house. Congrats on losing a stone!

Rosa said...

It's a sweet little pouch:-)
Oh..and I'll send you a danish scale. 14 Danish pounds are excactly 7 kilos - much, much better than those weird English measurements;-))

Kristin said...

Agh! That's so cute I love it!

cheekyhandmades said...

Too cute!! I found the instructions on sewing the pouch together a bit lacking, and especially what to do with the zip. My zip ends are facing the wrong way round now but hey ho you live and learn!!

OksanaB said...

What an adorable pouch! Love the colors.
Wendy, thank you for stopping by and commenting on my bracelet and silver chain. I'm taking a jewelry class at a community college, and it's one of the projects I've made for the class. I'm originally from the Western Siberia (I was born in Kemerovo). How did you like your trip to Siberia? Was it cold? It's usually extremely cold in winter!!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

THis house pouch is just as sweet and tidy as can be! Love the flower buttons and that fabulous lining!

Bending Pins said...

Your goddaughter is going to love it! I think I'll make a couple for my nieces after I return from holiday.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

I love your romantic little house pouch it has such a unique style! I love the trimmings on it and it really works well with the linen background! I'm glad I've found you on Manic Monday linky party :)

The Dotty One said...

That is so cute!! I sort of know what you mean - I'm not sure what I'd use it for but a great present for a little girl.

Well done on the weight loss too - that is excellent!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

So adorable & love all the sweet details!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)