It was blissful.
It was also necessary for me to whip up a birthday party gift for one of their friends, which we of course collectively remembered at 6pm on Saturday evening for a Sunday at noon party and after a glass of wine (for me, not all of us. Just to be clear). But one of the joys of living in a quilting home is the ability to shop in one's stash. So down to the studio I went. I may or may not have taken the wine.
I've taken to making little zippy pouches for the preteen set. They are cute, they are quick, and they are getting to the age where they might want to carry makeup and stuff in their backpacks. My dancer daughter Paige likes to fill hers with her hair pins and bun wraps, which let me assure you is MUCH more preferable to her former storage method which involved throwing the wraps (think mini hair net) all over the floor of any room of the house so that from not much of a distance they looked like a dead mouse sprawled on the carpet. Even she freaked when she came upon one once, but did that stop her? No. Not until she had a cute pouch.
|Armed with the wine and my sense of color I chose some fabric combos. Decided on the blue. Not that it matttered, in the end. Read on.|
|From a leftover block I couldn't figure out what I had done to make it in the first place.|
|Look! I can make my photos look just like noodlehead's!|
|Mouse trap, or Paige's pouch? You decide. Also made from a leftover block.|
|Front of bag|
|Back of bag. I mean come on. Cuteness aplenty.|
|So I did. It even went better with the zipper, so I was sold.|
|Options one and three are actually NOT the same. The one furthest to the right has green in it. The other has more purple. One must look very closely to see any difference at all, though. Obviously it was imperative that I have both in my collection.|
1. You can't even see the green in the photo.
2. This was for a 12 year old girl. Is she looking at the quilting thread? No.
|Perfection is overrated, but sometimes it shows up anyway.|
I didn't take any photos of the process of sewing it together except this one, because it cracked me up how as I was turning it right side out it ended up looking like a mushroom wearing a shower cap for a minute there.
|Or not. It might have been the wine.|
|Only drawback was it didn't stand out against my cutting mat, but that's what black fabric is for.|