Some of you may remember I received a huge addition to my stash earlier this year? Take a look HERE to refresh your memories!
Well, this past week has seen me cut in to some of the more treasured prints from my Japanese haul. These are just a couple of them…...
I made this gorgeous zippered pouch using THIS fabulous tutorial by Noodlehead. I tried making one last year and failed miserably, so was VERY chuffed with myself this time round. The fabric is a Joli Pomme print, and is just about my favourite in terms of quirkiness! I mean, rabbits and owls holding umbrellas with life like apples?? LOVE! The photos don't do it as much justice as it should have, but I was stuck with my iPhone when photo time came.
I used some treasured Kate Spain for the lining and think it works beautifully. I love how wide these pouches open.
This was gifted to a work friend on Monday, but I have also managed to make another for a little Christmas stocking filler showcase coming up. Cute yes?
And then today, I was trying to think of a gift to make for another friend's birthday, and the idea hit! So I went ahead and made something I'd always thought I'd make "one day" - a teabag wallet!
And some very contrasting black and white prints for the inside. I used THIS tutorial and let me tell you - super quick and easy! Whipped them both up under an hour. I can see more of these in my future…..
These two little projects are also the beginning of my gift sewing for Christmas. SEVEN. WEEKS. AWAY. PEOPLE. I'm trying very hard to avoid making a list of what I need to get done before then, and so far it's working! Tomorrow I shall be back to show you a very spur of the moment quilt top I put together last week…… Another gift I can almost tick off my list that doesn't exist! Yay me!
How's everyone else doing with their Christmas lists?
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