Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pretty Little Pouch

I signed up for the most recent round of the Pretty Little Pouch Swap on Flickr. My secret partner loves Mendocino, and I wanted to create her a pouch featuring the fabric. I started sewing after this line already became hard to find, so I had to turn to other Flickr members for help. Luckily, I was able to swap for and was outright given some scraps from some very generous ladies in the { DESIGNER } Fabric - Stash - Swappy - Poo Flickr group.

Pretty Littel Pouch Swap 3 - Mendocino Mermaid Boxy Pouch

Soon after settling on Mendocino, I thought it would be awesome to embroider a mermaid around the zipper. Turns out I am not the first person to think of embroidering a Mendocino mermaid (Aneela Hoey used it in this hoop), but I loved the idea enough I decided to go ahead anyways. At least I thought of it independently. :)

Pretty Little Pouch Swap 3- Mendocino Mermaid Boxy Pouch

This is my first time using a zipper in a project. Of course, I never do anything half way, so it is an invisible zipper with lining. I am quite pleased with how it came out.

Pretty Little Pouch Swap 3- Mendocino Mermaid Boxy Pouch

I lined the bag with Giant Octopi in brown. I liked the contrast form the light colored outside, and it should hopefully hide any stains from anything stored inside. :)

Pretty Little Pouch Swap 3- Mendocino Mermaid Boxy Pouch

Now I just need to get together the extras and some packaging and it will be ready to ship! I sure hope my partner loves it as much as I do - this is definitely the hardest item I've made to let go of yet.

I am entering my pouch into the embroidery category in Celebrate Color.

<3 Kelsey

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27 comments:

  1. What a lovely little pouch. The stitchery is so elegant!

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  2. Rachel at Stitched in Color HaOctober 27, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Oh, I so absolutely LOVE this. It's gorgeous! Ack, Love, love, love!!!

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  3. That looks fab - great job! Newest follower, Karima, www.karimascrafts.com

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  4. Beautiful! Great details and such a good job on the zipper too.

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  5. This is absolutely spectacular!

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  6. Wow... that is fantastic!! Your secret friend is one lucky lady!

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  7. I saw this on Flickr too...oh my gosh it's AMAZING!!!

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  8. Thanks so much. :D I sure hope she likes it as much as I do. :)

    Kelsey

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  9. this is so pretty...i love the embroidery

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  10. Thanks so much! The embroidery is my favorite part too. :)

    Kelsey

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  11. Oh what a fab idea with the embroidery over the zip :o)

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  12. this is beautiful, truly!

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  13. You are so talented. That embroidery is fantastic!

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  14. Aww. Thank you! I just get kinda lucky sometimes. :)

    Kelsey

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  15. Wow this turned out so fantastically! :) Great work especially for being a first zipper!

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  16. That is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  17. Thanks so much, you are too kind. ^_^

    Kelsey

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