Friday, 13 September 2013

Sweet Pouch Swap - sent

Time to link up the pouch I made for the Sweet Pouch Swap hosted by Blossom Heart Quilts.

Sweet Pouch Swap 2

This swap was not a secret swap but that made it even harder for me because my partner doesn't blog, doesn't use Flickr and doesn't appear to be on Pinterest.  All I had was an Instagram address but guess what?  I'M not on Instagram!  So, armed with only her description that she liked pink, florals and Liberty, I went ahead and made this box pouch for her:


This is a rather large box bag - a pair of shoes could probably fit in there so my partner can use it for anything!  For the lining I used Kaffe Fasett shot cotton in a bright fuchsia pink to provide some relief from the bubblegum pink and lilac outer fabric.  I used some yellow chord for the zipper pull as there was some yellow in the flowers.   And here are a few of the close-up pictures:


I followed a free tutorial (I need to find the link and will share that soon) which is great but I think the handle is a bit big for my liking so when I make another, I will reduce the size somewhat.  I put tabs on each end to give it a bit of fun.  I filled it with some sweets and a ring pincushion that I made:


I hope Michelle in Australia likes what I made for her and that it arrives soon!  I can't believe that it hasn't arrived yet!  It's been WEEEEEKS since I posted it!  Nor have I received mine from her... I'm not very patient at waiting - can you tell!!!

7 comments:

DeborahGun said...

its really pretty :-) And liquorice toffees sound amazing!

Chrissie said...

I'm sure she'll love it - what a delightful present! Chrissie x

Di said...

It is a beautiful box bag. I cannot wait to see what Michelle has made for you. Di x

mammafairy said...

Lovely pouch!

Janine said...

This is a wonderful bag! I hope you receive your one soon :)

Sharon said...

Very cute!

Beth Strand said...

Lovely! I hope you find the link soon...I have a couple people those would make great Christmas gifts for!