The other day, the girls and I found a package on our doorstep, opened it up and discovered this:
I needed a bit of chocolate today... I came to the craft room and found my desk and sewing machine lovingly decorated in pink, purple and red sharpie. I had left the almost-3 year old unattended while I was dealing with a situation that the 6 year old had gotten herself into... Oh. GOOF-OFF does wonders for cleaning, but my sewing machine is vaguely pink. And stinky right now. I have to wait to quilt later tonight when my room isn't so stinky. I did take a picture, but if I look at it again, I might need some more chocolate.
Here's some pictures of the pouch I sent off - sorry if this is picture-heavy, but I couldn't resist "just one more picture" before I sent it off to Melanie Dramatic. She's an extremely proficient sew-er / quilter / blogger, so I was distinctly intimidated, but I think that pouch was one of the nicest things I've ever made, so I'm proud of rising to the occasion! It has a D-ring inside to clip a key fob on, so it can even be used as a purse.
It's a Noodlehead Open Wide pouch, with the Busy Bean's handle attached. I thought it was a great size, and would love to make one for myself someday. The handle and the key fob have lots of organic stitching on them to add stability, strength, and make them sit a bit easier in the hand. There's a couple interior pockets.
Now I'm thinking about and planning my project for the Modern Scrappy Bits Swap. I can't wait to see what I come up with for that!