Wednesday, 31 July 2013

.: sweet pouch swapping - making a start :.

I mentioned in our last post, that I'd joined in the second round of the Sweet Pouch Swap and been partnered with Kara.

When I saw Kara's 'fabric loves' list, it really didn't take me long to know what I was going to make.

Kara's fabric-loves are Melody Miller, Denyse Schmidt and Anna Maria Horner - and she looooves zakka.  We are a total match made in fabric-heaven, thank you Alyce!  

From reading Kara's blog and looking through her instagram photos, it's really clear that Kara loves to read, and she loves her Mum!  So I thought that Ayumi's gorgeous books-for-baby pattern from 'Patchwork Please!' would be perfect - and that the front cover had to be Melody Miller's beautiful Ruby Star Polka Dot fabric line, featuring her beautiful grandmother (and by the way, Polka Dot is to be the *last* of Melody's Ruby Star lines! - I can't wait to see what is next for her, her designs are just perfection).

For the back, I used a mix of Denyse Schmidt and Anna Maria Horner prints, to frame a 'K' from an Infinity alphabet print. 

And here they are, front and back together.

Love them, love them, love them.  The fabrics play really well together, and I just really love that gorgeous face looking out from the book.  Kara and I had agreed via email that we were happy to see sneak peeks of each other's pouches along the way - rather than sharing NO sneak peeks and waiting for the other person to get their sweet pouch in the mail.  I LOVE surprises, but I am actually really bad at them.  So - Kara's seen some pics on instagram already, and loves what's happening too - yahoooo!!  Just quietly, the fabulous Melody Miller saw the book too and said "a million likes" on instagram - I was so so excited by that and had to have a quiet sit with a cup of tea ... and I may have shared the news with Ted (the dog ... since everyone else was at school or work). 

So that's my sewing news for today.  How has your day been?  xoxo cat


  1. Oh man. So good. Kara will be heaven seeing these pics :)

  2. What a clever idea, and your swap partner no doubt loves the sneak peak.Im about to use printable fabric for a project, any hints or tips?.

  3. Awesome Catherine! You are speedy, I haven't started yet...better do a bit more stalking tonight!

  4. je viens d'admirer cette magnifique trousse sur le blog Blossom Hearts Quilt, c'est juste un petit mot de félicitations pour cet ouvrage remarquablement original ! bonne journée

  5. That is really neat and clever!


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