Friday, August 23, 2013

Zippity Do Da

I'm being a bit naughty today.  I had promised Yvette, my partner in the Sweet Pouch Swap, that I'd keep the finished item as a surprise... but...

SWEET POUCH SWAP - bird pouch front

I'm really sorry but I couldn't resist.  I am ridiculously stoked about this finish and just couldn't keep my mouth shut.  I know, I know, you're not supposed to be so chuffed with your own work but, as I've been in a major slump of late, this has been a lovely breath of fresh air.


Yvette had stated that she liked bright, happy colours; linen and birds so I ran with it.  I hope this piece of rainbow-y goodness makes her smile.


For the first time, I used Noodlehead's tutorial for the Open Wide Zippered Pouch - and I love it.  The whole thing came together quickly and easily and the super spacious opening is perfect.  I will be making more of these.

SWEET POUCH SWAP - bird pouch inside

I found the lining fabric just yesterday when I ducked in to grab a zip and I just couldn't go past those bright jellybeans.  The colours match perfectly.

SWEET POUCH SWAP - bird pouch close up

Finishing at 11" x 8.5" this little beauty is now stuffed with sweet treats and ready for it's trip all the way to Tennessee.

I hope you like it Yvette!


Linking up to TGIFF over at Sewing by Moonlight.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Lucky partner. Thanks for sharing Marie (

  2. I don't blame you for spilling the beans (see what I did there?!!). Its gorgeous! The birds are so cute and that stitching looks so good! Lucky Yvette!

  3. So, so pretty! I love the cute birds and the rainbow back! The lining is just perfect!

  4. I happen to like all of those things maybe you could make me one :).

    All kidding aside, was there a pattern you used for your birds? I am going to have to make one of these for myself ASAP!

  5. LOVE this - Rainbows and birds. I love birds so much they're the only thing to become permanently attached to my body in a tattoo.

    Beautiful work!

  6. gorgeous pouch :-) I am being good and holding out on showing mine - I just hope the mail between Indonesia and the US is faster than usual!

  7. I'm sooo glad you shared it! It is such a bright, happy and beautiful pouch. So, the ultimate compliment I could give you is to make one the same, I mean, very similar, right?

  8. What a sweet gifts! I love them! Made to have some by myself. Especially the one with the birds! Great!

  9. Beautiful colours and I love the birds ! Are they your own creation or can they be found on the web ?