Tuesday, March 1, 2011

pretty pouch and paper flower thingy

I have been laughing a lot the past three days and thought I would write a really funny post, but alas, zilch.  The minute I sat down to write in my blog I got a blank mind!  So it's just my sewing news today.

I think nearly running over a drunk that staggered out into the road in front of my car and also the wind ripping my car door out of my hands and knocking into the car next to mine, might have something to do with the laughter fading away today.

Also getting told off for committing a small act of kindness towards some strangers really wiped the smile off my face.

But guess what makes me happy?

Sewing this pouch made me happy!  A beautiful free pattern, with a clear tutorial, from Skip to My Lou.  I made a few at Christmas for gifts but forgot to take pictures!

The flower is a little project I found in this book.  It uses a toilet roll for the petals.  Pretty paper is glued to the toilet roll before 'slices' are cut out and semi flattened into the petal shapes.  Tissue paper is used to cover the petals and then its decorated as desired.  I am going to thread beads onto mine and hang it from the window.  I think it will look pretty with a cluster of these all hanging at different lengths.



Judi said...

This is really pretty, I love the fabrics you have chosen. Definately a make for me this weekend.

jane p said...

How awful to be kind and be told off. I'm hardly ever kind, that's why! You made a very pretty little pouch. I've not made anything like that yet.

Merry said...

Wonderful little pouch. Really like your little flower...might just have to try that out. Sounds like an interesting day for you. Hope your laughter is back now.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

First off, I love the pouch! It is super cute. The flower is also really cool.
Why in the world were you told off? Sometimes people are just unbelievably rude aren't they? Don't let them get you down. Just remember..what goes around comes around...you just gotta have the patience to wait it out! Patience.. definitely lacking in that area myself!
Take care!

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Lovely pouch! I will try to make one too, I love to try new patterns hehehe. Keep doing kindness acts. For one people who is rude, there will be 6 who will be grateful

donna said...

I love the pouch you made the fabrics are so cute. What a clever idea for the flower.

Karen said...

Hope the laughter has returned. Love the pouch. I made so many at Christmas for gifts. Yep the tutorial is great.

Carolyn or Connee said...

Sorry about the things that took the laughter away...glad you made the best of it and made these cool pouches.

Maite - vitoma said...

Muy original, me gusta.

GerryART said...

Kylie, I am your newest Follower.
I will follow any gal whose thinking is a lot like mine.
I, too, thought perhaps Cyndi was Blue Bird Swing. Who'd've thought ! !


GerryART said...

Oops, want to say I love your fabric choice for your pouch.

Kristen said...

Aww... We all have our bad days. I hope you have happier days ahead!

Really cute bag and that flower is beautiful. I would never had guessed what you used to make it with!

www.sewrayme.co.uk said...

Love this purse! I'll have to take a look at the tutorial and make some of these, they're so cute.