Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pretty Pouch(es) in da house!

Fun mail today! You just saw the pouch I made for my secret partner. No sooner did I finish that, then this arrived, all the way from Champaign, Illinois.

Pretty little package from Suzettra

My partner Suzanne obviously did her homework because both of the pouches she sent are absolutely perfect and incorporate so many details I just love!

Pretty Little Pouches by Suzettra

I mentioned in my sign up stats that a pouch to hold the Kobo e-reader that I share with my son might be a good idea (if my partner needed a plan). Suzanne posted a picture of this pouch in the Flickr pool and said things had gone a little off with her measurements and she wasn't sure if it would fit "a certain device". I immediately LOVED it and wondered right away if she was referring to our Kobo. After a field trip to the store for testing, Suzanne realized it was too small, but I'm so grateful she decided to send it anyway because it is just so great!

Robot pouch by Suzettra

It will be the perfect thing to store my three rotary cutters in! The best part is that I don't have to share it with T. Don't worry, I'll make his Kobo a cover one day....it doesn't stray far from his bedside table, so I'm not really in a rush.

I feel rather spoiled that Suzanne made and sent this wristlet too! It comfortable fits my iPhone and a few credit cards/driver's licence. Perfect for walks to the village for coffee!!

Stitched wristlet by Suzettra

I heart sashiko stitching but typically I mimic it with very thick thread on my sewing machine. I am really appreciative of the time and effort put into these hand stitches, which by the way, are so beautifully done!

Thank you for these wonderful swap gifts Suzanne, and to Kelly and Michelle for organizing all of us! The Pretty {little} Pouch swap was super fun. Check out the flickr pool for lots of amazing pouch ideas.

14 comments:

Amy said...

Didn't you get two quilts from the DQS awhile back too? People seem to feel the need to spoil you :) I love the handstitching! I'm glad you had a happy mail day.

felicity said...

We're swap partner twinsies - Suzanne made my GORGEOUS DQS10 quilt! Lovely, lovely package!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What wonderful mail! *sigh* And that reference once again to a walk to the village for coffee. You're killin' me...

Dianne said...

Oooooh aren't you so fortunate to have such an awsome swap partner! Can't wait to see these in person at stitch!

girlforallseasons said...

I'm so glad you like them--you took gorgeous photos!

Duff said...

these pouches are absolutely beautiful! You are one lucky gal!

PinkGranny said...

Wonderful! I can imagine the fun and suspense waiting for this special package to arrive.

badlandsquilts said...

The handwork is absolutely stunning! Enjoy!

Krista said...

Oh, you got a great one!!! I was drooling over that sashiko pouch, but I had a feeling it wasn't coming to me since it was paired with the robot pouch (which is also so super awesome).

i like orange, too! said...

Lucky girl! I'm so glad that both of you joined and had fun in this round of the group!!

sewtakeahike said...

You are so lucky, Krista! I love the sashiko pouch, it's beautiful!

Michele Pacey said...

Hey Krista! Wow, you've been busy while I was away!

i've just finished reading all five (or so) of your recent posts. so first i want to say that i think your little birthday basket and pretty little flex frame pouch are gorgeous. i especially love the pleats and flower embroidery in that little pouch. so cute!

next congrats on these new acquisitions here. i love the sashiko stitching too. i've never heard of it before. i will have to try it out as i can imagine so many possibilities!

and to add to the onslaught of responses to your "No Take-Backs" post (holy mackerel), let me just say that while I'm not the most happy person in the world (by far), I like to keep it as positive as possible on the blog because I think that is more helpful and useful to people.

alright... time to go. have a great day!

paulette said...

These little pouches are adorable and the stitching is gorgeous!! I also LOVE the pouch you made!! So sweet and very unique! Lucky you and your swap partner!
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ayumills said...

The robots fabric reminds me of one of the cute pouches you had in your inspiration mosaic! And the sashiko pouch can't be cuter! What a great swap you had overall!