In my sign up survey, I indicated that a pouch to hold our family's Kobo e-reader would be a great idea if my partner was looking for ideas (I personally like direction from my partners, so I try to give some ideas when I sign up for swaps - it takes a lot of pressure off from wondering what the heck to make!). When I first saw this photo in the flickr pool, I immediately got that "oh! Could this be for me?" feeling. Imagine my thrill when it did arrive in my mailbox last week!
It was beautifully made by the talented Vikki and sent along with those amazing extra treats all the way from the UK. Thank you so much Vikki! We used the pouch right away on our recent family road trip and everyone thinks it is totally cool (and cute, and functional, and perfect).
The pouch I made for one of the swap organizers (and fellow VI Bees member) was very well received (there were a lot of exclamation marks in her thank you flickr mail - so cute). Kelly had asked for a pouch that could tote juice boxes & snacks for her two little boys. I took this as a great opportunity to try lining a zip pouch with laminated fabric recently purchased in Bellingham. I also quilted the outer pouch with insul-brite thermal batting which gave the whole thing quite a lot of body so it can stand on it's own.
Pouch + loot
(including my quilting secret weapon, Roxanne's Glue Baste-it, some chocolate, a Kona solids charm pack, hilarious napkins and tissue holder)
Back of the pouch, with some poppyprints and stamped text (I'd been dying to use my alphabet stamps purchased at JoAnn last March).
So, another great swap comes to an end. I think I'm gearing down on public swaps in general, but I will definitely participate in this group when round 3 comes up. It's too much fun!