Thanks so much to all of you who sent sweet anniversary wishes to me in response to yesterday's post. My husband spoiled me royally tonight with dinner out at a local steakhouse -- this after he and my dad teased me all week that our surprise destination was going to be thirty-nine cent tacos at Del Taco. It was incredible just to have a meal all to ourselves without having to pick crayons off the floor or take anyone to the restroom. Heavenly...
This will be a week of Christmas sewing, and I'm enjoying the chance to work on some projects that have been on my mental to-do list for so long. Today's project is a quilted pouch that I made for a friend using some favorite scraps. I love making pouches like these because you can finish them in an hour or two, yet they are still such a personal, useful gift.
The patchwork center is surrounded by gray linen, which serves as the backing as well, and the bag is lined with a lime green and navy Denyse Schmidt print. The material used for the strap is from Denyse's new line Fancy Free which I found at Joann's a few weeks back after seeing it on 1/4" mark for the first time -- I love the vintage look of this print. Do visit Chase's blog if you get the chance, by the way. It's chock full of lovely pictures and projects -- I never come away without new inspiration.
When I sorted the scraps for this bag, I set aside a second batch of scraps for another project which should be finished tomorrow. The great thing about having so many things to finish, of course, is that it gives me so many things to share!
Linking up with the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link-up and Fabric Tuesday.