Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Testing, testing...


Last August, Diane of From Blank Pages gave me the chance to test out her new paper pieced alphabet set. I've been holding onto the pictures of my project until she officially released My First Alphabet, and today is the day! I used leftover pieces from a charm pack of Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey to spell out the word "notion" on a simple zipper pouch. I love the grass green shade of Kona for the solid background. The embroidered words are a little joke between my husband and me -- every time I mention that I need to purchase sewing notions, he starts singing his own version of the Beach Boys' tune: "If everybody had a notion...across the USA..."


The back of the pouch is a mix of grass and cactus green Kona solids. Both of these were originally bought as a part of the Woodlands Inspired Kona Bundle at Sew Fresh Fabrics, which I have thoroughly enjoyed using on several different projects.


I lined the pouch with a white and grey scissors print from Half Moon Modern -- it was just too perfect to pass up. Though I had originally intended to use this bag for smaller items like thread and buttons, it's size (8.5 x 13") makes it absolutely ideal for storing my zippers.

I really love this bag. The paper piecing, embroidery, and prints were all fun to put together. Mostly, though, I will always remember how impressed my dad was when I first showed it to him. His eyes lit up as he reached for the bag and turned it around in his hands. "I like this one," he said with a smile.

And when it comes to compliments for a sewing project from my dad, that's praise indeed.

26 comments:

  1. Such a cute pouch! Love the fabric inside, and the embroidery. So perfect!

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  2. Your dad is a smart man!! This is adorable. Your photos are lovely.

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  3. This is sweet! Love the letters and embroidery but really love the half moon scissors inside- Perfect!

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  4. Sew cute! The paper pieced alphabet letters are very clear and well shaped ... :) Pat

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  5. It's great! Dads are the best at getting excited about projects :o)

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  6. Very professional Heidi and the colours are just darling. Nicely done as always.
    xx

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  7. Wow. I live this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. That is fabulous, so fresh, i love looking forward to the spring when it's all cold outside. : )

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  9. Heidi I love this so much, it is adorable (your Dad is right!)
    Amanda

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  10. So cute! Love the embroidery and the little play on words, very clever.

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  11. Heidi, it's so totally gorgeous!!!! Love all the letters, and that it all has a fun meaning to you and your husband. Fantastic idea!

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  12. I'm dying at how cute this is!! I want the pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I need to make one of these! Such a cute idea!

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  14. OMGosh, seriously - this made me giggle. I LOVE your saying, if only everybody did have a notion..

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  15. I love it. The colors and design are wonderful. The green really makes it pop!

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  16. I adore this pouch! It is a fun way to use the paper-pieced letters. It makes me smile...I love the saying! I am pretty sure that is going to be stuck in my head all day :D

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  17. So cute! Those letters look perfect!

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  18. that bag is super cute. and i totally understand the rare dad comment for a sewing project. good for you!

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  19. Wow! That bag is really impressive. Well done!

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  20. I love your notion pouch! I just hopped over from Freshly Pieced. When I saw the quote, I had a feeling it was the song! Fun and silly. Love it!

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