Friday, November 19, 2010

I couldn't make just one....

My mom wanted a pencil pouch to carry her pencils with her to church....so I made her this:
It's very basic. Nothing fancy or overly creative.  However, I needed some help with how to put in the zipper and while looking for directions that would work with my simple plan, I found this pattern.  Which led to this:
So, now I'm set with some gifts for the holidays....isn't it funny how one things leads to another?!
Special thanks to Vanessa who blogs over at Little Big Girl Studio for the free pattern.  She did a fabulous job with the directions.  These little pouches were so fun to make.... I guess that's obvious, by the fact that I couldn't make just one! 


20 comments:

Gloria said...

Beautiful! Those will make great gifts! :)

I hope you have a happy weekend!

Christina said...

Too cute! Thanks for feeding my bag addiction. : )

Vanessa said...

Oh my! I love them! You did such an awesome job :)

amanda said...

oh my goodness - I love these. What perfect little Christmas pressies!

Kristyn Knits said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love how you stacked them, stood them, and sewed them! I love assembly line productions. It makes projects just fly by. You're SO creative and wise. Look at all that scrappy goodness you used up. I wanna be like you!!

Rachel said...

They are so cute!!! You inspire me to learn to sew! :) :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your pouches are amazing....I love them. I checked out the tutorial and I just may catch this bug. I'm such a copycat (I just finished making some Christmas cards like Kristyn made). You guys have excellent ideas.

wayside wanderer said...

Those are adorable and such a great gift idea! Lucky friends of yours! :)

Firefly said...

Oh my goodness! You are just sewing up a storm, aren't you? Those are so cute and so handy.
Happy Thanksgiving!
GG

christinelaennec said...

Those are beautiful, lucky recipients! And I love the fact that your mother takes pencils to church. I often scribble notes on my order of service - things that come to me, references in the sermon, and so on.

From All Stitched Up said...

You did a great job. I agree with Kristyn I love production jobs. I can only imagine how much fun it was ! It's nice that your on your way to being ready for Christmas!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Those are just great - what wonderful handmade gifts.

Sewn With Grace said...

I'm so glad you showed this today. This is perfect for a gift exchange I'm participating in. I figure if I set it up assembly line style, I'm all set. I might add some colored pencils and a tag that say "color your world". Thanks for the inspiration!

Meg said...

What beautiful little bags! And that picture of the zippers makes my heart go pitter-pat! Wonderful gifts that will be well-loved. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie said...

LOVE Them!!! I love the beige fabric on the tops and bottom outlining the colorful patterned fabrics. The quilting is a nice touch too!

Meadow Walk said...

oooOOO I LOVE the fabric on the one you made your Mom!

When I started graduate school a friend of mine turned me on to the simple idea of having a pencil pouch. I was just throwing everything into my purse, and what a pain. Mine is transparent though -- orange plastic with butterflies embossed on it, and it's triangular in shape so it sits upright. The see-through aspect has been super helpful to me so many times.

Still, it's not the same as a nice handmade bag from someone you love... :-)

--michelle

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey Lisa, I see you are going, going, going. Do you ever stop?! These are cute as can be. The lucky people will be thrilled to open these cute things up. Love the one for your mom too! :)

Donna

Chris said...

These are a wonderful gift idea! I love all the fabrics you used.

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, lisa! these are FANTASTIC!
it is 2:30 am and you made me wish i could go sew!!!

Larissa said...

Lisa, these are so very perfect! and beautifully crafted! thank you so very much - i LOVE it!!! I owe you an email but i stayed away from the computer because greg is working so much and there is so much that i need to get done on my own. Thank you! Like Kristyn, I wanna be like you too!