Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sweet Pouch Swap - Round 2!

Sometime during my absence (see I was that busy that I can't even remember the month that it was is), I took part in the Sweet Pouch Swap that Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts hosted!


I was lucky enough to be partnered with the amazing and super talented Gemma from Pretty Bobbins.

I really struggled with what kind of pouch to make for Gem - I mean her patchwork and quilting skills are nothing less than amazing. So after much stalking and re-reading of her blog and pinterest pages, I decided to go on the cute factor and came up with this......

The cute mouse came from a book that I brought myself from Spotlight - unfortunately it is part of my Christmas present from the kids and is stashed away out of my reach, so I can't tell you the name of it. It is a Scandinavian Christmas one.

So, I had made this cute sweet pouch - now it was time to stuff it full of lots of yummy stuff. Gem had asked for licorice - one of her favourites from Australia that she was unable to get over where she lives.

It was so hard to keep the family out of these. Although I must admit the Cadbury Fury Friends were replaced twice - I just couldn't help myself they are the perfect size for that quick choccy hit.

I also add some fabric scraps, a cute retractable tape measure and a little card.

Considering this was my first fabric pouch that I had ever made, I was really chuffed with myself. I would be wrapped if I received this in the mail - so I only hoped that Gemma would too.

And I know by now you are all hanging out to see my gorgeous pouch....

EEK - Gemma I totally love it.

Gemma stalked me well! I am a blue girl to the core - although my sewing area is full of hot pink & lime green. 

How fun is the lining - too sweet!

I can't say that I got many lollipops - the kids made sure of that. But I did manage to hide and eat most of the chocolate and the marshmallow to myself. My little pouch has never left my office desk and now contains the money that my parents give to the kidlets for bookclub. Since the kidlets know not to touch this or they will miss out on book club, I have found it the perfect place to hide my sweet stuff! LOL - too perfect!

If you want to check out what the other swappers made/received head on over here to see.

Busy as a Bee.....

Well I am all sure by now you have noticed my lengthy absence for the past couple of months.
I have been super busy trying to finish my sister's quilt for her 21st, then I went away for a couple of weeks and then I got sick again and kids..... you know what it is like to have life just get in the way.

And just when I should be saying yep - I am about to start my Christmas sewing - I have joined up with another sewing Mumma to create String Theory for an upcoming market here in Coffs Harbour on 1st December. String Theory is all about making items that are made my recycled or vintage items, as well as sewn items that are reusable. 

Anyway, I wanted to quickly share with you the three bee blocks that I caught up on over the last few days.

Scrappy Sprouts for the September Queen Bee.

Low Volume & Bright for the October Queen Bee.

And string selvedge blocks for our current November Queen Bee.

These were all fun to make and not to mention valuable in building my patchworking skills.
Now just to get busy sewing for the Made with Love Markets in Dec and then I can think about creating a red & white block for the December Queen Bee who so kindly has put her request up early for those that get too snowed under with Christmas activities.

Cheers Kel xxxxx