Monday, October 28, 2013

Stamp It Up Zippy Pouch

Life has been filled with travel, family, health issues/healing, etc lately and blogging has fallen behind.  You know the story.  But I have missed you all so very much that I'd really like to re-join our happy community as best I can.  I love the giggles and inspiration we all share so I am only thrilled to bring that back into this cold, wet, dark part of Ireland.  

Let's start with an oldie, but a goodie shall we?  Back in Sept the lovely Nicky ran a super swap called Stamp It Up!  We were each to carve eraser stamps and make some small creation for our swap partner based on their inspirational mosaic.  So I gathered together my erasers, brand new ink pads and got down to business.  




I then embroidered little eyes and legs on my new friends.  I loved doing that.  At the end I felt like I knew each of the little ladies personally.

My partner, now revealed as Anneliese, had wanted a coffee cozy to keep her fingers from getting burned when holding a takeaway coffee.  I read through a few tutorials and choose one to try.  Although the tutorial was relatively straight forward and logical, the measurements listed were COMPLETELY incorrect, so my miserable cozy ended up looking like this.


See how the top and bottom (Summersville) border is cut off and one birdie is missing her feet? Awful.  So I unpicked everything and made a few new birds to create a zippy pouch using Kat's go-to pattern that is 100% wonderful from start to finish.


I used Essex linen on the top and back, then Kate Spain's Good Fortune on the bottom and as the lining.  I liked that I was sending a bit of Good Fortune to Anneliese and her home.



My little stamped pouch has now safely arrived at its new home and is already in use.  I hope you like it, Anneliese!  I really enjoyed making it for you.







12 comments:

Sarah Lou said...

Love the little ladies, they look so pretty perching on the pouch!

slaneyhandcraft said...

Lovely pouch! Lovely to hear from you again!!

Leanne said...

Your little birds are so cute, as is the pouch!

Nicky said...

Lucky Anneliese! What a great job you did Cindy!

Sarah said...

Shame the coffee cosy pattern didnt work, the burdies are adorable!

Katy Cameron said...

Welcome back, was getting a wee bit worried about you!

diane said...

So cute. I love your little carvings

cheeky monkey said...

Oh yes! I do! It brightens the studying much more and everyone in the class adores my pouch. Thank you so much! Hope your finger is not hurting any more...

Canadian Abroad said...

Those birds are too cute for words!

Tina said...

Those little birdies are adorable! Such a cute pouch!

Strawberry Patch said...

Love your colourful little birds, I was thinking of making a cup cosy soon so I'll watch out to make sure it fits now!

Wendy said...

It's so lovely! Your little birds are really cute

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