Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rainbow Spool Pouch

Anyways, after all the hard-core Christmas crafting I have been doing, it was time to make a little something for ME :-) I always drool over the awesome rainbow creations in Flickr, and thought I could use a little color in my life this winter. Enter the Rainbow Spool Pouch!

The spool portion was inspired by this mini quilt by Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches. I decided to make a set of them in rainbow tones and applique the finished product onto linen to make a pouch. My longtime best friend and I have recently instigated a weekly craft night- it will be good to get out and not be such a crafting hermit! She knits and I sew, so we are going to teach each other some new tricks :-) I thought a large pouch would be useful for stashing an assortment of scissors, thread, yarn and notions when on the go.
Just used a bunch of scraps from my bin for the spools. Hand stitched on some stray "threads."

On the reverse side, I did some colorful machine stitched rows and hand sewed on the word "stitch"...you know, in case I forgot what I was supposed to be doing. Don't you hate when that happens??
Lined the inside with one of my favorite Erin McMorris Wildwood prints that I have been hoarding and used a bright orange zipper.
This baby measures in at 13" by 10", so lots of goodies fit. I can envision a series of pouches in this theme....

18 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Such a cute and cheerful little pouch!

Bree said...

I love this! It's a good way to use up small scraps of your favorite fabrics.

quiltilicious said...

Clever idea - I like it.
Last make of 2010?!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! Love at first sight!!
So wonderful -- love all things rainbow and this takes the cake!
Great job.
xoxo pink and green mama,
MaryLea

Jolene said...

This pouch looks great! Thanks for linking to my blog.

Elizabeth D. said...

Super cute, I love it! Awesome idea for a craft night, can't wait to hear how much fun it is :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Fantastic, I love the finishing touch of the stray threads.

Amanda said...

I love this like....Well like I love after christmas sales. And that's a lot of love!!!! You did great!

Amanda
todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

QuiltyGirl said...

Cute!
I love the colorful thread work and hand embroidery.

ladybugquilting said...

I Love It!!!
Your an Inspiration.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is just so cute - would be so handy to carry a bit of hand sewing in!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43(at)gmail(dot)com

Christie, Describe Happy said...

This is ridiculous cute -- I especially like the bright orange zipper!! I am starting to get bit by the pouch making bug too! Looking forward to seeing what else you do with this design!

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Theresa said...

Thanks so much for the generous giveaway :) Your blog is cute - look forward to reading more after I finish surfing all the others :)

greeblygreebly said...

Excellent pouch! Can one ever have enough little zippered pouches? I think not. I use them for EVERYTHING.

Quiltstory said...

Ohhh...Seriously! I must craft!

Naturally Carol said...

The sweetest little pouch...I really must make one of these one day...I love your attention to detail!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

I love the name of your blog, I love the look and feel of your blog and I love the projects you linked to with this being my fave of the three - all fabulous though!