It relaxes me, and as many of my crafting friends will agree with me, getting creative doing crafty things is very therapeutic.
So, last Saturday, as I was cleaning up my craft room in the morning before taking Aiman out for his Saturday activities, I came across a couple of small projects that I have been doing, but never got around to complete it. They were in several pouches stashed away in several areas of the room that I forgot all about it. Not seeing them means out of sight, which means out of mind.
My mind started thinking how should I keep all my small projects together so that I know what I am doing them and constantly remind myself that I should complete them. So, as I sat stitching my Little House Needlework piece at Starbucks yesterday, I suddenly had a brainwave (eerr……wondering if that is right word to use…?). Before I forget, and as I did not carry a notebook with me, I quickly drew a sketch on the Starbucks napkin of how I would like my pouch to look like with some basic dimensions.
I dropped by Quilt Gallery to buy some zippers, and I also went a little bit overboard as I bought a few remnant pieces of cottons too to make the pouch despite having a lot of stash already at home! LOL! *grin* I simply could not resist it especially when I saw the cheerful colours of a piece of cotton that I knew would be just perfect for my pouch! LOL!
When I came home, I did not start on the pouch immediately as I had other chores to do, but, before dinner, I sat down to redraw the pouch in my craft notebook, and managed to cut the fabrics to size before I had to get dinner ready.
I only went back to doing the pouch after the AF Concert, which ended at 11.30pm, and stayed up till 1.30am to work on it. I continued to work on it after breakfast today, and managed to complete it just before I had to get lunch ready.
I am happy to show off *wink* to my crafting friends and readers of my blog, my own pouch creation! Not the greatest piece of work, but......*grin*
It can fit in 3 small on going projects, the size of Lizzie Kate’s or Little House Needlework charts, at the same time.
It looks a little bulky because I just stuffed everything inside the pouch without organizing it as I was too excited to take photos of the pouch to show off! LOL!
I am not an expert in working with zippers, so I surprised myself when I actually managed to do up this pouch not with one zipper, but 3 zippers! LOL!
Also, I have always been intimidated whenever I see a project that requires me to do a piping using cords. I always think it is difficult and I might not make a good job of it. But, I guess, since learning how to make one the proper way at Epal when I did the multi-purpose basket, it sure pays off, when I managed to do the piping for this pouch quite well.
I am quite pleased with myself on how the pouch turned out. I almost did not want to do the piping, but now I am glad I did. It made a lot of difference to the way the pouch would have looked without the piping. It wouldn’t have looked as nice, I think, as it is with the piping. Wouldn’t you agree? *wink*
Don’t you also agree with me that the fabric for the front of the pouch is so cheerful and colourful? This will be one pouch I would be proud to show off! LOL! *wink*
Opps! I’d better get some stitching done! *grin*