Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pouches!

I've been starting to get my stuffs ready for the Fat Quarterly retreat this weekend  (yes, I know there's still 2 weeks to go, I'm just an eager beaver!). I packed up all my separate bits for different classes into folders, and sorted out all my tools. My this quilting habit accumulates a lot of stuff doesn't it?!


I realised, as I was practice packing my bag (yes yes, geek alert... I practice pack) , that I don't have a pencil case! Or at least, I couldn't find the one I used to use for Uni... Well, I thought, that just won't do!


Zippy Pencil Case


So I made one :o)


Zippy Pencil Case


I've been crushing on red/black/grey quite hard recently, but don't really want a whole quilt in that colour scheme... this has definitely satisfied my cravings!


Zippy Pencil Case


And then, as I was getting ready later on, I saw my poor excuse for a make up bag, and decided to make myself a new one of those too!


Zippy Makee Up Bag


Zippy Makee Up Bag


Zippy Makee Up Bag


I think I've pretty much got zipper pouches down to a T now :-) Funny to think that a few months ago I was a big old scaredy cat when it came to zips!


The first one pretty much came out of my head, but the second one is loosely based on Noodle-Heads fab tutorial.


Don't they play well together? ;o)


Zippy Pouches


Zippy Pouches


There will be a fancy schmancy zipper pull on the make up bag too, I've just ran out of key rings!



A little bit of self indulgence does make the heart happy ;o)


Hope you've all had a good weekend too! 

28 comments:

  1. OMG! You just reminded me with this post - I need to buy some makeup. I do not need to be scaring you guys this much!!!

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  2. Your pouches look fab and are sure to be the envy of the retreat.

    I posted a zip tutorial on my blog on Friday, maybe you'd like to give the Magpie Method a whirl next time?

    http://missmagpiemakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/inserting-zip-magpie-method.html

    Lucky you going to the retreat, I wish I was going! Tell us all about it won't you?

    Beth x

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  3. I really like both pouches. I agree that red and black and grey look great together but not on a huge scale.

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  4. Lovely pouches!
    I;m still too scared to try zips, even though there are 3 sat in my sewing box... Did you use any particular methods or tutorials to help you get over "the fear"?

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  5. Very cute, and I love the colourscheme of the pencil case.

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  6. Your excitement is bursting thro this screen. Fab pouches, just look at those zip ends!!

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  7. Your bags are looking absolutely great! I wish I could also go to a quilting retreat and had so good reasons for making some pouches ;)

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  8. Lovely pouches :-) Might have to make a make-up suitcase for myself...

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  9. LOL at Susan's comment! Gorgeous pouches LJ! It's gonna be pouch city that w/e. Jxo

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  10. Great looking pouches! The colour combos are awesome =D

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  11. OMG! Makeup! I haven't done that for 20 years! Better get me a pretty pouch too :) and I can pretend it's got makeup in it! I love that you practice pack :) I'm gonna have to do that too, but after I've quilted a certain lovely ladies quilt! Gorgeous, gorgeous pouches x

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  12. Oh boy, I could just start wearing make up so I can make another pouch!
    Love yours xxx

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  13. WTH, you only just started packing woman? You're WAAAAY behind ;o) Still, love the wee pouches!

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  14. I know you feel the need to practice more of those - it's okay... go ahead. I will gladly take any "rejects" off your hands... lol.

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  15. Both pouches are really lovely, but I heart that black, red and grey one the most!

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  16. I just had a look in my purse and my makeup bag is just shameful. I can't bring it to the FQly retreat and have it any where near yours! Argh! Must. Make. Zippy. Pouch.

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  17. Ok. I just read through the other comments and Susan, Hadley and Sarah are just cracking me up! Girls, you're hilarious!

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  18. So clever! I love them! I'm still a big scardy cat of zippers. Maybe you could show me on skype some day?

    Also - we use the same MAC makeup. We're makeup twins. ;) I'm obsessed with that base compact!

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  19. gorgeous bags!! Your zipper ends look amazing, I've given up trying to do them, they always look crap!
    mmmmmm mac!! :)

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  20. Gorgeous pouches, just be sure to take the right one to the right class or you'll be making a purse out of your powder and eye-liner ;o)

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  21. Brilliant! lovely yummy colours - and orange zips are officially the best! You need to make sure you flash both of them about during the weekend, so we can all oooo and ahhh in person! x

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  22. I just made one from noodle head's tutorial too, although yours certainly looks more professional than mine! Those looks great!

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  23. Oh my I haven't even started thinking about packing - am I the only slouch?

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