Monday, February 10, 2014

Secret Valentine Exchange

So I took a risk by signing up for the Secret Valentine Exchange.  I would have never taken the risk if I didn't enjoy reading Sanae Ishida's blog so much.  I love the clothes she creates, the writing style and the overall style of the blog. 

The Secret Valentine Exchange required participants to use what we already have and have the gift be handmade.  I'm not sure how crafty I could get with the items on hand but I had some cute fabric leftover from a previous project that matched my recipient's likes.

Below are the two fabrics I used to create a simple zippered pouch.     
Top: Birch Fabrics - Marine Too; Bottom: Monaluna - Circa 52

Silly me, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product before mailing it out.  I'll have to email my recipient for a picture of the pouch once she receives it.  Here's hoping she will like it.

This is it

I've finally taken the big step of starting a blog.  I'm not sure who will actually read it but at least this digital journal will document what I've created. 

After having my first kid, I was drawn to the blogging world and in particular, the sewing side.  The idea of creating something is thrilling and gives me a sense of satisfaction.  Once the sewing began, I found a nifty little site called Pinterest and that's where things got a little crazy.