This paper pieced pencil was a test run when I was working on the "Mousy Mail" notepad cover. The pencil turned out to be too bulky for the size of the envelope and the note, even though I reduced the size a few times. So I constructed a thin pencil instead for the cover and put this one away in a box with some unfinished tidbits. A few days ago I came across this piece. It looked nice and bright, and just kept asking to be sewn in to something. A little zipper pouch it is.
Just a few red cherries, a simple embroidery that gives a little bit of colour and some character to otherwise plain linen.
How could I go without a little label? I think I am addicted to this new way of making them. It does not even look like a label but rather it looks like an old fashioned patch with a bit of cuteness to it.
Can you have enough of little pouches? I cannot. Especially when they are so easy to sew. There are plenty of tiny bits and pieces that you can keep inside. Store cards, vouchers, maybe some make-up items, tiny toys or pencils or simply fill it with some candies or chocolates to have a special treat on the go or some muesli bars if you are after a healthier option.
No matter what I do with this pouch, I am just glad that I found a good use for an otherwise forgotten unfinished piece. Sew scrappy and be happy! Larisa xox