Here we are 9 months into the year and it feels like the year so far has been all about pouches. I've completed two swaps already focusing on pouches (Mouthy Stitches and The Framed Purse Swap) and I wouldn't rule out another swap before the end of the year if one came up!
Given pouches seem to be my go-to thing to do, it'll hardly surprise you that I made another kind of pouch today. It was from Leila of Where the Orchids Grow great tutorial. I did the version using half inch hexies. It takes a while to piece these (I think it took me one film: 'The Man Who Knew Too Much" and an episode or 'Revenge') to actually do the hexie part. Leila's pattern can be used if you just want to make a little flexi frame pouch without all the hand sewing.
I can also blog about another pouch I received as a present earlier in the year from Kaelin who blogs at The Plaid Scottie. I couldn't go into details when I received this lovely surprise gift because Kaelin was sorting out the pattern. Now that's been done I can show it off to you properly.
It's a weekender jewellery pouch! I'm thinking this would make a fab Christmas gift for a friend or relative and a great stocking filler for those ladies you know that would like to keep their jewellery organised on a mini break.
And if you're thinking that jewellery or mini breaks aren't your thing (although maybe you wish they were - sigh.) how about using it for a little sewing organiser on the go? In fact wouldn't it make a lovely gift with a few bits and pieces of sewing kit for someone keen to get into sewing?
If you want to find out more about the pouch read this post at The Plaid Scottie. Or you can pop off and buy the pattern directly from Kaelins Etsy shop here or The Plaid Scottie Meylah Shop.
Yep, whether I'm whipping up a pouch myself or receiving a lovely one in a swap or as a gift 2012 is definitely The Year of The Pouch.