Designer - Appleseed Prim For Free Pattern click here
35ct color - Linen by Lakeside Linens
Threads: Vintage brown silk - The Thread Gatherer
Yellow Green D - Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
Rust - WDW & DMC 815
I had been wanting something nice to store my cross stitch projects in other than zip-locks. So I had this free Apple Tree design (sorry I've hunted on the blogs and web to look where I had gotten this design from and couldn't find it. If you do know whose design this is, please let me know and I will list where find it) and stitched it with in mind to to create a Fall Pouch.
Here is my first large project pouch. Thank you Lisa from the Inspired Stitcher so very much for giving me the name of the designer and pattern. I bought the pattern from Ebay (photo of pattern at the end of this post). The apples I sketched freehand and cut them using wool felts.
I found a bag of laces in my moms collection of sewing stash. And I decided to use some. It sure took some time to hand stitch the laces but I think it looks so pretty. Just a little piece of lace. When I look at this fall pouch I made, I think of all the times my mom and dad took us to Apple Hill in Placerville California. Apple Hill is a Growers assoc of about 40-50 barns that offer everything made with apples. Every barn offers something different but all sell APPLES! We've been going for over 30 years ( since I was little) and thinking of it brings back great happy memories.
This is my Christmas project pouch I sewed. Someone (I won't say who) came in the kitchen and laid a plastic bag near the iron I had out and on. Naturally the gold print of the plastic bag rubbed on the bottom of the iron. The nameless person didn't know, and neither did I, that the bag melted some on the iron. So when I went to iron the burgundy fabric I noticed there was specks of yellow on the fabric. Then I looked on the bottom of the iron......Arggg
This is why I added the plaid ribbon to the pouch. You can still see some yellow specks below under the zipper. I made the best of it and kept going.
I took out my Big Shot machine and selected a Tim Holtz die (tattered roses) and cut some flowers (had to add some pink on the pouch) from wool felt. I free hand cut the leaves and stitched them, the flowers and a button in the middle of the flowers.
This piece of lace is also from my moms collection. I remember when we took a trip to San Francisco Jessica McClintock's outlet called "The Gunny Sax" - this was years ago. Mom paid .50 cents for the one piece of lace I used in the above photo (such a bargain).
This is a small zipper pouch I had first stitched after watching a tutorial on You Tube here.
Afterward I had made this little pouch, then I learned & bought the pattern for pouches that Lisa recommended and made the large project pouches:)
My very first time sewing a zipper ever. I am so proud.
Thank you for visiting me. With Love and Appreciation - Annette