What a busy time of the year! This is quite a dilemma for stitchers because it is the time when we want to be sewing the most. We have to creatively use our time in order to be creative! I am so time poor right now it is ridiculous. Move over Jenny Craig - I don't even have time to eat.
I need to STOP RIGHT NOW and think about what really matters. This may differ from person to person but for me what matters most is my family and my friends. I want to let them know how much they mean to me and how much I love them. A handmade gift is one way to do this.
As you know I usually make my own patterns, but I found this great Sewing Machine Accessory Pouch pattern via the Fat Quarter Shop Blog
made by Heidi, aka the Fabric Mutt
, which you can find by clicking here
. Please note that I am not doing this as a paid or sponsored endorsement, I am just doing this because I really like the pattern and think that you will too. I have made 5 so far as I think they will make great gifts .
I have chosen fabrics that suit the recipients. I have a Tula Pink fan sewing friend - no prizes for guessing which pouch she is getting! I had a good 'ol chuckle when I realised that Elizabeth looks like she is wearing a Tudor hat !
Then I have 2 friends who like dreamy, whimsical palettes and they are getting the following pouches
Next up I have a couple of friends who love a more bold, saturated palette. I love how this block can look so different depending on the fabrics used. Isn't patchwork great!
Thank you Heidi and Kimberly for sharing this great pattern.
I hope that amidst all the commercial hype that surrounds us this time of year you can find peace and time for reflection. A thoughtful handmade gift, a few carefully chosen words in a card, a phone call to a friend or making time to catch up with those we care about can mean so much more than all the riches in the world.
Happy sewing, love Miriam xx