Monday, March 23, 2015

The Quest to Stop Cutting Corners--Or Embellishments in This Case

I am still working on my goal to do the extra embellishments on my sewing projects rather than rushing to get 'er done. I even got this mug to serve as a reminder.
 I'm getting better at this!  After finishing the first two pouches of this set, I thought, "I could have embroidered something on those."  These next two got some embroidery.
As I was finishing up these two, I remembered the box of lace and rickrack that I always mean to add to some project.  One more pouch to go.  It will have trim and embroidery and some kind of zipper pull.  Yes, I'm ashamed to say that I didn't even add zipper pulls until I started following Sandra, The Queen of Pouch Making's blog.  If you don't know Sandra, click on that link which will take you to one of her many, many pouch projects and note the glitzy little zipper pulls in particular.
Just in time!  I have to start packing for a cruise to someplace sunny and warm today.  Can't wait for some sunshine, warm temperatures, and someone else cooking and serving all my meals. 


  1. I'm with you on the having someone else cook and serve all my meals - they need to do the meal planning, shopping and grocery-putting-away duty as well! Just imagine ... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    Those are such pretty ... what do you call them ... pouches? I've never seen such a thing - very coolacious - I think I should learn how to make something like that!! (it was hard to type that with a straight face, lol) How did you get that ribbon threaded through the zipper - did you trim an inch or two so it was really skinny then pull it through, or is there a fancy pants way that I'm not aware of? Love your ribbons - I think I have that pink floral, and I'm fairly certain I have some of the green satin dots coming as well - I do love me some pretty ribbon!! I got Hello Kitty ribbon in the mail today - 16 yards of different prints - I'm in HK heaven :D BTW - before I forget - I think you did a lovely job on embellishing the bags - that's something I try to remember to do as well - it really does take them from regular to extra pretty :)

  2. Awesome embroidery and a great set of pouches!!!