So, remember when I was jawin’ about that egg money pouch – you know, the epic fail one? I tried a different idea on this one, loosely patterned after the wishbag (my allowance pouch).
Did I tell you about my journey of joy a couple of weeks ago? I went with my friend (the one I made the duckie blanket for) to all the thrift stores that are worth their thrift-store title around here. We made a day of it, starting with breakfast, then a couple of places where we gleefully touched every single thing in the store, then lunch, then MORE gleeful gleaning (yes, I am an alliteration aficionado). And in all that gleaning, I found a swatch of gold fabric, very light (help me here – I don’t know material names very well). And the star fabric was given to me by another friend a couple of years ago, and has been waiting in the wings for its chance to shine. Sorry – just could not resist that! 🙄
I needed to do a little quilting on this, since it’s lined with a remnant of my old ironing board pad. I didn’t really want to do ‘regular’ quilting, so I opted to use some gold metallic thread and ’embroider’ on it, using the walking foot. What’s that type of embroidery called? I know there’s a name for it. Anyway, I just stitched back and forth and free-handed the word “fun” in a couple of places, and then really big across what was to be the flap. I mean, after all, this IS the Fun Fund pouch!
So here is the fun fund pouch, in pictorial form.A side note here: I hope you’re not getting tired of seeing daily posts from me. I signed up for the NaBloPoMo, and I am determined to follow through with posting each day for the month of November. Some posts