Catching up

18 Mar

Wow my blog post writing has slipped, a lot! I’ve been really busy stitching and also cutting fabrics for the shop, it’s been a little bit crazy but I’m not complaining.

So I plan to do some catching up.

Last month my friend Sharon’s husband Rob asked if he could buy something from me for her birthday. I explained that since I’ve stopped selling at craft fairs I don’t have much in stock but would be happy to sew something to order. He popped round one evening and talked about what he wanted, it was lovely to work with someone who had a clear idea of what he wanted.

Sharon has her own business; Soap Daze making the most gorgeous soaps, face oils and hand balm which she sells locally in shops and at craft fairs. Rob said she could do with a pencil case/pouch to put things in for when she’s at fairs, such as scissors, sellotape etc. He said he would like to have the lettering from Sharon’s signage on the case too. I’m not sure if he knew that I had supplied the fabric for the letters but I had enough scraps left to use again:

Pencil case - commission

I made this simple zip pouch and appliqued the letters on as requested, I made sure it was big enough to fit in a large pair of scissors too.

Pencil case - commission, applique detail

I used Essex Linen for the main body of the pouch which allows the letters to stand out clearly. I’ve seen some applique recently where both fabrics were ‘busy’ and it made the letters hard to read which seemed a real shame.

I do love a good zip end:

Pencil case - commission, zip detail

It was a fun commission to work on and even nicer to know that the recipient has an appreciation of handmade, unique work and that it will gratefully received.


There is more to show, just please be patient!

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16 Replies to “Catching up

  1. Beautiful. And so appropriate for Soap Daze – two talented creative ladies coming together through this pretty pouch. Mary and Sharon, you both amaze me with the lovely things you create xx

  2. Oh my goodness that’s awesome! I love that he went to your house and contributed to the creation of the gift. What a great idea, too, making it so personal and with the right font/fabrics. Absolutely five stars, Mary.

  3. Aww, she must have been touched by how thoughtful both you and her husband are! It looks so cute love, love, love it!

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