After working away in the garden and making presents for male family members I decided I wanted to make something pretty - so I had a go making one of Noodlehead's Open Wide Zippered Pouches.
I made the medium size using a print from 'Sew Stitchy' by Aneela Hoey and various matching pink homespun cottons. The outside is made using a 'quilt as you go' method on to batting and canvas. This did make the sewing of the pouch tricky because of the thickness involved - but it all worked well and I am super happy with the result! The pattern is fantastic - for the first time making I wondered how it was all going to work but the pattern repays that trust with a very clever design. I can see why this is such a popular tutorial in the blog-sphere.
I made it as a Christmas gift - but somehow my knitting has used it as a new home - and well it was easy enough to make I might have to sew up some more!