Free Motion Embroidered Linen Pencil Case
There is something about the Spring sunshine that brings out the wanderlust and I've reflected this in today's sewing project. It's a little linen pencil case embellished with a raw edge applique based on this digital stamp by Handmade Harbour.
Zipper pouches are so versatile and whilst I designed it with pencils in mind, it would also make a great make-up bag or mini travel pack. The colours are perfect for Spring and the bunting looks really cheery!
It's for one of my dearest friends who celebrates her birthday next week. She is a talented artist who loves travelling. I first met her almost twenty years ago when she was a Head of Year in a school in the North East of England and we've been friends ever since. She's such a talented needle woman and I often think of her when I am stitching. When she lived in the North East we would sometimes work on projects together and she was always bemused by my need to measure everything at least twenty times before I would start work. She, by contrast, would just grab her scissors and start hacking, I was always transfixed by this and would watch in awe. The upshot of our very different methods was that her work was always better than mine! In honour of this, I didn't obsess over measuring the pouch and I now don't think the caravan is placed quite straight, I guess I'm just not up to her standards, but I know she will smile when she sees it!
Happy Birthday Joan!