24 January 2011

Valentines Love Pouches? check!

It took me a lot longer than I planned to finish these up, but it's still January, so I'm not too late, either!

Each pouch started with 9x10" rectangles, the flap is 8x7".  Fully lined, I did the reverse inset hearts and then regular applique initials for each child.  The outer fabric is white twill I had on hand for an abandoned project.  The lining fabrics are different for each child.  Two of them are Moda from last year's Sandy Gervais Valentines line.  One is a Michael Miller print, the last a fun gingham look that I also used for Kirsten's hat.

I had to try them on the chairs, and Baby was so excited to see them.  She pointed out all the letters and kept opening the pouch and peering inside.  

Here is a Big Brothers, to give you an idea of how the boy version turned out:

See my previous post on how to make the inset heart, for details on the tutorials I was inspired by.  I've wanted to make something like this for my children for a years...so happy I have it finished.  I will warn you that this was not a quick project, especially making four of them, but I think the effort was well worth it.

I won't be decorating for Valentines, yet.  It's still January, and we have a special little boy's birthday to celebrate before the month is over..and he doesn't appreciate all the pink and hearts around on his birthday.

UPDATE:  If your curious about what I've put in their pouches, I've shared two ideas HERE and HERE.

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13 happy thoughts:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Chris, absolutely love your pouches and photoshoot (& I think someone else does too)!! I ordered the pattern you posted about the other day - I am not sure whether I will be able to finish two on time, we'll see. But you have lit a fire under me.

hi-d said...

Cute project. It looks like you're a crafty one!

Thank you so much for your recent comment on Polly Want a Crafter's blog regarding my bird mobile.

Happy Monday!

Deidre said...

LOVE it Chris!!!

Hannah Stevenson said...

ACK!!! Totally cute Chris!

Melissa said...

Cute idea but what is even cuter is the adorable pics of your Baby.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Such cute pouches, Chris. I love the way they turned out. Your inset hearts look fantastic!

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

These turned out so nice! I love using ours last year.. the inset heart is the perfect touch.

Tasha said...

They turned out SOOO darling! I love them. It is in my plans to make some sort of bag to hang from my boys chairs on Valentine's Day too. Here is to hoping I get them done! I just love these.

Kalleen at Second Street said...

They're fabulous Chris. I love the fabrics you used.

megan {homemade ginger} said...

I've given you the stylish blogger award! Check it out!

Anonymous said...

LOVE these!! too too cute!! I also love all the ideas on your blog, I'm adding it to my reader :) I'd love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

oh & p.s I have a giveaway going on right now for an inspirational dog print :)

kim west said...

I have GOT to make me some of these! they turned out so cute and I know my kids would love them forever! great job!

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