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a birthday pouch for Claire

birthday pouch for claire: paris apartments

My favorite Claire’s birthday was Monday: the big quarter-century. I wanted to celebrate her newfound love of travel: we spent a few days exploring Switzerland together in October, and that was her first transatlantic journey. Now, she’s hooked on traveling (i’m taking the credit for that one), and she’s planning to visit France this fall.

I bought this colorful house print cotton in Germany, so it will always convey a European feel to me. I stitched up a little pouch with a metal zipper, and a leather keyring tab to keep it classy. It’s impossible to have too many little pouches, especially on adventures. Keeping track of receipts, ticket stubs, all those coins, currywurst forks that you can’t bear to throw away… I clearly require a pile of zipper pouches at all times.

birthday pouch for claire: paris apartments

Happy Birthday Claire! So glad I could celebrate with you. And have a wonderful weekend, dear readers!

a little birdie pouch

little birdie pouch

My sewing brain was rusty, and my sewing table was dusty. That should never happen! So I made a tiny little birdie pouch. Because you can always use another tiny little pouch. This one’s 5″ x 3″… perfect for holding hair ties and chapstick, or my little German vocabulary cards.

I can’t get enough of metal zippers lately… I just love how they look and feel. This one has some age to it, so there’s a slight patina, and I think that makes it even better.

little birdie pouch

It coordinates quite nicely with the bright yellow salt & pepper shakers I bought on a Spring break antiquing adventure last week. They’re amazing!

little birdie pouch

It’s striped on the inside. Tiny birdies and stripes. A good little project for a cold, snowy day.

yellow vintage salt & pepper shakers

And here is another shot of my salt & pepper shakers, because I know you wanted to see more!

lovely distractions

the sky’s blueness yells,
“don’t do that homework! i made
this day beautiful!”

paisley corduroy zipper wristlet

Here is my new wristlet! I made it yesterday… I had too much creative burnout (and not enough space or supplies) for something incredibly original, but this is one of my favorite fabrics ever and I needed to make something with it.

I am absolutely enamored with printed corduroy. It’s finally feeling fallish again (my favorite season!) so I can break out my stash, or as little of my stash that I currently possess in my darling but cell-like room. This one has such a unique color combination… I love turquoise, and it’s paired with the one shade of purple that I can actually stand. I’m also determined to use more gray in my works in the future: while I’m hesitant to call it a color, gray makes everything else look more exciting. And that’s a useful job.

paisley print corduroy zipper wristlet

So I now possess another wristlet. I already have one that I use daily, but this one’s slightly bigger and can fit both my phone and camera inside. Plus, it saved me from drowning in physics and maths so it is completely necessary.

Today was the day of the most perfect weather ever; I got one of my two rolls of film for Photography shot, and took plenty of digital pictures as well. The amount of real homework I finished was… scant, to say the least. But today was sunny, with blue sky and the first hint of a ferocious fall wind. You can’t blame me. And as of right now, it was worth it.

(but just wait until tomorrow.)