Saturday, 20 December 2014

Le Challenge: Ink Note Pouch (and a giveaway!)

I really like Le Challenge and every month I look forward to reading what Lucy and Nat come up with. When I read this month's Le Challenge was Ink my mind went completely blank. And when I say blank, I mean BLANK!
Then the day before the link up, I suddenly remembered a panel I made during a workshop at the Lago Maggiore Quilting Day this summer, using a kind of silk print technique called mono printing. As I desperately needed some way of keeping all the papers/bills/notes I carry around in my handbag tidy, this is what I came up with:



The Ink Note Pouch! The text panel is "framed" with wood grain fabric to look like a painting. It's funny, a fabric painting!


The lining is a tiny polka dot I used recently to make a mushroom. It makes the painting front look less serious!



For the back my Mum kindly donated one of her beautiful "vintage" pearl buttons. This one is particularly special as it is dark coloured instead of the usual white/cream pearl colour. The ric rac loop easily hooks on to the button, keeping all my mess of papers inside the pouch!



This pouch is going to be really useful and it has already brought me good luck as I (still can't believe it!) won a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!



Thank you Lucy @ Charm about you and Nat @ Made In Home for all your hard work. Don't miss Nat's giveaway here, she's celebrating her Baby's first month!


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15 comments:

  1. What a great and useful pouch. I loved reading the history of each thing you used to make it

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  2. Congratulations on winning the fun gift certificate, and what a useful pouch!

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  3. Congratulations on your win! What a fun organizer. Your choices are perfect.

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  4. Great interpretation of the theme Ella.

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  5. Good thing you had that panel ready to go! Congrats on your win, too. :-)

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  6. I love that panel, and the 'wooden' frame is a fun idea.

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  7. Congratulations on your win and that is an adorable pouch.

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  8. Great pouch! Congrats on your win :)

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  9. I love your pouch for purse organization! Very unique and fits the challenge! Yay ! for the gift certificate!!
    Susie

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  10. such a lovely pouch and, as it's hand printed, it's also unique. Great idea to keep all your papers in order.

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  11. Perfect use for the panel and congratulations on the win.

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  12. Gorgeous pouch and fabrics.congrats on your win and more to come!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and fabulous 2015.

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  13. That is much neater than shoving the receipts in the bottom of my handbag and then tipping them out onto my desk when I get home!
    It looks like a framed antique letter!

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  14. This is adorable! Love the text print you made yourself.

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