First, the selfish. My hubby has been out of town all week. So that meant the three days that the older kids were out of school for snow I was on my own. I did a lot of laundry and a lot of dryer-only loads of mittens, hats and scraves. We had a blast, but I ended each day in a state of exhaustion. I had big plans to sew in the evenings while he was gone, but instead I let the big boys stay up and watch the Winter Olympics with me since we didn't have to worry about early school mornings. Side note - I LOVE the Olympics and this year with the patchwork and matroyshka dolls, I am just smitten (I choose to ignore the politics and focus on the athletes and regular people coming together in peace) and I am so planning a project with those diamond rainbow patchwork panels! It was definitely a fun week, but I was itching to sew. Today, my in-laws took the big boys to go get heart shaped donuts and hang out for a while during the baby's afternoon nap and wouldn't you know, the stars aligned and he actually took the nap.
I knew exactly what I wanted to sew. I had seen this adorable valentine's pouch on IG and had to make a copy. Perfect for the coupons I never seem to bring into the store and the frequent customer cards crowding my wallet.
I loved cutting all of those pink squares and I used my glue basting tips finally! I think I'm converted!
Okay, if you're still with me, thanks for that! Second item of business, the mutually beneficial one, is a favor for a friend! Rachael, the amazingness behind Imagine Gnats has started an Indiegogo campaign to get her patterns on to paper!
You know I love her patterns, from the Meridian Cardi to the Bess Dress and all the sweet ones for little girls, too. You have a chance to fund her dream and you can get her awesome patterns just by donating (as low as $10 if you get in quickly). There are many options and every dollar adds up, so please consider donating (HERE!). If you donate a bit more, you can even get shop credit as a perk, that's what I did - I love her fabrics!
|image credit: Rachael, Imagine Gnats|
If you donate (or already have) and leave a comment here, I will pick one winner to receive an awesome selection of charm squares from my fabric collection. No idea how many or what yet, but don't worry, I'll take care of you : ) Let's just do honor system here. Tell me "I donated" and make sure I've got your email address somehow.
thanks for reading! Extra hugs and kisses for today, I love my readers and stitchy friends! xxxooo, Courtney