Each month, the Blogging Business Artisans Team has a challenge. This month's challenge came from Duni of PeriDotByDuni:
Create something, anything using a color you would rarely incorporate into your creations, i.e. I rarely use black :) It does not have to be seasonal or for your Etsy shop. Surprise yourself!
This was a difficult challenge for me, because I use LOTS of different colors in making items for my shop. But most of my color choices are bright, saturated colors, or bold chevron patterns. And the few pastels I have are contemporary prints.
So for this challenge, I decided to make something using a pretty Liberty of London small-scale floral print and a scrap of lilac-colored fabric. Even though I have lilac and aqua chevron items in my shop, this look is dainty and shabby chic, and the colors are soft pastels.
I made this little fabric gift pouch based on a tutorial by Lisa and Sarah, a mother-daughter team. Their blog is Spoonful of Sugar Designs. It only took two 8.5" squares of fabric and 40"of perle cotton.
I was pleased with how it turned out, so I filled it with mini Cadbury Eggs and gave it to granddaughter Erin (who attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) for a little Easter treat. I thought she might use the little pouch to hold jewelry or other small items (ear buds?) when the candy is gone.
It was a scrap happy little project. I hope to make several more before the craft fair this Saturday. These little gift pouches would be cute May baskets or Mother's Day gift holders. And I always need some cute, inexpensive items for craft fairs. And quick and easy is an added bonus!
Yikes!! The craft fair is only 5 days away!
Erin helped me add snaps to a BIG batch of baby bibs on Saturday, and I hope to make several key fobs before the April 26 craft fair, too -- and some sunbonnets. So much to do, so little time!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.