Monday, April 21, 2014

BBA April Challenge - Color Challenge

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.



  1. That pouch is so sweet! I love it's petal shape...and I also love the colours and Liberty print (as you might know) :)
    Good luck with all the sewing ahead, and it's great that Erin is helping you!

    1. Thanks, Duni! I knew you'd like the Liberty print. Erin has been a great helper. She'll pop in for an hour or so at the craft fair so I can have a little break and visit the other vendors. I like her company and her help--and she gets a little extra spending money.

  2. What an adorable little pouch! I love the fabric and flower shape. I hope you have a great show on Saturday!

  3. this is a wonderful fulfillment of the challenge, and you using it for a craft fair is awesome!

    1. Thanks, Linda! Thankfully, they go together quickly--and I can use scraps.