I love embroidery. And Joel Dewberry. And zippy pouches. So I combined them.
is really in tune to my hobbies knows about my Things I Want board on Pinterest, and on it he found out that I wanted a bunch of stuff from Jenny Hart's store Sublime Stitching. So he hooked me up for Christmas! My gift included the ENTIRE set of the new Sublime Flosses, this sweet book, and a Q-Snap frame. (Side note: according to the shop, this was the last copy of the book, and it was "rough around the edges" - something I didn't notice - so they very sweetly included some little extras in the front pocket. Much appreciated!)
This little chandelier was actually going to be for the front of a planner cover. But (keeping it real) I couldn't figure out how to make a cover that accommodated for a large spiral. Well, actually, I might have been able to, but I kind of got bored with the idea of trying. Ah well! So I made a zippy pouch instead. I used Elizabeth Hartman's pattern for Perfect Zip Bags. This is a small Style C. What am I keeping in this pouch? I don't know yet. I'm sure I'll think of something.
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I used some metallic DMC floss for the gold part of the chandelier. I like that a lot better than the Kreinik blending filament I used in the blue French knots. That particular filament never shows up, even in person (definitely not on camera!). Plus it's kind of a pain to work with. But now I know that I prefer metallic floss to blending filaments, so I'm glad I tried it!
First finish of 2013! I kind of love it.
Linking to Fabric Tuesday on Quilt Story and Crazy Mom Quilts.