Friday, August 12, 2011

pretty {little} pouch swap awesomeness.

alright, i have said it before and i'll say it again.  
my all time favorite swap is the pretty {little} pouch swap!
i totally lucked out and scored this pretty awesome pouch from round 1.
so when round 2 sign-ups opened a little over a month ago, i excitedly decided to join in the fun.
and this round totally rocked!


pretty {little} pouch swap. sent

as with any swap, i started stalking the heck out of my partner Elaine (dashasel on flickr) as soon as assignments went out.  her favorites and inspiration mosaic told me she loved gray and AMH, which happen to be two of my favorites, too! so with lots of ideas swimming around in my head i decided to sit on it for a few days (which turned into weeks).  and then finally--at the last minute--inspiration struck.


pretty {little} pouch swap. sent

pretty {little} pouch swap. sent


i was loving my bee blocks that had already started popping up on flickr, and really thought hoped it would be right up Elaine's alley.  so i started with one small-ish x and + block, added a few borders (gray of course!), and topped it off with a little hand stitching and a fun zipper.  and ta-da! 


pretty {little} pouch. round 2.

at this point i was loving it!  and i secretly wanted to keep it! :)  i really hoped Elaine would feel the same way about this little pouch and i need a little reassurance. in one last partner stalking session i came across this picture in her flickr stream. um, hello?  how cute is that!  i remember thinking to myself, "awe man, that is going to be one lucky partner!"  i completely ruled out the fact that it could potentially be for me because, let's face it, that never happens in swaps. 


i.stand.corrected.


the day after i sent my package (and the day before Elaine received hers) i was completely thrilled when i opened up this little pouch!


pretty {little} pouch. received.

it turns out our swap mama played a little trick on us and assigned us to each other!

pretty {little} pouch. received.


i seriously adore this pouch! from the stitching detail, to the gray, to the adorable LOVE on the front!  i couldn't have imagined a better pouch!


pretty {little} pouch. received.

thanks for making the perfect little pouch, Elaine!  i absolutely love it!

now, the only question is: when does round 3 start?

xo, Megan

15 comments:

  1. Awesome swap! I love both of these pouches. I'm going to have to try to join in round 3...

    The aqua zipper on yours is fab.

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  2. I am always amazed at how awesome these swaps are. Both of those pouches completely rock it!

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  3. Oh My, I had not seen either of these in the flickr pool. Love, love, love both of them.

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  4. Awesomeness is the perfect description of both of these pouches! Fun that you were partners to each other!

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  5. Love these both! Lucky girl! :)

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  6. Awesome!!! Lucky you!! And you made a super fab pouch, too :)

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  7. This looks like a great swap. I love both the pouch you made and the one you received, looks like you made great partners :)

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  8. Hi Megan! Both pouches are just amazing! they are so beautiful with the patchwork and stitiching!

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  9. So beautiful, and the hand stitching adds the perfect finishing touch!

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  10. The pouch you made is amazing! And how lucky that you got the one you *love*!!!

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  11. I'm so glad that we were paired up! And I'm with you, when does round 3 start? Oh and just in case, I gushed just a little about your pouch over here: http://dashasel.blogspot.com/2011/08/look-at-what-mail-carrier-brought.html

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  12. I especially like the purple background colors of the block you've sewn - it makes it so pitoresque! Both pouches are just amazing! I will keep an eye on the next swap start so I can join in (please let me know about)

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  13. Amazing!! I know Elaine in real life (she's a part of my guild) and have been drooling over both of your pouches!! I'm pretty sure that I'd like to steal both of them. :) Lucky lucky you two!

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  14. Cute pouches!!! I need to learn how to make one, zippers still scare me from my big disaster in home economics 20 years back! lol.

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