This week's project in the Sew-A-Long was an adorable little pouch, shaped like a house, complete with doors and windows and a flowery garden.
In other words: a little too cutesy for me.
Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of great projects by other folk in the Sew-A-Long. Great color and texture choices. Some nice embroidered details. It's just not my bag, baby! (Points to those who get the Austin Powers reference.)
So, I debated what to do. Do I make it anyway, even though I don't know what the hell I'll do with it? Do I skip this week's project and get a jump on one of the bigger ones coming up?
I decided that I would make the House Pouch.
But I'd make it MY way.
I decided to do a simple row of houses with varying roof lines, heights, widths. The houses are coordinating quilting cottons on an osnaburg background. I left the backside plain.
The bag is lined in black cotton. I added coordinating tabs to the zipper ends for a more finished look.
Here's a close up of the zipper end.
I kept it simple, modern and j-u-s-t right.
I think it will hold all of my crochet hooks nicely.