A couple months ago Caroline Hulse of SewCaroline invited me to her blog hop and sent me a darling bundle of her new fabrics... aren't they the sweetest?
But first I have to tell how I met Caroline... I have been following her blog for a couple years now. She has an amazing sense of style and color, and I have featured a bunch of her tutorials here on SewCanShe.
So anyway, at Quilt Market last October I found myself standing near the entrance trying to decide where to go next (there's so much to do there!), when I saw Caroline walking toward me. Of course, I recognized her from her blog (she's adorable) and I felt awkward at first knowing she wouldn't know who I am, and then there's the we-have-the-same-name thing going on. But I disregarded all that and exclaimed 'Hi Caroline!' as she walked by, lol. She stopped and we chatted for a minute. I introduced myself and she was so totally awesome, not weirded out by the same name thing. And now I think that's why she remembered me and asked me to be in the blog hop. Yay for me!
I had kind of a difficult time deciding what to do with my bundle of fabrics because I really wanted to use all of them. The collection is from Art Gallery Fabrics and it's called Gleeful, so appropriate, huh? I love the color palate and the vintage looking flowers.
First I made a 2-Sided Zip from the tutorial I wrote last year. Since I was using QAYG fabric, I got to skip the fusible fleece interfacing and it still turned out nice and cushy. I totally love this pouch for bright metal zippers. This zipper came from K and C Supplies. Did you see where I got the ribbon for the wrist strap?
Then I made another zipper pouch using Jedi Craft Girl's tutorial. Her design is really easy and the pouch is a nice size that stands on it's own. Especially with my QAYG fabric. It's perfect for my hexi papers.
I feel totally lucky that I got to work with Gleeful before anyone else did... thanks Caroline!