The Sweet Pouch Swap was coordinated by Ros from Australia at Sew Delicious blog, .
Ok, on to the other handmade stuff.... I poured over D's blog to get an idea of what she likes. Danica has quite a few owls on her blog so I decided to make an owl pincushion first. I shopped around for the perfect fabric that would have green and blue (her favorite colors) in just the right pattern and finally found this Moda Simply Color print by V & Co.
Isn't he adorable! The wings open up so you can place your needles and pins inside the flaps.
The other fabrics were from my stash. I used some rhinestone brads from Stampin' Up for the pupils in the eyes, I think they add a little sparkle.
Lastly, I used a white on white "Quilt Across Texas" fabric on the back side of the owl just to send something obviously Texas.
After I made the pin cushion I made a matching zipper pouch using the same fabrics. Danica does not like alot of bling so I only embroidered a D and added a simple owl charm that I got from my friend Ruthie.
This is the note I received from her, completely warmed my heart!
YOU ARE THE SWEETEST MOST GENEROUS PERSON I KNOW!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!! I LOVE THE LITTLE POUCH!!! Those are the exact colors I would have chosen! And the Owl! How sweet is that! Martha, you don't know, but I grew up reading Dahl, I loved Charlie and the chocolate factory so much and now you are sending me Wonkas Rainbow Nerds!!!!
The pen! I love the colors! And you know what? I never had good baggage tags! Martha! You are such a nice person!
I love everything you sent me! Every little detail is perfect. I am humbled by your big heart and generosity! Thank you again! Every time I will look at those wonderful things, I will think of you! And send you and your family loving thoughts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
You made me very happy. All the best to you I have to try the Rainbow Nerds now :-)
Big hug D