Last week I went on a short visit to my mom in Little Rock, Arkansas. While I was there, she hosted a belated birthday party for me! The guests included some of her friends that I know, as well as my aunt and two cousins. That's my mom on the left in the pink dress. My cousin Janet is a caterer, and she provided the delicious food for us--here she is, talking with her mother:
Before I went on my visit, I decided to make a little gift for each lady who would be at the party. I made a selection of my zippered pouches, and at the end of the luncheon, I brought them out and let everyone choose her favorite. Wouldn't you know I forgot to take a picture of the pouches before I gave them out?? Here is a duplicate of the one I made for Janet (she loves dachshunds and polka dots)
They are about 5 1/'2" x 8", with a flat bottom 2" wide, which is a great size for so many things; most women think of them as cosmetic bags, but my daughter uses hers to keep her Nintendo DS games together, and I use them for small items in my purse. I love making these for gifts because they are not too time consuming, yet they make a substantial gift, and anyone can use a pouch for something, right? All the ladies at the luncheon were surprised and pleased to receive one.
Someday, when I have more time, I hope to put together a tutorial of these pouches--so check back later!