A while back, I made some gorgeous Road Trip Cases designed by Anna Graham of Noodlehead. The pattern was well worth the 7$ price tag (and no, she didn't pay me to say that!) That said, if you're not into paying for patterns, she has some fab tutorials on her site as well - one of which is for the Open Wide Zippered Pouch. I've had this tut pinned for a dog's age and this week, I thought of the perfect reason to whip some up!
I won't go into all the details of how they're made - Anna's tut does that far better than I ever could! But I did opt to box the corners at 3 inches instead of the 4 inches given in the pattern. This is probably why my pouches turned out a little more squat than the ones on the Noddlehead blog. I have an odd feeling that I did something wrong in the construction of these, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. Oh well... they still look good! ☺
These three medium sized pouches will be filled with goodies and packed in my hospital bag as gifties for the great nurses I know I'm going to have at our local women's and children's hospital. When I was hospitalized at the same facility back in early March, I had phenomenal care. I feel badly that I wasn't able to thank the nurses with a little something... I was just too sick.
Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, it may seem from a bloggy perspective that a lot of amazing things get done here every darned day. I will say here and now that there is a great deal of napping, eating of snacks, and general bleh-ness. Sometimes wanting to write a blog post about a project is the thing that keeps me going and makes me feel some semblance of normality is being maintained. Remember... not everything you see on TV or the internet is exactly like real life. Any one still trying to adopt a House Hippo?