It is that time of the year. The squirrels in my yard are very busy and very hungry. I don't have any pictures of the squirrels but I can give you one with a chipmunk.
This is the marvelous Mystique, one of our long term foster cats. She was with us for over a year in total. We put peanuts on the window ledge to entertain her. We called it her car order. Here she is taking the order of a passing chipmunk.
Actually, the squirrels for this blog are those little projects that you just have to try. I spent most of the month working on my Boronia Bowler Bag, and Friday, I finally finished it.
However, while I was waiting for matching thread to arrive (yes, I was silly enough not to check to see if I had the correct coloured thread before I started), I saw a new project I just had to try.
This is the Effortless Twin Pouch, by Spencer Ogg Patterns. It is a free video tutorial on her YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/DJzXP9S_zl4
It was quick and easy. I used a fat quarter, some PUL fabric and a zipper I had in my stash, and I did have matching thread for this one. However, because the PUL can't be ironed, I couldn't get crisp folds to make it stand up, unless it had something heavy in the pockets. It also didn't stay folded.
So, today, I mad another one, using the same fabrics, and added a magnetic snap, this time.
I also put a crisp fold in the cotton fabric before I started to see if that would help.
This is the new bag (the zippers are different colours) and it stands pretty well.
The centre fold looks pretty good.
On the first one, I added bar tacks to hold the fold.
Now I need to try one with a cotton lining and maybe do French seams on the outside to help it stand. Obviously, there are more squirrel projects to try here!
I'm linking to Sandra's "Drop Everything And Make it" link up, over at MMMQuilts. Go and check out the other projects.