Two things get me every time: charming + little!
Susi, of Tiny Toffee Designs, does both of these so well. I love her foundation paper piecing patterns (see them all at her etsy shop) and I'm here to help celebrate the latest set "Dream Big" in its very own blog hop.
If you've never sewn using the foundation paper piecing method, I should probably mention that when I stitched the Gliding Swan, above, it was only my second time. The wonderful Elnora Chambers gave me a lesson in paper piecing over a year ago ~ and that was the first time. So, if you're familiar with this pattern, you'll see I made a mistake ~ but I saved it and I love this swan (mistake and all)! I framed it in linen and turned it into a mini folio. Inside there is a full length pocket and I haven't made the divisions yet because I'm not precisely sure what else I'll be keeping in it besides my notebook.
But I seriously loved making this charming little project! ;)
I loved it so much I made three more hexies from the "Dream Big" set.
A little appliqué, embroidery, a metal zip, and Art Gallery Fabric's new linen/cotton blend helped me to create my new favorite zip pouch. Seriously, these little projects are the best. Thank you, Susi, for creating such adorable patterns! Check out the schedule for the rest of the blog hop here, and be sure to visit Mary and Kate who are also sharing projects today!