Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Move Over Fabric Basket...

...there`s a new goodie in town.  It`s the fabric envelope.  Look - the passports are all ready for our trip `home` next month.

I used a couple of my Pernilla`s Journey FQs and this tutorial to make a fabric envelope.  It is super easy and you can run one up quicker than it would take to eat 3 Jacob`s Crackers without drinking water.


Much much quicker. 


I wish I had thought of a fabric envelope when I was sending my scraps in The Scrappy Swap 2011 (my poor partner still hasn`t received her scraps despite them being sent over 3 weeks ago but they were in an envelope - albeit not as pretty). I am assured by the swap mama that the country she lives in is renowned for its slow mail.  But doesn`t every country have slow mail?

Happy with a pleasing result for little effort (yes, I`m a lazy good for nothin` wotzit), I made another using Loulouthi this time.


When I made the second one, I made the flap slightly deeper and it seems to sit better when closed.  If I was to use this as a passport holder, it would certainly need a fastening but that would be easy enough.


I actually popped over to In Color Order to look at the tutorial for this drawstring bag after seeing a gorgeous version here.  That could be the next little project.  Seen any good tutorials recently?

*thank you for all your lovely get well wishes yesterday - they seem to be working as I`m feeling a lot better.  I may even get back to the gym tomorrow before my fitness buddie gives up on me completely!

16 comments:

Cindy said...

It's beautiful! I've been thinking of making a little pouch for my passport too! Yours is just perfect.

Sheila said...

Very smart, would be good for giving money gifts too?
Glad you are feeling better, my cold is still lingering and I am less than happy about it, think a week is long enough now.

Ellie said...

Happy to hear you are feeling a bit better - you just needed some blog health vibes lol.
These little pouches are such a good idea for lots of different things.
Are you looking forward to your trip to England? - it is England isn't it?

Manda said...

They look great! Very pretty and useful!

Ms. Becky said...

what a splendid idea for carrying a passport! you're so creative and talented. I hope you're feeling much better. take good care now, and happy day to you Annabella.

Flying Blind... said...

Gym? You are sick in the head!

Love those envelopes - I've pinned that!! (And double pinned those drawstring bags after seeing Ashley's!

busybusybeejay said...

I love the pouches.Hope you are continuing to improve.

Sarah said...

Lovely envelopes!

Catherine said...

what great envelopes and lovely fabric. Glad you are starting to feel better

Toni said...

What a fun idea! I really love that first one!

susan said...

Love the envelopes but think that it is your fabric choices that make them so much more wonderful. Great job!

Rosa said...

They are very cute and your fabrics choices are absolutely wonderful!!

Rebecca Lynne said...

So...envelope wallets are a small obsession of mine. I could always find them in the UK and Spain when I lived there. But in the US? No. No envelope wallets. What gives? Ah, but Annabella, leave it to you to reintroduce me to my old obsession...and in fabric no less. Yay! Thank you!

diane said...

Now the envelope is something that I have not seen in the blogasphere. They look very useful, I might need to make one. I made Jeni's gathered pouch and it was super easy and fun.
xo

Katy Cameron said...

Very well chosen fabric for that passport envelope, given the name of the line! Very pretty, and useful though

Archie the wonder dog said...

Lovely fabric envelopes!!