Hello blogging buddies, its March 25 here on my little Island in the Sun–PEI, Canada. Yessiree friends, I live in a beach community on the East Coast of Canada, so the Salt and Sand Blog Hop feels like it might have been made just for me.
Today is my day to to reveal a little something that IMHO is gonna be a really posh accessory for those summer days and nights right around the corner…AND I think its a perfect fit for the “Hop” being hosted by Carla (https://createinthesticks.blogspot.com) and Carol (https://www.justletmequilt.com/2021/01/new-blog-hop-salt-and-sand-signups.html) .
As always the rules are simple, which means the options are endless. All we have to do is sew something in ocean/sand colours and/or celebrating ocean creatures.
I love the beach…not sitting on a blanket in the hot summer sun…that’s kinda boring (and also really really bad for my mature skin), but I absolutely love love love getting up early in the morning and taking hubby and our three pooches for a walk along the shore at low tide. We literally can stroll through our back yard onto a trail that leads to an amazing world renowned beach. I am a lucky lucky woman.
Its nice to have something light to carry necessities in like a) keys b) sunglasses c) phone and d) mad money for a popsicle, so I decided to make myself a little carry-all pouch. Through sheer serendipity, I had a pattern for a simple FPP block that I found on IG at #fishybonespattern. You can also see it at #unicornhartspattern. Its a 9″ x 5″ little fishy skeleton and its perfectly adorable. I decided I would cut it back just a tiny bit to 9″ x 4.5″ and use it for the back of my pouch. Next I found a very simple zipper/pocket pouch tutorial on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/115686284165738435/ and got to work creating the perfect little pouch for summer strolls on the beach. I modified the size/number of the pockets to suit my needs and in less than an hour I was the proud owner of this beautiful pouch. (BTW, I am not good at installing zippers, and the only one I had was this one with metal teeth). I would suggest that you use a nylon one but I gotta say I love the way this one looks in the pouch. The pouch is perfect, very summery/beachy/practical and just as cute as the proverbial button if I do say so myself.
These are the bloggers who’s posts are going live today and tomorrow. I know they would love you to visit them.
Freckled Fox Quiltery (that’s me!)
You can also go visit the folks who blogged earlier this week by checking out these links. (Pssst, you really should go, there are some ahhhsome posts in this group!
Now aren’t you glad you did?
Did you do something creative today?