Salt and Sand on PEI

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 ( and Carol ( .

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 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.

March 25



Stitchin At Home

The Joyful Quilter


Freckled Fox Quiltery (that’s me!)

Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales

Words & Stitches

March 26

Just Let Me Quilt


Quilting Gail

Samelia’s Mum

Quilt Fabrication

Little Penguin Quilts

Just Sew Quilter


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!

March 22

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Selina Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

Days Filled With Joy

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Karen’s Korner

Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Crafts and Math

March 23


Life in the Scrapatch

Food for Thought

For The Love Of Geese

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Karrin’s Crazy World

Sew Many Yarns

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

March 24

Ms P Designs USA

DayBrook Designs

Vroomans Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Quilt Schmilt

The Darling Dogwood

Daughters of Dorinda

Annie’s Musings

Now aren’t you glad you did?

Did you do something creative today?


Published by Velda at the Freckled Fox Quiltery

I am a quilter, a wife, a mom and grandma. I live here on beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. Life is good.

25 thoughts on “Salt and Sand on PEI

  1. How wonderful your walks sound. You are so lucky and now you do have the perfect carry-all pouch. Adorable in every way!


  2. I have so wanted to travel to PEI. Hopefully when the borders open. I love your small pouch, so creative!


  3. It sounds like an idyllic place to live and your little pouch will come in handy nearly everyday. Perfect.


  4. Nice pouch! It’s perfect for this hop and will be great for carrying your little things.


  5. These convenient and useful little pouches are perfect for a walk along the beach or anywhere. The fish bones is a very fun design and the pockets are so handy to separate items. Yes, metal zips can be a bit tough on needles if you’re not careful, but I agree, they do look good in specific circumstances.


  6. What a fun little project. Don’t drop it on the beach or it might get lost :D. I’m jealous of your proximity to the beach. PEI is such a wonderful place (the little bit of it I have been lucky enough to explore).


  7. Those pouches are perfect for a beach walk. Fishy Bones is just too cute! I love your rowboat in the background, too. Thank you for sharing your beachy fun with us!


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