November 29th, 2008
Right after Thanksgiving… and right before I pull out the Christmas dec from the attic, the wheels start to turn in my head about what little pretties I’m going to make as little giftlettes for the holidays. I love containers. I love putting stuff in stuff. And I also needed to craft up something to dress up my shelf above my sewing room window. Light bulb went on - pennants were born. So being that my mind thinks in crafty ways (code for laziness), I decided to give a free pattern as a giftlette instead. Crafting it forward.
I thought about garland… I thought about a little pocket for my design wall to hold tools, treasures and candy.
I thought I’d swag it, but decided to hang it straight. At least something now could be straight n tidy in my sewing room. I strung my pockets on ric rac, but I also thought about the garland Jenny was making here.
Because I’ve never outgrown playing ding-dong-ditch, I thought about little nosegays - a Pennie Pocket with a handle. Perfect for cookies, notes and mischief. Or better yet, a little ding-dong-ditch, a nosegay… and my pattern inside for my crafty friends. Hmmm.
The wheels continue to turn in my head. Little Christmas nosegays for the tree… or 25 Christmas advent nosegays… or 8 blue & white nosegays for Hanukkah. Modified. Embellished. Embroidered. Pimped. So many ideas, I can’t even process them from my head to my keyboard - so I started a Pennie Pockets flickr group here. Wanna join me in the pool? The water’s warm - but not that kind of warm. I promise.
See my ModaBakeShop version here.
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