After creating a crafty iphone case for Fuzkittie, Jie-Jie is no.2 on my list. So I have asked her what would she like for me to make her, and her answer was a spring feeling pouch that is enough for her to put in makeup and accessories.
At first I panicked. I have never make pouches before, but quickly looked into my massive library of Japanese craft books. I picked this book out:
I did study Japanese for a bit, but it was for a year only, so the instructions in the book was a bit too technical for me to understand. Luckily Japanese craft books are well diagrammed enough that I can make good guesses on their instructions :)
Jie Jie wanted a spring theme influenced by Paul and Joe's spring collection. I haven't been following Paul and Joe so I don't know what their spring collection looks like. After receiving images from Jie Jie, I know the fabrics I have may not be what she is looking for. So I went to a fabric store and got her a pastel blue fabric with rose prints... coincidentally it looks like Cath Kidston's prints!!
I plan to try and make a small book bag later with the Japanese themed fabric to the left. Stay tuned!
But I still want to experiment with the darker fabric I have for Jie Jie, and I paired it up with the laces I got from my last trip to Hong Kong. And to personalized this experimental pouch, I gave the inside fabric a personal touch:
Viola, Jie Jie's name embroidered in the inside of the pouch!
I want to hear her scream when she sees it! Haha! Why do I like to hear people scream?