I was honoured when someone who had seen a picture of the pouch I had made for a swap on Flickr, got in contact last year to ask if I would be interested in making one for her. Something similar, but not an exact replica. I was thrilled and enthusiastic, but had to postpone the project since the request came 2 weeks before we were due to move out of our home in Rotorua. Once things finally got within cooee of being under control over here, I emailed the lovely lady to ask if she was still interested. Hooray - she was! And not only that, but could I please now make 2 pouches, as she was expecting a wee baby and wanted a second one for in her nappy (diaper) bag.
I'm delighted to say that - at long last - these 2 are on their way to Oklahoma, where I'm hoping they'll be used to within an inch of their lives!
They are fully lined boxy pouches, with exteriors constructed from a cotton/linen blend (a generic from Spotlight, I think) and fully pieced *portholes* with coordinating fabrics featured within. Coordinating lining fabrics, zips and hand embroidery finish the look. I reinforced the bags with fleece interfacing to help give it structure and durability without adding stiffness. The boxes are slightly different sizes, but are about 9" x 4' x 3" (23cm x 10cm x 8cm). I am thrilled with the *amoeba* shaped portholes (with the AMH fabric) - those things were tricky to execute! But I must confess that the wee caravans (On The Road, by Robert Kaufmann) get me every time. And remind me that I really need to stop hoarding that fabric and make something for us!