Wednesday, 28 April 2010

New listing: Reversible lavender and lilac vintage fabric tote


I have just listed this lavender and lilac vintage fabric tote in Pouch's Etsy store

This tote makes a great beach bag, knitting bag, book bag or gym bag. It's also perfect for taking to the shops or farmers market to stock up on provisions.

This tote has no visible seams, so it is reversible – making this two bags in one!

Made with upcycled, vintage fabric featuring a floral pattern in shades of pale lilac, rich purple and soft lavender. It is fully lined with repurposed, damson purple corduroy fabric.


It has a total of 5 pockets, 3 on the vintage fabric side and 2 on the corduroy side. The handles are made from strong white webbing and covered on one side with the same lavender and lilac fabric.

Fun, stylish and eco-friendly.

Full listing details with measurements here:
Reversible lavender and lilac vintage fabric tote


Monday, 26 April 2010

A pre-baby indulgence


I made this wave pintuck cushion cover way back in January 2009, but with pregnancy and becoming a mum, this is the first chance I've had to blog about it.


I am really proud of the way it turned out, I have no plans to make more to sell in my etsy store, it was purely a pre-baby indulgence and I want to show it off!!


It's made with fairtrade, oragnic Chandni Chowk fabric in a lovely shade of indigo blue.


It took me about six weeks to make, but that was due to fitting it in around work, it wouldn't have taken that long if I'd concentrated on it fully for a couple of days! I normally like to have pairs of cushion covers, but the chances of me having the time to sit down and make another one look pretty unlikely at the moment! The most important thing is that I enjoyed making it, we use it everyday and it's holding up well to daily use. So all the effort of sewing over 30 pintucks was worthwhile and maybe one day I will make another one to go with it...


Thursday, 22 April 2010

UK Handmade Writing Competition


Are you a keen writer living in the UK? Are you passionate about handmade? Then why not get your creative juices flowing and enter the UK Handmade writing competition!

This is a chance to have your say on a topic that really matters to you - write up to 500 words on any topic which relates to the creative world, include some nice pictures and email it to at any time up to Friday 28th May 2010.

The winning article will be published in the Autumn issue of UK Handmade Magazine (due out 1 September 2010), and there will also be an in depth interview with the winner published on the UK Handmade blog. The winner will also receive a free advertising spot in the magazine.

The competition is open to everyone within the UK, so feel free to tell your friends about it - this is a great opportunity to get an article published in one of the fastest growing and widely read online magazines in the handmade community!

Competition Rules:
* Entries can be on any subject as long as they are related in some way to the creative industries.
* Articles should be no longer than 500 words with 2-3 accompanying photos.
* The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT) on Friday 28th May 2010
* Email submissions only to
* One entry per person.
* Entrants must be resident in the UK.
* The winner will be announced on the blog on Thursday 1st July 2010.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

New listing: Green leaves oversized tote


This latest listing is made with recycled, vintage fabric featuring a pattern of leaves in shades of forest green and pure white. Fully lined with moss green corduroy fabric. It has 2 internal pockets. The handles are made from robust green and white webbing.


This tote makes a great beach bag, knitting bag, book bag or gym bag. It's also perfect for taking to the shops or farmers market to stock up on provisions. You can cram virtually anything into this handy tote.


Free shipping on all bags, totes and clutch purses throughout April 2010!
Green leaves oversized tote

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Cosa Verde Earth Day Giveaway!


The Cosa Verde Earth Day Giveaway is now underway! Check out the details on Modish for further info on how to enter this amazing competition.

Cosa Verde have gathered together over $1600 worth of goodies and they have been divided into 4 bags worth approximately $400 each. They are filled with handmade, eco-friendly prizes donated by ethical and eco-minded designers from across the globe.

Pouch is taking part in the giveaway by offering a vintage fabric lavender filled sleepy owl as a prize for one of the bags!

See the full range of prizes here

The competition ends on Earth Day (April 22nd 2010) so get your entry in as soon as you can!


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