A hand stitched pouch I have made for my friend, Laura.
She requested a new handmade pouch,
(showing me the worn out pouch she had been using).
Of course I was much obliged.
Laura likes Japanese things
and her room is full of beautiful objects from when she lived in Japan.
I used this beautiful shibori fabric which was made by Joanie.
The blue floral bias binding, and the green trim, are Liberty of London and I bought them in Paris. The cardinal button is from a shop in a little town in Illinois, America. I've been saving it for years. It was perfect for this project ( I like it when that happens!)
The red floral bias binding was a gift, i think it came with an order from Melissa
I stitched the whole thing by hand. I like the way it isn't perfect, the way the hand stitching creates irregularities.
I printed the fabric which I used for the lining with one of my hand carved stamps.
ps. Laura is a wonderful musician and I would highly recommend listening to her beautiful songs.