Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cellphone Case and Traveling Pattern Winner

The winner of the Lizzie Kate "Wear a Smile" pattern and, hence, the next in line to stitch the traveling pattern is Angi at My Happy Memories.  If you haven't checked out Angi's blog, take a look.  She does some lovely crafting  including free original cross-stitch designs for you to stitch.  Angi, please send me your snail mail address so I send the pattern to you.

I spied these cute birdcase designs in my freebie collection while searching for something else completely.  I thought I'd make a birthday card from one of them, but after I stitched it up, I thought it was too pretty for just a card.  I had seen a tutorial with a slightly different method for sewing up a pouch from the way I usually do it and I wanted to try it out.  Plus I wanted to try a different closure.  The design was a perfect size for a cell phone pouch, so the project plans were set. 

The stitching is on 18 count hand dyed Aida from Sassy.  The floss colors have been modified since the contrast was not to my liking when I used this blue fabric with the suggested colors.   I used cotton batting and the piece is lined with no exposed raw edges.  The closure loop is made from a hair elastic, and I found a reasonably sized button in my button jar.  Makes a nice padded case for those who carry the phone and don't want it to get damaged.  Probably not ideal for those who are glued to the screen at all times.  Fits my Blackberry Bold nicely so I hope it fits whatever cell phone the recipient of this gift uses.

You can download the free patterns for the birdcage cards at the Making Spot.
The tutorial for the pouch can be found here at Elizabeth's Whimsies.



27 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow! I love that bird cage design, and I really love how you made it into a cell phone pouch! So cute!

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely finish, and I love that colour blue. I like the simple fastenings like that

Nima said...

wow..that's a cute pouch Annie...lovely cross stitching too

Angi said...

I'm very happy Annie, thank you! your pouch is lovely, I'd never have thought blue fabric could look so great.

Judit said...

Really nice work, I like it a lot! Excellent finish!

Annette-California said...

Oh how Pretty your birdcase turned out:)Congrats to Angi!
love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

Cute pouch!! Love the designs & the colours :)

meggie said...

Hello Annie

What a lovely finish, the colours are very pretty!
Thanks for the pattern links too!
Congrats to Angi!

Vickie said...

That is grrrrreat!

Annette said...

Congratz to the winner!
I;m going to check her blog
what a beautifull foon-holder.. wonderfull job!!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Wonderful case and congratulations to Angi.:)

Zeb said...

Congratulations Angi!

And what a gorgeous design! Thanks for sharing the link :)

Angela P said...

Gorgeous finish, love the idea of a stitched cell phone pouch :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Super cute finish! Love the blues!

Pam in IL said...

Lovely stitching and love that blue! The recipient is sure to love it too.

Carol said...

That is such a pretty finish, Annie, on that blue fabric. The idea of using a hair elastic to hold it is genius!! And that backing fabric is so pretty (of course--it's blue!). Another great project, Annie--the recipient is sure to love it :)

Kissy said...

This is simply beautiful!!
Perfect for the cell phone pouch!

Melanie said...

Oh, how clever! It's just darling. Great job!

Mylene said...

Such a lovely stitching and perfectly finished!!

Karen said...

Very pretty and so useful, too! Thanks for the links, I enjoyed visiting them!

zoomcity said...

Oh, Annie, it's so cute!!

♥ Nia said...

ohhh it looks so cute!! =) Lovely stitching sweetie, wonderful work :D

Hetti said...

Lovely birdcase phone pouch you have made Annie and thank you for the useful links ;-))
Congrat to Angi, very nice blog.
XXX Hetti

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely cell phone case, and so beautifully stitched and finished. Wonderful!

Pumpkin said...

That is SO cute! Well done Annie :) I always enjoy seeing what you're up to.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely phone pouch, both useful and beautiful.

Thanks for the link to Angi's blog. I love her designs and will definitely have a go at stitching the witch.

Nicky said...

So sweet! I have a thing for anything with birds and birdcages so I totally love it...