Once the block was done, I took out some of those colorful zippers I showed here a couple weeks ago, along with some fabrics and fusible batting to make some Sweetpea Pods for fun.
The pattern is by Joan Hawley from Lazy Girl Designs.
You can get a copy of the pattern HERE, if you wish. And there is a source for the cool zipper site where I got my zips in that link, too.
I've been kinda busy this week, so I only finished a couple of these little peapods. They're really easy to make and have a slick little trick to use only one side of the zipper and the pull to make the pouch.
Or maybe a they could be used for a giftie of wrapped sweets. A secret storage place for magical finds. A reusable pouch for grandma to tuck a couple dollars or coins for visits from wee ones. I can think of a million delightful uses for these.
Doesn't take much to convince me that I need to make some more! I raided my fabric stash and came up with some springtime fabric and zip pairings . . . .
Each fabric combo makes two pods. If you catch the Sweetpea bug, like me, be sure to order a packet of extra zipper pulls to double the fun.