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New York Cherry Pouch

I recently participated in my first handmade project swap on Instagram. Each person made a zippered pencil pouch, and the theme was favorite ice cream flavors!

Susi was one of the organizers of the swap, and she also was the person who made a pouch for me. (I made a pouch for Millie.) My favorite ice cream flavor is New York Cherry, and I'm pretty sure it goes back to when I was little and memories of going out for Chinese food with my grandparents. Anyway, Susi perfectly captured the flavor of the ice cream...and my love of the Statue of Liberty. Pretty sure she didn't even know that about me!

And what's even more perfect is that I'm currently planning a trip to New York City this fall, and the lovely lady liberty is on my list of things to see and do. You can bet that this pouch will be coming with me!

In the meantime, I'm thinking that I need to organized a handmade swap (I did one once before), I've just finished another round of proofing on my book, and I'm nearly finished with a new project to share with you. Just a little more stitching! Busy, busy around here!

15 comments:

  1. this looks super cute ! I just love it :))

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  2. Shauna7:30 AM

    So cute!! And if you host a swap, I am IN!!! :)

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  3. I love swaps, you should definitely host one!

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  4. I've just started swapping this year and have already finished one, with 3 more to go!
    I'd definitely sign up to a swap that you were organising :D

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  5. cute and I would love to join any swap you host!

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  6. Anonymous10:24 AM

    I sent you an email yesterday Mollie, did you receive it? It had a link in it.

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    1. The one about the archeological find? I did and thank you! You'll hear back from me, I promise!

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    2. Anonymous12:35 PM

      I only asked because some mail programs don't allow messages with links in them to go through. :-) No hurry, take your time. :-)

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  7. An embroidery swap!?!?

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    1. Maybe...or perhaps embroidery with some EPP thrown in?

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  8. this is ridiculously cute! I love it! And the swap sounds fun, too.

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  9. This is sweet. I participated in your swap and it was really fun. If you do organize one, could it be via some other vehicle than instagram. I only have instagram on my phone and it is very hard to see and manage. I really don't understand it and have not been able to find the original posts to join swaps until after they are full. I find Flickr much easier to use.

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    1. I'll keep that in mind! If I do one, I would definitely post about it here for people to sign up.

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  10. Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts.
    Business man try it

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  11. A handmade swap sounds fun. Good luck with your book, sounds like a lot of work.

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