I did it.
I ticked one item off the "one day I'll do this" list (don't tell me you don't have one... everyone has...)
Boxed pouches are quite ubiquitous these days... Pinterest is full of them and I've had my eyes on them for a while... then yesterday I grabbed one of my favourite piece of fabric (ever) - from the super talented Heather Moore - and got going.
You need a long zipper (mine was actually longer than needed... but I cut it. Not recommended if you use metal zippers though - don't ask me how I know) and some fusible interfacing. I found a serendipitous piece of just the perfect size at the bottom of my shelf... medium weight I think it was.
Lots of narrow quilting lines because they're good for the soul (and the perfect accompaniment to Bob Harris country on the radio btw).
The tutorial I used is from Bonnie from Pink Stitches and if I had had my head screwed on the right way yesterday this would have come together very quickly. The quilting was probably the longest part. BUT I didn't... and me and the seam ripper had a lot of time together. (... "the seam ripper and I...? whatever)
I did it. Pat in the back and incredulous look from No 3 when he got home ("you really did this?", I'm sure there was a compliment in there somewhere...).
Now, what shall I put in there?