Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Little Obsessed

This past December I was trying to find different ways to avoid decorating our Christmas tree that Jim had brought home.  I made appointments, tried extra cleaning the house (I had to get ready for the kid's visit) and looked for any option that I might have an excuse to not put ornaments on the tree.
One of the local quilt shops near me (I am blessed to have several close by) Fabric Garden was offering mini demo's for quick and easy projects on a Saturday. 
I signed up and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon smelling fabric fumes.
One of the projects demo'ed was Sweetpea Pods by Lazy Girl Designs.
Using two 10" squares of fabric, a 10" piece of fusible pellon and a zipper you can make two of these pods.
Each pod uses one side of a zipper.
Fortunately the good people at Atkinson Designs make colorful zipper pulls so you can use both sides.
You also don't have to match your zipper pull colors to your zipper


Or you can.
I might have gotten a little bit carried away today making Sweetpea Pods.

I probably would have made more but I ran out of zippers.
And I can report I didn't have to decorate the tree.  I only had to put the lights on.  The kid and his girlfriend did the rest.



  1. Hmmmm... you remind me of someone I know... :-)

    Those are adorable! Sewing machine candy!

  2. The tree at the old house was 11 1/2 feet tall. It too sooooo many ornaments and it wasn't a pleasure to decorate. I used to find ways to con the kids into doing it. The tree at the new house is 7 1/2 feet and much easier to decorate!!!

    I love your colorful pouches. Such fun!