the idea was to make a small travel pouch for my hubby aka "dada" for when he goes on his many trips for work. i found this great tutorial via the internet. go ahead and check the link. i'll wait. doesn't the pouch look perfect, just like its name?
we-ell...i started thinking that his toothbrush couldn't really fit into the pouch with its original dimensions. and really, what is the point of a travel case if you can't put your toothbrush in it?? maybe what i needed to do was fiddle around with the size...and then that would mean fiddling around with a different zipper length...or maybe if i just make the box flatter, that may give it more length...
i think i've read somewhere that one should never mess with a recipe before one has tried to follow it precisely the first time. i think the same can be said of sewing patterns
you can be the judge of the results of my madness here
my husband does not like my cutesy fabrics for his things, suffice it to say, so i had to choose a plain beige-y cotton twill. i felt like boo, that's boring, but it turned out surprisingly cute with the green zipper and matching inside green fabric.
i added a little sewn tag from isla (well, you know, via me) to the zipper because baby girl really is quite attached to her dada and misses him terribly when he is away (ya hear that, daddy?). so the pouch really is a little reminder of her. plus, i enjoy zipper tags.
and let me just say that two weeks without my dear husband when baby girl is sick feels incredibly close to two months. i love my children, but the two weeks without my husband were barely barely surviveable. thankully, she is much better now