I thought I would show you something different today instead of knitting or crochet projects. I found some fabric that I fell in love with in the fabric store and knew I had to get it. It was only a fat quarter so I couldn’t do a lot with it but it was perfect for a pencil-case. It took awhile but I finally got out the sewing machine and got sewing.
So you might be wondering what on earth is that bird. Well, it is a Pukeko which is a native bird in New Zealand – it could be another very similar bird but I am going to stick with it being a Pukeko.
When I was living in Auckland I would drive past a nest every day on my way to work/university. It became a bit of a game to spot a Pukeko every morning. Since moving to Christchurch I have only seen them once which was the other day when I had to slow down for 2 of them to cross the road. I do miss seeing them because they really are funny to watch. Check out this video with them featured in an advert for an electricity company in New Zealand – I love the way the baby Pukeko’s walk!
For the pencil-case I used the pattern for the Zipper Pouch from the Craftsy Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch. This is a free class but I think it is just as good as one you would pay for. I watched the videos a long time ago so just followed the downloadable pattern instructions. I got so carried away making it that I forgot to take photos which is why I haven’t posted about it on WIP Wednesday.
I really like the way it opens up and you can fit a lot of stuff in it. It is lined with black fabric to hide any dirt. I think I will make another one for my hexipuff supplies but I need to make it just a bit longer to fit the needles.
That is all from me today. If you had never heard of a Pukeko before, you learned something new today. If you don’t get my fascination with the bird that is OK. They are a bird that you need to see in real life to fall in love with.
Be sure to check out Tami’s Amis Blog for more finished projects.