Nero's post III

"life is meant to be colourful"


Selvage Pouches

Hi Dear Friends! These selvage pouches didn’t appear here yet even I made them a while ago. After making cases for sunglasses and phones, I continued with {selvage & strips} inspiration.

Selvage Pouches by Teje

Both pouches have selvages and strips on both sides. Same colour palet continues on the other side.

selvage pouch by teje

selvage pouch by teje

They have zippers and pocket inside.

zipper pouch

zipper pouch

zipper pouch

Purple with juicy lime green looks delicious!

quilting cottons

cactus in crete


Both pouches are available in my etsy shop: ‘NERO’S POST’.

zipper pouch

zipper pouch

We have had two very busy weeks with puppies so zero sewing these days. I have started to make plans for a new, big quilt project. Looking for fabrics and trying to figure out how to make real my ideas. I’m sure it will be lots of fun and excitement!

Selvage Zipper Pouch by Teje

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Thank you for stopping by, reading my blog and for your lovely comments!




Case for phone and sunglasses

Hi dear friends! Great to see you and hope you are fine! It’s beautiful spring, sun is shining and we are heading to summer.

phone and sunglass case by teje

I made new cases for sunglasses and phones!  I picked happy colours and add loop lock. You can catch the case on the loop of your jeans when going for a walk. If you like you can catch there also your keys or a strap to wear the case on your neck.

I have used selvages and add other strips and scraps for colour.

case for phone and sunglasses

Closings are with magnetics and there are some fun details.

phone case by teje

phone case

These cases are soft but firm enough to protect your sunglasses or phone. I have quilted the top piece with wadding and heavy-weight cotton and the cases have lining. The ribbon loop for the lock is small so if you don’t use the lock, it doesn’t bother.

sunglass and phone case

Some of these cases are in my etsy shop ‘NERO’S POST‘. If you like to get other size or colour, I’m happy to make custom orders!

sunglass and phone case

That smaller, flower case with strap is for my camera.

sunglass and phone cases by teje

One baby quilt will be delivered soon and then I can show it to you! There are the driving Moomins! Next on my table are bag projects. One starts right now and I’m really happy to make that! I hope to baste the baby quilt ‘Puppy and Girl‘ soon. I have few new pouches to show. I made some new bracelets because they were almost finished. As you see, I do my best to focus this year!

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog! Hanna and Nero send you hugs and thanks for your sweet comments on Hanna’s post! 

Now first I shall print one bunny …

Have a great weekend!

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Weekend Sewings with new Fabrics!

Hello friends! How are you? Enjoying any fun sewings in the weekend? I was first doing some happy cleaning and then started to sew. Happy cleaning – what’s that you ask? That’s the cleaning when you plan in your mind new quilt project and you know that after cleaning you can concentrate totally to sewing and you don’t need to think that you should be cleaning and not playing with fabrics!

Kona colours

Hey what’s this?! That was my thought when I first saw this! This is a panel with lots of Kona colours! I found this from ‘Fat Quarter Shop’. I love Kona solidis like everyone but can’t order them often, so I thought this is just perfect for me!

Grand Canal Jelly Roll

This story began from ‘Scraptastic Tuesday’, monthly linky party hosted by Leanne and Nicky. I join this party every time and in September I was lucky to win gift card for ‘Fat Quarter Shop’! Thank you so much Leanne, Nicky and FQS! My gift card covers the shipping so it’s not easy to decide what to purchase (when I just can’t say that ‘I don’t have any fabric to sew’)!

It took me weeks to make up my mind. First I decided to go for a Jelly Roll because I have never tried those. My wishlist was growing and then shorting and so on … every day I decided something else (something wise to sew for orders, something colourful, something less colourful) … but at the end I decided to go with my instinct. Usually that’s the best way not to regret later.

Jelly roll

Finally my order was: ‘Grand Canal’ by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics, Kona painted color chart quilt panel and the orange (on the back ground) ‘Modern Country’ by Mary Elizabeth for Windham Fabrics. I’m love them all! The purple/blue fabric is: andover created by Quilted Koala for Andover Fabrics (2014 Patt 7634), bought from my trip to Finland (Eurokangas). Strongly in my mind was also: ‘Flow’ by Zen Chic.

zipper pouch

I’m making pouches for Christmas and for my etsy shop. But saturday evening I like to join friends and sew something else. Lucy from ‘Charm about You‘ is hosting every saturday #saturdaynightcraftalong in Instagram and that’s fun! Few days ago I realized to my horror that I didn’t have anything to hand quilt! I couldn’t watch tv because didn’t have anything to do! I crapped my epp diamonds but now I’m not so excited about them.

my sewing room

So it was good time to start with this new Kona panel. Somehow my sewing table is getting smaller and smaller and I had to move to the living room. I basted the panel and took out my Perle 8 cotton threads.


There was an old movie in tv: about family where mother has to go to work to other city and father stays at home with two daughters. He’s all the time super energy, not ‘very well’ and mostly collects everything and creates things but he cooks and takes care of the girls and they have lots of fun together. One evening the small girl asks if dad has made her the dress she needs. Of course he had forgot but now he asks what dress that should be … ‘Flamenco dress’! and he gathers lots of materials and sews all night …

old movie

He creates the best ever flamenco dress (daughter’s words) based to old jeans and filled with lots of fantasy materials! I was not quick enough to shoot the finished dress. He reaminded me that I should be more creative. But I started to quilt straight lines on my fabric …


On the selvage it says that this panel is not for exact colours. So if you need to know exactly what Kona solid to order, it’s better to have their colour card.

I can’t wait to start with the ‘Grand Canal’ Jelly Roll! They are 2,5 ” stripes and most likely I shall make some kind of diamonds. But there are countless number fantastic patterns to make with stripes, so I may change my mind. If you have a good pattern in your mind, please share in the comments.

Jelly Roll

Now it’s time to take Nero and Hanna for a walk and a little puppy is waiting for me …

patchwork puppy

By the way, next tuesday is already again ‘Scraptastic Tuesday’! How it happens that one month feels like one week!

I shall join my favourite linky parties and you can find all the buttons on my sidelist. You can click the buttons and visit the blogs any time you like, not only for the linky parties but to see their other posts!

Thank you very much for visiting and reading my blog! Thank you also for your lovely comments!



Pillows & Pouch

Hi dear friends! I like to make pillows and especially for kids!


They can be colourful and happy! It’s fun to create a little story with items and creatures.



Envelope backing because I don’t want to take any risk with buttons going some where they shouldn’t.


New pouch for Nero’s etsy shop. I got this gorgeus parfum from ‘London’ and ‘Paris’. I went to say hello to them yesterday and Wow how Paris has grown again! She is beautiful and full of postive energy!


And my sweet friend, London is so unbelievable cute darling.

golden retriever

Thank you girls for this gorgeus parfym! I love the bottle, too! Pink shoe is a beach find!


zipper pouch

Pillow project …

pillow project

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! I just received my fabric present – gift card from ‘Scraptastic Tuesday’! So stay on the waves to see what I picked after hard time! PS. I bought one special piece, too! Did you see what fabrics I bought from Finland?!

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cat on pillow




Pigs and Pouches

Hello! I hope you are fine and creating something with your favourite fabrics like me!

Paint brush Pouch

‘Paint’ fabric collection is one of my most favourite! It has beautiful colours and the prints are so fun! ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’ has still few pieces.

I picked some other favourite items for my photos: my grandfather’s small notebook and paint brush (from my sister when she lived in Japan). Any idea what it says here …

japanese text

Now I can’t say which pouch is my favourite … first it was this with the pigs! I love little pigs …

pouch with pigs

… and once I met two pig moms on my way …



Looks like they were coming or going to the beach which is down on the road …

Kalathas Chania

When I chosed the backing for the pigs, that became my favourite!

hexagon pouch

There is two wip’s in my hexagon project box. One with lots of finished hexy flowers, many of them already connected. And one which I began in summer and hope finish soon.

paper piecing hexagons

With this piece I shall stay in my first plan (I think). All these hexagons are now sewn, but I’m not quite sure if I need to add one or two lines. Thinking about what colours they should be, purple comes to my mind.

paper pieced hexagons

But back to pouches. Third pouch is made with stamps. I really like this blue fabric! Too bad we don’t write anymore letters, send postcards and even nice stamps start to be rear.

stamp pouch

All the pouches has lining, made with shirt fabric I bought last year from Finland. Soon I shall send you again ‘postcards’ from Finland!

zipper pouches

One of the best part is to pick and match the fabrics!

zipper pouch project

Dark fabric is Essex linen, the same I used for the Star pouches. I’m looking for to get new Essex linen soon, in several colours!

zipper pouch project

These pouches are now on the self in “Nero’s Post” etsy shop.

small pouches

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Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! See you soon!

PS. ‘Paris’ is here!



Star Zipper Pouches

Hi dear friends! Colourful scraps make most fun stars! Bright Kona solids framed with white cotton and dark Essex linen = Stars pop out!

big star pouch

On the other side there is improvised log gabin.

big zipper pouch

This is a big pouch and perfect to be a project bag, travelling pouch etc.

project bag

When you make something fun it’s hard to stay in one. Here the centre is more simple. If you like to see how I made the star for the first pouch, click HERE.

scrappy star

cat face

Wow, what a star!

star quilt block

I quilted some lines by machine and then stitched colours on the patchwork centres.

Zipper has leather cord and beads. For the end of the zipper I used hexagons.

star pouch

This second star pouch is medium size. Again good for knitting and sewing projects or makeups.

zipper pouch

Lining has stripes and the pouch has binding.

zipper pouch

Medium size pouch is in my etsy shop. Big pouch flew already to new home.

Lately I have made many bags and pouches and I’m busy to finish some custom orders, because our special guest, ‘Paris’ will be soon here! Then it’s all day playing!

I want to thank you for nominating and voting my ‘After the Storm’ quilt! I’m so happy and honoured to have this quilt in 20 viewer’s choise quilts at ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’! Voting is now over and you can see all the winners here.

Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!


zipper pouch

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Hanna’s Post: Anna pouch

Vof vof dear friends! It’s me Hanna! I’m happy to show you what we made one day!

Anna pouch

This is ‘Anna’ pouch. Doesn’t that sound sweet! This pouch was in my mind many days and only the thought of holding this little, double pouch in my paws, felt so sweet


I fell asleep thinking how perfect my new fabrics from Jessica would be for this sweet pouch. Remember I won these lovely fabrics from ‘Quilty Habit’. Thanks again Jessica!


I was dreaming about little pouch named ‘Anna’… almost like Hanna, me …


And then one day we made it!


I asked my little dog friend to help me with the photos.


This pouch is so fun because it’s double fun! Super for the little special things.

double pouch

I think my fabric choice was perfect! For the lining I picked light turquoise with circles (one of my favourite finds from last trip in Finland). For the binding I chose tiny gingham in dark blue.

zipper pouch

I could put in my pouch desserts sticks and coocies … but I won’t … look how excited Nero was … wow, those were delicious goodies …

Nero and Hanna

I think this pouch is good for Teje’s bag because she has phone cover just in same colours …


Now I’m sure you want to make your very own ‘Anna’ pouch! I made this with Svetlana’s pattern. This pattern is very good, easy to follow and the pouch is easy to make. Except patterns, Svetlana from ‘s.o.t.a.k. handmade’ has made also beautiful kits for pouches!

Anna pouch

Now it’s time for my afternoon walk and then I have to prepare some things for our quilt guild’s Sunday meeting.

Thank you for reading my post and thank you for your lovely comments!