Oh my, what an exciting event! I was going through my Craft Happy inventory when I found a little daffodil pouch I made months ago, I think last August or so. It was one of the first pouches I ever made — if not the very first — and while the machine sewing went fine, I couldn’t figure out how to do the hand stitching so it wouldn’t show.
This poor little flower has been languishing in the Seconds section of my Etsy shop ever since then, garnering a strangely high number of views and hearts, but never the love it deserved. I picked it up today and looked sadly at the stitching, and then realized that here was a perfect opportunity to use my new ability to invisibly slip stitch! Armed with my trusty seam ripper and a needle and thread, I sent the pouch into surgery.
Behold, ladies and gentlemen (do any gentlemen read this blog?!), the power of invisible hand stitching! From sad second to a proud regular-price item, this daffodil has been given a new lease on life!
We caught up with this pouch today for an exclusive interview.
SATSUMAART: Congratulations, little daffodil, on your life-changing surgery and quick recovery! Tell me, how do you feel?
DAFFY: *giddily* Oh, everything’s different for me now! Before, I always felt inferior to my younger sisters and brothers. Even though I’m the oldest of them all, I’ve always been the smallest and the least perfect. I never got to hang out in the Small Pouches category with them, or meet new people who came to ooh and ahh over all of them!
SATSUMA: But now you will!
DAFFY: I’m so happy I could cry. Now, finally, I’ll be able to hold my head up high.
SATSUMA: Um, you haven’t got a head. You’re a drawstring pouch.
DAFFY: *with dignity* Your words can’t hurt me now.
So there you have it, straight from the pouch’s mouth, er, yes. You’ll forgive me if I’m a little silly — how can I help but be delighted at fixing a problem that’s bothered me since last summer?!