Padded camera pouch and sale at Keyka Lou

For the last week or so, I've been in a bit of a sewing funk. I guess the problem is the weather is cold and rainy while I have Spring and lightweight clothes in my head.

Anyway, I've noticed in the past that sewing accessories helps me getting out of a rut. Last week I took the time to make a camera pouch for my parents' camera. They have a bulky, old Canon camera that they use very rarely, but since they didn't have a pouch for it and I didn't have anything to do, now it has a nice new home.

I used the Padded camera pouch pattern by Keyka Lou and it turned out great. It's super padded and it looks very "professional". I've already written it before, but I swear by these patterns. If you want to try one, now it's the moment! They're all on sale until the end of April.

Pleated wristlets

What to do when outside everything is covered with snow, it's -10°C during the day and you feel like sewing, but have no inspiration at all for clothing, since you can only think about wearing a blanket?
For me, it's the perfect time to make accessories (and eventually put them for sale in my shop).
Last weekend, I decided to try the latest pattern by KeykaLou, the Pleated Wristlet pattern. I was inspired by spring colours and prints.

I really love this pattern and strongly recommend it (if you're into making accessories, of course). The pleated panels and corners, the strap and the inset zipper make it very interesting and the fact that the pattern is multisized makes it very adaptable.
You can buy the pattern here.

Keyka Lou patterns retiring

Hello, everyone!
Just a quick post to let you know that there are 16 patterns being retired at Keyka Lou, so you might want to snatch them while you can. They're also on sale at 3 $ each, so it's a great occasion!
My favorites are the Garden Party Wristlet and the Charm School Handbag. There's just a couple days left to buy them, so run!

I also want to wish a Happy New Year to all of you. I'll be working tomorrow night, but I hope you'll have fun and be safe!

Make-up Bags

If you're like me and you're already starting to think about diy presents for Christmas, read this post!
I recently found two patterns for medium-sized pouches that I really love and I can't recommend you enough. They're not for free, but I think it's money well spent.

The first one is Strap Clutch by Keyka Lou and the one you see in the photos has become my new makeup bag. The strap is so unique and beautiful, the pouch is very sturdy (the lining is interfaced and the exterior fabric has batting) and it's very very roomy. I made another one as a gift for my best friend (using green and black materials) and she really loved it. I wouldn't recommend it to a complete beginner, but if you have some skills, the instructions are great and easy to follow.

The second pattern is the Emmy clutch by PaisleyPearQuilts and I found it by chance on Etsy. The pleating is very elegant and the bag is very roomy, and very easy to make too. The instructions are well written and have many pictures.
The only modifications I made were adding some piping (yes, my obsession) and quilting the bottom, so that the bag can stand on its own more easily. The pouches you see above are for sale in my Etsy shop.