With the kids home all summer we’ve been having a lot of discussions about what it means to share. Apparently it’s a lesson that requires continual reinforcement. I could go into how our ability to share effects our relationships, the environment, the economy, politics…but I’ll refrain. In our home we’re just keepin’ it at the Lego level for now.

But online, sharing abounds! My buddy Susan shared a link on her blog yesterday to this tutorial from Indie House for a perfect box pouch. I just had to give it a go with my Lawn Chair print canvas. It’s easily made with scraps!

Very small (finished size: about 5″ x 3″ x 2″) very boxy and very fast to make. (I think Ill add a little tab in each end seam next time to hold onto while zipping.)

I’ve gotten a few questions about this sweet little bucket bag, made up in my Wood Pile print canvas. The pattern is from the lovely Maya of maya*made, who I was so lucky to meet in person at Squam this past June! Her pattern is available in her etsy shop. Check out her work, she makes amazing things out of coffee sacks!

In the spirit of sharing, I wanted to let you know that Ive set up a special Flickr group for my Family Cottage fabric collection. I’d love LOVE to see anything that you’ve made using my fabrics. So if you’re intersted, feel free to post your photos in the group!