One thing I did manage to quickly hobble together in our weeks of illness was this rather rustic looking pouch. As is evident by its construction, it was an easy make – being simply two cushion/pillow covers that sat on top of my ‘reclaiming the fabric’ pile, sewn together, hemmed at the top, with an added length of cotton tape for closure. And an embroidery detail just to show what this pouch was for – love letters.
Yes, I get love letters. Not from the oaf I call ‘husband’, but from the two apples of my eyes, my babes. A stream of letters steadily make their way into my hands each week, but the weeks we were ill the letters flowed pretty constantly – ‘I love you mummy’, ‘I hope you feel better mummy’. And I would leave them letters to find in the morning, ‘Mummy loves you even though you have big gobs’, and ‘Mummy loves you even though you’re mental’. My work desk was overflowing with love, and so this pouch was quickly envisaged and made in about ten minutes, and is now where I keep all the love together.
A love letter pouch; so simple, yet so useful. Do you have somewhere for your love letters too??
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