OK, I'm starting to bore even myself with all the zippered pouches. But that's as far as my inspiration goes when it comes to using my embroidery in an actual project. So prepare yourself for a picture loaded post of two versions of the basically same thing - my good friend, the zippered pouch. This little car was my very first embroidery project. I've looked everywhere with some cute fabric to pair it with, but couldn't find anything. Eventually I settled for this striped purple (or is it maroon?). It matches the color of the embroidery perfectly.
I lined it with more stripes, these ones from my father's old shirt. Men's shirts are a great source for stripes and checkered patterns.
This one pictured below is for a friend. I followed the fabulous tutorial by queenofdiy on Craftster in the making of this. Mine isn't exactly triangular, because I have issues with cutting and sewing straight lines, but I still love the way it turned out. Almost as much as I love this flowery fabric.
The little Kanzashi flower gave me hell. It took me almost two hours for that little bugger and it's still not as perfect as I'd like it to be.
The Kanzashi flower is a pin and can be removed and placed anywhere on the pouch. It actually looks a lot better if it's put a little above the stripe of the flowers fabric, so that the lower half of the stripe is showing. I don't have a picture of that, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
The side view, showing the not so triangular triangle.