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Since When Is Practicality a Prerequisite?

It really doesn't matter to me if this little macaron is useful or not.

It's just so ... so gosh darned cute!

I've seen these adorable, diminutive zippered pouches all over Pinterest and have been dying to make one, but searching for supplies (like this tiny zipper) was a little tricky. 

Then I found kits.  Available here!)

Sometimes there's just nothing like a great little craft kit ... or four ... to solve all your problems.

Couldn't pick a favorite color so I got one of each.   (I made my least favorite color first in case I messed it up.)

So now I can cross this pretty.much.useless.but.who.really.cares. about.that.sort.of.thing.anyway hand stitched macaron off my crafting bucket list.  :)

Besides, satisfying an emotional need is practical.  Some would even say theraputic ... essential to life as we know it.  Ergo, this macaron is arguably the most practical thing I've ever made.

(I could have been a lawyer.)

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Reader Comments (22)

So cute! I have several projects lined up for the summer and fall that are on my bucket list and "just because" ones so I can try them.

Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChy
It`s so cute, totally something that needed to be done. I love those sort of things, the ones that you love making but can`t find a single reason for making, except of course that you loved making it!
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
Das sieht ja süß aus und so niedlich. Gefällt mir gut. Dein Kissen ist auch wunderschön geworden, so tolle Stoffe und Farben und wunderschön gestickt, Kompliment.
Ganz liebe Grüße Annerose
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnerose
I read an article not too long ago about the benefits of hobbies. They help us live longer. Luckily for you, the amount of extra time we get is not related to the size of what we create:) That little thing is absolutely adorable. I'm sure we'll see it in pink next?
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Love these!
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Fioretti
It's cute! How cares about praticallity if something is so damn cute? Certainly not I:-)
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
where did you find the kits? I totally NEED to make a macaroon tape measure case. I'm sure it would be excellent therapy for me.
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMare
I "need" one too. I have some frozen macaron from France in the freezer but there's only the coffee ones left. And I don't like coffee ;(
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue Bone
Maybe you could store a macaron inside it? LOL
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergreg
I love your blog! This one is so darn cute, and funny, and perfect! You do an awesome job!
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
Ooh, la, la - j'adore les macarons!
These are so adorable and their purpose is grand. Perhaps a family hairloom ring can be presented inside? I have a gorgeous diamond and emerald one, but it isn't up for adoption (insert cheeky grin here).
BTW, you done good, Girl! That Wanda pillow is beautiful and the stitching really added sweet character! What a delicious choice of fabric (no surprise there-lol)
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (mtl)
You find the CUTEST things! I wonder if this could be used as a pincushion????
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
That one would be my favourite as it's chocolate! :)
V x
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreenrabbitdesigns
I need to get These kits! Where did you get them from please? Love your blog.
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti
I have seen these all over also, now that you have tempted us, I may have to just give in to doing one! What a special gift for anyone,especially your girls. You did a perfect job on it as usual!!!! How much in livfe is really practical anyway? And if Mama is happy....hope to see more! Could you tell us the link to the kits?
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist
I am also tempted...they look fussy, Are they? So adorable though, I LOVE little projects like this! Even if it is a bit fussy, I think I will have to try it!
Thanks for posting,
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda W
Were they difficult to make? They are so cute because they are small but being small might make them difficult to make? Would you buy the kit again? ;p
May 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterina
You make me laugh! They are adorable.
May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
I saw similar kits on www.a-two.com website but could not figure out how to order from them. So adorable!
May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Rives
Hi! I found a DIY tutorial on Craft Passion:http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/01/macaron-coin-purse.html

I found this kit in chocolate, yellow, and hot pink at this website: http://www.theclothparcel.com/shop/japanese-sewing-kits-felt-macaron-zippered-pouch/

Hope that helps people who are looking to make their own.

~ Patti
May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti McHugh
You r such a 'bad' influence. I had to go and purchase two kits. Realized the instructions r in Japanese. Any chance u would want to do a little macaroon a-long for us wantabes? Smiles my friend! Lisa in Texas
May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa in Texas
cute as a bugs ear!
May 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjamee

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