I made the body of this pouch using a piece of cardboard as the loom, following this tutorial from Spinoff Magazine.. A bulkier yarn is best for this technique because there’s only so small one can go using cardboard. And it did take me a few re-tries to figure out what I was doing.
I had one skein to use of Lion Brand Amazing in Acadia colorway, from a fortunate day at a thrift store. I added in scraps of my handspun yarn that fit the color scheme, and after it was removed from the makeshift loom I crocheted a cover flap with the remaining handspun using moss stitch.
The beehive button was made by someone in Shop the Swap but I don’t recall who…maybe @MissingWillow? Utah highway signs feature a beehive, so it seemed appropriate (among what buttons are in my stash - I don’t have any that resemble sandstone and rock art) for a piece that reminds me of the wonders of that region.
If you’ve been there you know the color scheme is rather reversed (almost all orange and rust, with pops of vegetation, much of which isn’t this lush in color), but what is alive there stands out so prominently against the dry backdrop.