Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Couch Caddy


I decided I wanted something I could just pop over the arm of the settee when I am sewing in the evening, save losing scissors and dropping pins and needles.  I then spent an afternoon over Christmas period making this... I included a piece of felt to slip a needle in, pincushion, somewhere to pop a reel of cotton under.  Place for scissors etc.  Should really fill it and then take a picture.

  

The other half said he wanted one for the remote controls (well I wouldn't be allowed them would I), So got to work on one while the inspiration was still there, we chose some more 'manly' fabric on my recent trip around fabric shops on my birthday.  I cut the fabric in half so that the clocks were the right way up on either side, added a top that you could slip something under, and not notice the join.  Apparently there should have been one big pocket as well for tablet.  So guess I could have added something to slip in the side...too late now...I did ask and it was not specified!




The clock fabric was from Bee Crafty the linen look was from MK market.  Bias binding was from Ebay  

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Matching items

Lavender bags and tissues
So have created a few items all int he same fabric and put them in new boxes for the market.  made a pretty spotty lining for the bottom of the box too.

Plan to make a few more things as well...any suggestions?

I have had a practice at a little pouch for earphones, that is just like a little cushion cover with centre just overlapping, and a little zipped case of a similar size.

cases for glasses, phones, pens, makeup etc; needlecases and pincushions

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Peg bags


Just realised I did not take a decent picture of the peg bags I made. Just love this fabric, so will make some shopping bags from it too.  I couldn't find wooden hangers at a decent price and I just think that it needs to be wooden, plastic is just not the same :)  Hanging your washing out is much more environmentally friendly than using a tumble dryer and this peg bag on your line will make you smile :)

Taken them to Hexton - Country Matters they have a facebook page also, pop down there for a piece of cake and a cup of tea, and wander around the shop with its eclectic mix of products.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Elephants and more

I bought some elephant fabric at Threads and Patches sale, I really didn't need any more fabric but couldn't resist these cute elephants - kind of wished I had bought more now....

left a few things on a basket at Country Matters in Hexton, did the other box as well, but the cute brooches are not mine that is another seller.


Thought it would be a nice idea to make a few different things in the same fabric, but ran out of ideas to make!  Zipped pouch for pretty much anything, needlecases, glasses case or phone case, along with some tissue pouches


With this fabric I did a different style case, so could use it for pens and also made some 'cornered' lavender bags, they did look sweet.  Same idea as the bean bag stands I made last year.

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Monday, January 02, 2017

Bird



So I got the Fabi die out, and made this! Thought I would just sew him (or is it her) onto a bag instead of a flower.  Maybe I should have attached a ribbon in the back when I sewed it and then could hang it...but then would have to attach to the handle somehow.....decisions decisions

See the dies here:
http://craftsbycarolyn.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/sizzix-bigz-fabi.html

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Totes


Happy New Year

I have made a few shopping totes/bags, they are not huge, but are good to get a few things in, and I have also added a pocket with a snap fastening inside.

Sometimes when I pop into town I just like to take a shopping bag and pop my purse, keys and phone inside, and the pocket is big enough for them all.

I just thought this chicken fabric was fun, from MK market.

I decided to add straps that were ready made, makes them nice and strong and the fabric goes a little further, what do you think?  Dithered over how long to make them too!









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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sizzix Bigz Fabi

I bought these last year when I was in Florida as they were such a bargain and couldn't resist, BUT I have not used them yet!

They are great for cutting fabric, have tested the little bird, but I need inspiration on what to do with them.

I think I might have a go with the bird later and make a bag charm....but it may be difficult to sew.

Think I need to have a die sort out and have a go at using them on fabric.

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