Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A Pencil Case

The night before my daugher was about to start her new school, she decided she wanted a new pencil case... So, not wanting to disappoint her I told her to have a rummage in my stash and find some material. She pulled out a leg off a pair of old black jeans and some red gingham. She wanted her name on it.

Here is the result....

We used a bit of non sew bond-a-web to apply the letters, a good opportunity to find out how it holds up against day to day use. I made her, draw and cut them out. I left it unlined for quickness, sewed in the zip, and added a bit of the gingham to the end of the zip.

A few weeks in and the pencil case is holding up to daily use, however the bond-a-web is starting to peel up in places, so I might add a few stitches around the edges

Sarah xx

Monday, 27 September 2010

A Crayon Roll At Long Last!

For a long time now, I have been wanting to make a Crayon Roll. I had a quick peek yesterday at the Sewing Thread on MSE and there was another photo of one someone had made... that was it... I picked out some material from my huge pile and got to work... I had to go to Mr T's for something so picked up some crayons whilst there and voila... my first crayon roll... very quick and easy to make as everyone says in there posts and blogs... I followed the tutorial on this Blog which was nice and clear.

I just may make a few more of these for my next craft stall...
Sarah xx

Saturday, 25 September 2010

A Fete and A Few More Makes

Sorry, I haven't posted for ages, but I have made loads... I had a craft stall at a school fete the other week and sold a few bits and pieces, some items were old stock I had made before, but I had spent 2 weeks making stuff for this fete. I think I thought it was going to be good. The new items I made were some larger hanging hearts. I main aim is to make things from fabric I already have, but I went to John Lewis to see if I could get some of the white fabric I use for my hanging Tooth Fairy Pillows! I found some in the remnant bin and whilst rummaging I found some lovely green gingham style fabric and was immediately inspired to make the larger hearts in it.

I made this heart from some lovely fabric I was sent in a fabric swap
organised by the MSE ladies.

I had also made 2 large hearts, one in red gingham with an applique pink flower on it and a green striped one with a small red heart appliqued on it, both of these sold at the fete, so I haven't got a picture. I will probably make some more though and will make sure I take a picture.

I made some more of the felt birdies too...


Monday, 6 September 2010

Summer is over, but I did make some things...

Its about time I posted again. I kept meaning to, but with the children on school holidays, demand for my PC was at an all time high. Plus with days out and things to do I just didn't get 5 minutes to post.

I did, however, keep up with the blogs I subscribe too and one of them included a Six Pocket Pouch of which I have now made two. The blog/Tutorial is here

Here are my versions

I need to buy some nice matching ribbon to thread through, I have just used what I had in my stash for now.

I was very pleased last bank holiday Monday to get an email from Misi, telling me I had an order for two of my Hanging Tooth Fairy Cushions... I had sold the ones made previously, so spent last Tuesday making some more.

Work in Progress...

The finshed articles, 2 of which were immediately wrapped and posted to my buyer!

Sarah xx