Friday 27 June 2014

Strawberry Summer Tote

Remember this strawberry print? Well, here is something else I made using this berry pretty cotton. As I promised, it's the last project that was inspired by this fabric. For now anyway.

Sunday 22 June 2014

Everything Gets Used

I had a few failed attempts while working on Kiss Lock Coin Purse Tutorial. I used different types of interfacing and kept adjusting the pattern until I was happy with the final shape. So as a result of this creative process, I ended up with three unfinished little purses that I could not bring myself to throw away or cut for scraps. I kept thinking what I could do with them and after some time there was an "A-ha!" moment. Turn them into cute little hand bags of course!

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Sweet Dreams, Little Princess

I am making something girly. A take along play set. I am not sure yet exactly how the final version will look like but one thing I know for sure, it will have this Little Princess in it.

Saturday 14 June 2014

Humpty Dumpty...

...sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Sounds familiar? A while ago I bought a single fat quarter of this pretty fabric with nursery rhyme characters. I just liked the subtle colours and simple drawings on it. I wish I bought more... oh, not again.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Simple Solutions

We had a very rainy weekend a few weeks ago. Grey and gloomy, cold and v-e-r-y slow. So I saw it as a great opportunity to reorganise the shelves and scraps in my teeny weeny sewing space.

Sunday 8 June 2014

Tutorial: Kiss Lock Coin Purse

Here is a step by step tutorial for a kiss lock coin purse that was on my To-Do List for such a long time and took me forever to write. I have to say that I was working on it back in March, I was half way through when I fractured my wrist and couldn't find an inspiration to get back to it until just now. But finally it's finished and I hope you find this tutorial useful.

Tutorial: Kiss Lock Purse Template Construction

Before you start making your own kiss lock frame purses, you need a good pattern. The problem is that frames come in different shapes and sizes, so as purses themselves. This is the way I constructed a template for a small square kiss lock frame that I used for the purses below. Once you construct your first template, it would be much easier for you to construct templates for any other shapes of frames.

Thursday 5 June 2014

What Do You Think?

Unexpectedly I had to spend last Monday at home, there was plenty of house work available for me and waiting for me, just for me but I chose this instead. Too hard to resist some lace, linen and silk, threads and the soothing sound of the sewing machine. I am sure you know what I am talking about.

Monday 2 June 2014

Sweet Notes From the Strawberry Patch

My obsession with strawberries is still here and it seems like it's going to stay for a little while. I am myself surprised how much such a simple print can inspire one person. I made picked a few more tiny strawberries in my sewing strawberry patch and this is what I turned them into. Sweet little gift tags.