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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Polyjuice First Aid Baggy

Hi everyone!
The bag is back! LOL... By now I'm sure some of you know that I love this pattern for a cute little bag. I must have made about 5 by now... although after this one I think I'm done for a while, I can manage the entire thing until I have to add the top to the bottom and that can take days. I'm on the hunt for a new bag pattern!

But not before finishing another long planned project. I tend to carry a first aid kit in my handbag. Nothing major, just ibuprofen, antihistamine, plasters, savlon cream, stuff like that. I used to have a teeny tiny pouch for it and everything except the cream fit in there. It was small, practical, but oh so ugly. So I needed a change, something that would hold the cream too. I'd bought some Harry Potter fabric years ago, like when I moved here years ago. The fabric was blue (so not my colour) but had polyjuice potion print so it was quite cute. Together with some fabric that I won somewhere, it had potential. And it worked! The last sewing bit was done by hand as I just ran out of patience, but this is the end result:

Not my best work, but I like it :) This is it all filled up already by the way, so much bigger than the teeny tiny pouch! I may need a bigger handbag... ;)

The lining is cream polycotton that I had left. It's amazing how much polycotton I used to buy, no idea why but I have loads in plain colours... so most of the lining will now be done with that until it's gone. I used a metal zipper that I bought in bulk for a different project so for a change it doesn't colour matches. I just really wanted to get it done before I ran out of creativeness again! Now to find a project for the leftover polyjuice fabric...

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Cross Stitch WIP - Update

Hi everyone!
It's been two weeks since my last crafty post, oh my... But I've been busy, lots of projects that I'm working on and for the past two weekends I've been really focusing on my cross stitch project. Something I really wanted to continue tonight but I discovered a mistake that might be very annoying. Nothing major, but damage control needs to be done at the moment. 

So far, I've come this far:

 See, most of the moon has been done and I've started the house!

Now that there are so many colours I just kind of pick a colour and go with it so it's not all over the place. I'm out of brown for the tree so need to buy more there. That is also the damage control though, so let's see what happens with that... But other than that I'm quite impressed with my progress :)

Fingers crossed it won't be as bad as I'm currently thinking it is, but I'll keep you posted! Busy wave from London :)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Purple Mask Blackberry Case

Hello again everyone!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Fabulising February projects :) As March has begun, I can start some projects from scratch again. I have a few ideas lined up so let's see how I'll get on in actually executing them ;) I finished one already!

But let me start by the beginning first...

Do you remember the cupcake pouch I made for the Blackberry phone a long time ago? A good few months ago, I realised that it was close to death and really needed to be replaced. So I made another one. This is the replacement I made at the time:

I used some of the fabrics planned for my Halloween quilt for this. I figured a few centimeters missing would not do any harm.

This is the other side. Very purple, very catty, and lined with fleece as usual.

For some reason though, this pouch did not stay in place very well, the layers kept getting separated when I pulled the phone out, and it was just generally annoying me. Until I finally decided that this really was not my best work and another one had to be made.

Meanwhile, we had gone on a fabric shopping trip and I had bought some amazing fabric with masks on it. Together with a purple cotton from the quilt stash, I could make an amazing new pouch. And so I did:

This is the end result! I took much more care into making this, it has 2 layers of fleece rather than one which turned out to be the secret of the very first pouch I made anyway, and I hemmed it with black bias tape to ensure it all stuck together properly this time.

The other side has more of an orangy colour scheme as I didn't want to make it too purple (although, can there ever be such a thing?) and with the orange fleece lining it really works.

I didn't take a lot of pictures this time, but I'm extremely pleased with how this one turned out. And I finally used the mask fabric! I still have a lot of it left, so I have to think of something to use it for. I'll let you know once I finally have an idea! Until then, at least I have a shiny new case (or pouch if you wish) for my phone. Yay! :)
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