Monday, April 29, 2013

A new bag for DD1

I made her one last year but it's starting to look grubby, so she needs a new one and it might be bigger with a shorter handle as she would prefer that. Of course she puts too many books in it and it weighs a ton.
The fabric is oil cloth (toile enduite) bought in Glasgow while we visited for 2 days with all the family.

I must precise that DD1 is in her last year at College and passing her A levels soon. It's the equivalent of the baccalaureate in France.
Next year she will be at University somewhere too far. Could be Glasgow in Scotland, 6 hours drive from here.
Inside pocket

I know I will miss her dearly, so I'll probably be making a few things for her to take away.

Enjoy your sewing.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Fabric birthday card

This card I am sending to Miriam, as part of our birthday card swap with BQLPC.

The sewing machine is felted, and the writing and embroidery were done by hand.

I hope she likes it.

Enjoy your free time and create.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New book: Mon atelier couture, by Sylvie Blondeau

I forgot to show you the book that inspired my last project. It's in French, sorry if that makes it difficult to understand for you, and offered different projects and fabric choices to what I am finding at the moment.
I am tempted to try something else soon.

Enjoy your sewing.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Knitting bag and needle holder

My title is very descriptive. I found this book in France during our Easter holidays, and wanted straight away to make a project. This is the result.
The purple fabric is by Kokka, Japan. The pink inside is linen, and the rest is plain cotton.
I added a pocket inside for all the bits and pieces.
I like that the bag is big enough to hold a book and lots of wool, or, I suppose, all the parts of a jumper.

I hope you have a nice time with your own sewing.
I am still making things but don't always have the time to blog about it, although I feel that I am spending a lot of time on the computer. I'll find a better way.