I love visiting other blogs to see what people are doing, for inspiration and just to drool. There are so many talented crafty people out there.
Friday, 29 February 2008
I'd have to include U handblog Lisa's blog is inspirational if you are a bagmaker (or even if you aren't)
Marmaladekiss is great for crafting stuff as well as delicious gluten free recipes
For observations on life as well as knitting LittleCottonRabbits is the place to go.
Sometimes I just want cheering up. StitchyMcYarnPants makes me laugh until I cry.
PinkLemonade just because her blog is so pretty and her bags are so lovely.
That's 5 sites (so somewhere betwen 1 - 10). I've avoided obvious blogs like SewMamaSew, Hellomynameisheather, Purlsoho etc. Thanks to BlissedOut for nominating me. There are just so many wonderful, inspirational and pretty sites that I found it hard to choose.
Monday, 25 February 2008
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
Sunday, 17 February 2008
6. Place the pocket piece- right side up- in the absolute centre of the lining fabric. Pin around the pocket.
7. Now mark the centre of the pocket with a line right across the fabric parallel with the bag top. Measure 2 inches on either side of the central line and mark’ Stitch from the top of the pocket along one side, along the 2 inch line and up the other side. Stitch another line in the middle to make 2 pockets. Turn and sew the other side of the pocket exactly the same. 8. Make a fabric sandwich. Place the fleece on the bottom; place the lining next right side up, place the top wrong side up (so the right side is touching the right side of the lining). Carefully pin all layers together making sure the handles are kept away from the stitching area. 9. Stitch right around the bag through all layers leaving a small gap to turn the bag right side out.
10. Turn out and press. 11. Match tops together with right side fronts together. Stitch down both sides of the taking care to catch the small opening into the seam. 12. Press the side seams open flat and stitch around the top of bag. 13. Push the bottom of the bag flat and match the side seams to the centre bottom of the bag. Mark a line half an inch from the pocket fabric. Stitch on this line on both sides. 14. Cut some bottom base to fit the ‘pocket’ across the bottom. Insert the grid into the pocket and turn the bag the right side out. 15. Attach Velcro to the top inside either by sewing or by using Fabric Fusion Velcro which can be just ironed on.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
If you live in the UK you could do worse that go to McCulloch and Wallis in London. I was lucky enough to go on Tuesday this week and what an aladdins cave it is. All sorts of trimmings, ribbons, fastenings and fabric. I got these magnetic fasteners for bagsI also got loads of grossgrain ribbon.
If you can't get to London go to their website
Sunday, 3 February 2008
I have 2 pair of glasses. One for close up and one for distance. Curiously middle distance is fine and I don’t need glasses for just walking around. However, as I do need them for reading, sewing, driving etc I have to carry both with me. This tutorial is for a glasses case that carries 2 pair safely which may mean one pair of glasses and sunglasses.
What you need: 6 oblong shapes of fabric 4 ½ inches by 7 ¼ inches. Two oblongs 5 ½ inches x 3 inches. One Internal (Coin Purse) Flex Frame 3.5" which you can get from here.
8. When both casings have been attached turn the unattached side under about half and inch and stitch on the inside making a casing wide enough for the flex frame.
9. Insert flex frame and secure ends. Now you are either finished or just about finished. Because I am
lazy busy I leave the ends as is. However if you wanted to be picky tidy you can slip stitch the fabric together to hide the flex frame hinges.
10. Admire finished glasses case.
Friday, 1 February 2008
I'm giving away a bag for February and it's another really cheerful and bright design. This bag is red velvet and Kaffe Fassett cotton on the outside and multi red cotton on the inside. It has an interior zipped pocket and matching shoulder straps and a top zipper closing. To win this lovely cool weather bag just add a comment telling me whether you prefer rigid bags or bags interlined with quilting wadding. Please, please check back on this site before the middle of Feb to see if you've won. I need your real name and address to send your prize.
I recently joined stumble and put sewing, quilting, craft as my keywords. I kept getting plumbers and I couldn't understand it. Then I realised it was because the word sewer shows up on all their sites! lol