You know those weekends which just fly by and you feel like you haven't actually accomplished anything? Well, I've just had one of them.
I set out with good intentions - there was so much I was going to get done! As usual, though, I've ended up starting lots of projects and not finishing any of them.
Corduroy hand bag
I began cutting the pieces for this bag in June last year! The fabric was bought in Kuching in Malaysian Borneo which I wrote about here. It's been put aside for a few months but has slowly progressed since Christmas thanks to the help of my new sewing machine.
This weekend I've taken a big step towards finishing it by inserting the zip and sewing on the flap. It still needs a couple of side pockets sewing on and some shiny poppers to secure it, then it should be finished.
I have always wanted to make clothes I can actually wear, rather than spending hours on a creation which I wouldn't dare step out of the house in!
My sister bought me a book about adapting and designing clothing patterns, so I started by making a 'block' and 'toile' as a template for other garments. I made three in total, the first couple weren't quite right and this one still needs a bit of tweaking but it's close enough.
It doesn't look much but it's the start of great garments to come (I hope!).
Sam's always telling me that my blog design needs a little sprucing up and I'm inclined to agree with him. With so many other interesting craft projects to embark on though, I've been putting it off.
Having finished a commissioned papercut, and as I'm a little addicted to them now, I thought that a design including my name would make the perfect top banner for my blog.
Here's a little peek at the end I've started cutting.
With a bit of luck I'll have finished it by the end of the week.
Off now to do what Sunday nights are all about: stuff my face with crisps, watch some TV and flick through a craft book in front of the fire :)
PS. Thank you to Manon from Manon Popje's Illustrations for including a link to my papercut heart. Take a look at her lovely scandinavian papercut here.
I'm sharing this post today at Handmade Monday, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Tatertots and Jello and Lamb Around.
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