Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lazy blogger

i am one lazy blogger, but luckily not a lazy sewer.

My hubby liked the tablet cover I made my dad and asked for one for his kindle:

Then I decided I needed to make a couple of things for myself for once, so I did :)

 A travel jewelry pouch with lots of pockets (using thitutorial):

A boxy pouch (based on this tutorial but with different dimensions and hidden seams)

A wristlet to hold all my essentials (based on a Keyla Lou pattern I bought but widened it to accommodate the size of my phone):

A new lunch bag to hopefully motivate me to bring lunches to work (using this tutorial ):

l love that sense of accomplishment when l finish a project!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

My first swap

I am super excited to be part of the i spy swap generously hosted by Jennifer.

For my contribution, I narrowed it down to 3 fabrics - bees, pips dogs or map:

I had a really hard time deciding but the other swappers helped me pick the bottom fabric, which is pretty cool!  :)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Vintage sheets quilt finished!

I finally bound my vintage sheets quilt and it's being put to good use on our basement couch.  It's been so dark by the time I get home from work so it's been hard to get a good picture.  The binding fabric is same as one of the fabrics I used for the top that has a stripey pattern with different widths and shades of blue:

Since I don't have a good picture of the finished product, here's one of the top taken when it was still nice out.

So happy to be finished this quilt and I love cuddling with my family under it!  :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Homemade gifts

Wow the holidays are hectic!  I had so many gifts that I wanted to make but only got a handful done.

I'm most proud of the tablet cover I made for my dad:

I used this tutorial but skipped the quilting.  I also added a gusseted pocket in the back for the charger (which is a cylinder shape which is a bit bulky to fit into a zipper pocket) and a slot on the closure tab at the top so that the tablet can be charged without removing it from the pouch.  I just love this enchino fabric and it's perfect for my dad who loves photography!  I used a cotton grey checkered fabric for the lining from my stash (bought cheap from a remnant bin).  I was so thrilled (and relieved) that I didn't mess this one up since the fabric is pretty pricey.  Since this only took a fq of the enchino print, I have the rest of the 1/2 yard to make something else too  :)

My MIL is an amazing cook so I made her an apron with this tutorial and some oven mitts with this and this tutorial:

I also made a stocking for my nephew (who requested one last Christmas after seeing the one I made my little guy).  While I was at it, I decided to make one for myself and the hubby.
I couldn't find the tutorial/pattern I used originally so I just traced my little guy's stocking and winged it from there.

I also made a knitting needles case and a matching bag to hold knitting projects for my mom (which I forgot to take pictures of).  I'm debating whether to get my mom to re-teach me how to knit...


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