I totally made my own Christmas wrapping paper last year.
The second I was finished I found a WHOLE roll of lovely foil Christmas paper I’d bought the end of the previous Christmas. WHY ME.
Anyway, I used this stuff anyway, and it was great fun making it, and I loved how the stencils looked afterwards! Like their own little pieces of art.
I’m going to be one of those crazy old ladies who never throw anything away, aren’t I?
I made a few pom poms and then didn’t know what to do with them. Found some black velvet ribbon so this happened! Pom pom necklace/scarf.
Want one? :)
Further to the quilts I made previously, here are two I made properly (ish) and with a lot of love and care.
The top one is a king size (if you don’t know what that is, just think really big) that I made for my brother when he got married last year. I think the longest part was working out the order for the pieces to go in. It turned out beautifully, and was a much nicer texture and much more snuggly than my other ones (apart from my enormous one, I’ll never love anything as much as I love that one!)
And the bottom picture is of the quick single bed quilt I made to take to university. I’ve been using it for several months now (it is unfinished in the above picture) and it is honestly way better than a duvet. Admittedly I use it with a flat sheet underneath, and because I live in England, two blankets.
For reference, each of the squares were approximately 6 inches (square). It made the quilts much faster to put together, so it wasn’t as laborious as the previous two.
As I mentioned with the kindle cases earlier, if anyone would like me to make a quilt, such as the ones above, feel free to message me! I love making them, and they’re not that hard (they wouldn’t be free though, I do still need to buy food and not just supplies!).
Until next time.
Well my hasn’t it been a long time since I posted anything on here!
I’ll separate the posts so it’s not too massive and causes endless scrolling.
Here are some kindle cases, the top one I made for myself from some leatherette and loose weave cotton I had lying around.
The bottom green one was a gift for my sister-in-law. I did it with a much easier close than the one I made myself (and isn’t that a divine button??). The satin stitch on the seams worked really well, and even if I do say so myself, the corners were excellently turned out. :D
If anyone would like one of these, or made to fit something slightly different (DS, laptop, whatever!) drop me an ask and I’ll see if we can work something out. I do love making things.
Until next time.
Well here are the finished photos from the denim vest I was embroidering previously. I had to wait for the US postal service to deliver the thing before putting these up.
She was very happy with the result, and from the look of the photos, it looks great on!
I’m really pleased with the way this turned out, with the modern leaves and classic blossom flowers. Took a long time to complete, but an enjoyable time.
If anyone wants anything embroidered, hit me up. I love doing this kinda thing.
The leaves of the vest, part way through stage one.
This one might take a while to finish.
Or a “how I do it” might be a better title. I don’t exactly follow any rules!
Let me know if you think I should/shouldn’t :)
Here is a very belated finished embroidery!
I’m sorry I forgot to follow up the last image. I had a busy festive period and I lost track of almost everything.
A friend of mine in California is sending me a denim waistcoat (denim ‘vest’ for all you American’s out there) that she wants me to embroider with flowers. I’m thinking of pansies and more blossoms like this one.
She wants them in red and purple, with some abstract green leaves in between. I think I’ve found a pansy shape I’m happy with, so just time to get the idea mapped out before it arrives, and THEN time for sketching to scale. FUN TIMES.
I’ve had a manic few months, and I’ve only just got back into having enough time to breathe, let alone do anything creative!
Here is the beginnings of an embroidery I started last night. As is often the case with this design, I find that I often prefer it when it’s part finished. I probably won’t like it as much, artistically speaking, when it’s finished, but I will still like if for the purpose for which is was created (to be added onto our quilt, my labour of love. I think a stitch or two might need re doing soon. Eek.)
Will post the finished photo, and the patch in situ when it’s done.
Bye for now!
Today I made this bag. That much is obvious, I realise, but anyway. It was made from recycled upholstery fabric (yes, I still have a ton of it) and it was woven and stitched into to create the box effect on the bag.
The straps were fun to do, because I’d never…we’ll in truth I’ve never made a bag in this way. But the straps were especially fun to do because I got to play with lots of different stitch settings on my sewing machine. Satin stitch sure does use up a lot of thread though. I used it to make the B on the end of the bag too. (It’s a gift for my boyfriend’s Mum, her name begins with B, obviously!)
I’m quite proud of this bag, because I can safely say that it is a unique design. I didn’t research and I didn’t get inspired by other bags. Entirely made it up, and made it in about ooh…four hours? Lovely afternoon!
Do you like it?