I have finally finished work, well my last day was Friday and I feel like I have not stopped so lets get on with the catch up…
I made these bags about two weeks….
I also made a cosmetic bag but the zip keeps getting stuck where I got a bit too close to the zip when sewing but I still like it quirks and all
I really do need to say sorry again regarding the lighting in these photo’s but hey I now have another 5 weeks to brush up on my skills if the baby does not arrive before his due date that is.
Here is a sneak peek at what else I have been working on
my oh so cute moment of the week was when my son declared he is going to marry me! I asked where he had heard the word “marry” and he said from a girl at nursery so I asked who she wanted to marry and he said “not me because I am marrying you” doesn’t your heart just melt or maybe that is my hormones on overdrive did I mention I cried at a disney film last week?!
I have been honing my sewing skills with tote bag making and have really enjoyed it so much so that I am planning to make more… Here are two of them I made at the start of last week
simple you may think but can I get my boxed corners to line up? NO arghh I have finished my 4th bag and they are still slightly out! I will try and try again until I get those corners perfect.
Oh and the other thing that is quite obvious is I did not swap the bottom thread to match the lining (D’oh)
On another note I have one week left at work before I go on maternity leave, I still don’t think it has hit me yet that in just 8 weeks (if I do not go over that is) we will have a new member of the family eek mind you the back ache and waddle should be a constant reminder!
Seeing as I have so many projects that are semi complete I though Mondays would be a good day to capture what I have (or have not) done.
The past week was running smoothly until I caught laryngitis, for the 5th time in the last seven months i might add! When I went to the GP her great advice was for me not to talk to my son all day on saturday (haha) what makes you think she has a private nanny for her kids or maybe she has no children yet. Needless to say I had to talk to my two and a half year old so still sound very high pitched.
Well I have finally taken the plunge and started to attempt my first ever make-up bag
I want to use this fabric
But because I do not want to waste it’s beauty on my first attempt which is bound to have a few mistakes I decided to trial the bag out on some cheaper fabric that I found in the fabric shop as a cut off.
The blue material is thinner so will be the lining and the purple one is for the outside.
I was sorting through my mounds of fabric and found some striped fabric, I may have forgotten I had it but will not admit that to my husband. As soon as I saw it I knew it would make the perfect tote bag
Please excuse the creases, I did get round to ironing it. I also dug through my button box and found some to add a bit of interest to the bag.
I LOVE BUTTONS
I think I have settled on these buttons
When I finished admiring the beautiful fabric and OH SOOO pretty buttons I finally got round to some sewing and here is the semi-finished product
I still have to sew the buttons on but I figure that is a job for tomorrow
Well I finally got around to some crafting this week, it is amazing how life takes over and weeks pass in a blink of an eye.
What really triggered the crafting off again was the knit and stitch show at the Olympia last weekend, it was just what I needed. I am pretty sure my husband and bank account are glad it is not on every weekend!
Oh there was so much I wanted to buy!
However I did not buy everything in sight, no matter how much I wanted to. I did pick up a few bits though…
Two fat quarters of Fabric (yes, of course I needed more 😉 )
A felt DIY notebook cover
A pattern for a cosmetic case (because I would love to make one but I need some form of guidance)
A lampshade making kit (I have been thinking about making my own for ages so when I saw it I knew I had to have it)
last but not least a tote making kit (another thing i wanted to make but never had the confidence)
Well I had a go at the tote bag, it looked simple enough.
Oh boy did I underestimate my inability to read any sort of pattern/Instructions! I could have kicked myself a few times and found myself unpicking more then I was sewing, if that is at all possible?
But I like the end product:
I am not doing any close up pictures as my mistakes will be obvious but I do like the finished product and can’t wait to have another go at a tote, all I can say is I hope I learn from my mistakes.