Archive for March, 2009

Easter preparations

Getting started with a few easter preparations. I made a few small flowers out of felt and using buttons I recently purchased for very little money at a sale.

I got the idea from here.

Felt flowers

Felt Flower

March 20, 2009 at 18:28 pm Leave a comment

A tutorial coming up…

I’m so excited! =)

The bag I posted about earlier comes with a tutorial. My first tutorial ever! So watch this space… 😉

March 20, 2009 at 18:14 pm Leave a comment

A small messenger bag

The first bag I made without using any pattern or tutorial =)

A friend of mine had this old bag, that was slowly falling apart, but that she loved (you know those, don’t you? 😉 ). She asked me if I could make her a bag just like the one she already had, only using different fabrics that she selected herself at Ikea.

Well, I’m proud to say I did it and she is very happy with the result!

Small messenger bag

March 20, 2009 at 18:10 pm 1 comment


Depressing weather today – gray in gray and cold. Just the right reason to stay at home and start another sewing project 😉

This time I tackled Javajem’s wristlet tutorial. I had my eye on it for quite some time and finally had the time and the reasons (weather + the interfacing I ordered to finish my latest bag project hadn’t arrived from its ebay seller in time for the weekend) to get started.

The tutorial is very detailed and illustrated with lots of pictures, so very easy to follow even for a beginner like me =)

I like the result a lot, although next time I might shorten the strap a little bit and try o find a way to tuck in the raw edges that are still visible on the inside of the wristlet (you don’t really notice it if you don’t know, but I am a perfectionist… 😉 ).




March 7, 2009 at 17:23 pm 5 comments

Buttercup Bag

I stumbled across the free pattern for a Buttercup Bag on the Made by Rae blog today and just had to make one for myself 😉

I had the fabric available and was in the mood for sewing, so nothing could stop me 😉

I like the way it turned out and the pattern was definitely easy to follow, with very clear instructions. I lengthened the strap a little bit and didn’t attach the buttons (I’m not sure if I will at a later point, or not).
Next time I might make the bag a little bigger and add a zippered pocket.

No more natural light at this time of the day, so a few dark shots of my new little bag…

Buttercup Bag

Buttercup Bag

Buttercup Bag

March 4, 2009 at 0:57 am 5 comments

Pencil Case

Following a great tutorial by Annie Get Your Glue Gun I made another birthday present, a pencil case.
It was a last-minute thought and turned out really nice.
The instructions are very easy to follow and accompanied by a lot of pictures – just the way I like it 😉

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

March 1, 2009 at 10:20 am 2 comments


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