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.
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 🙂