Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sewing finishes

After my visit to the craft fair the sewing bug seems to have hit me.  I got a new Brother sewing machine. A basic model but it can still do a lot more than the old one of my mothers that I was using.
In the post below I had started my first crazy quilting.  Here is the finished result - a cellphone pouch.  I've picked the gold of the fan with gold braid and added gold beads, added  a bead fan and a cute ladybird

This is the other side

I've been intent  on doing more accessories for my handbag.  A coin purse

A card case to hold loyalty cards etc.  It has slots for 38 cards.

Inside the card holder
Middle page of the card holder

Back page
This is the bag I made from the kit I bought at the fair.  The cover can be changed so you can change the mood.  I used the fabric in the kit, but then found this lovely fan fabric and made another cover.  I also used the fan fabric to make all the accessories.   Since this photo I decided I don't really like a "hand"bag and would prefer a shoulder bag and wanted to be able to close the top, so I have added long handles and a button closure, covering the button with the fan fabric.    I haven't taken a photo yet though.

I wanted a wallet that will hold coins, notes and cards, so made this.

I also made a tissue holder.  Below is a photo of the tissue holder and the wallet
I also had a go at making a cat. I fancy trying to make a crazy quilt cat, but wanted to test the pattern first.  I think this should work well for crazy quilting.  I have some purple and bright green fabric to try.
Apart from the bag, all the other pieces are from free patterns and tutorials found on the internet.  Many thanks to the talented ladies who make these available.
I am still working on the 5sided box. Here is what is done so far
3 needlepainted flowers from Trish Burr's Needlepainting for Beginners book.

Stumpwork nasturtium from Sachiko Morimoto's Stumpwork flowers book.  Side view and front view.

Progress on Rajmahal Goldwork kit.  If the pineapple in the top left appears unfinished, its because it is!   I still have to finish the lattice work.
Another page is finished on Heaven and Earth Design of Spirit of Winter by Josphine Wall

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