Thursday, 1 March 2012

A revert to form

  
My supposed craft blog, which of late has been more of a woeful life and health news blog, is showing signs of craftiness!  Excitement of all excitement, there is Another Finished Object.  My goodness, who wouldathunkit?  That makes four finished things so far this year.  Not bad!

I am terribly rusty on the old sewing machine these days and lining is something that I just find really difficult to get my head around.  How to attach it and how it will all turn back into the right way with no edges showing just does my head in.  I do not possess the spatial awareness required to picture it all working.  So I followed this helpful tutorial in how to make a little zippered bag/pencil case/what-have-you.  It was quite simple to follow and I think a bit different to how it is normally done? Either way, it was easier (for me) to understand than some of the other tutorials I looked at. 

It seems a bit silly to be so proud of my very simple little babuska pencil case but I am.  Wonky stitching, unaligned corners and all!





Clearly I missed a bit lining my seams up there in the corner.  Oh well, it stands up, that's the main thing!  This is for a pencil case swap I joined up on Swap-Bot.  I decided seeing as I can't afford shopping I will get my buzz from getting fun little surprise parcels in the mail from somewhere in the world.  Parcels in the mail are very exciting!

I'm trying to decide on fabrics to make myself one now.


 
more creativity.
 

8 comments:

Sally said...

Oh I do like!!! That fabric is so darling. Lovely dovely.

... and yes parcels are amazing. Can turn a shitty day into gold. I got a parcel today... have to take a photo so that I can share. Happy happy!!!

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Happy 4th finish!! This is so darn cute!! And I spy mushrooms :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love the fabric! You did well. I cant think inside out and upside down either. I haven't made many of those little pouches because of that, i just stuck with upside down pyjama pants ;-)

sarah said...

I love it!

Katie said...

Aww this is gorgeous. I would be proud of it too! :)

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

I would be super proud of this also! It looks gorgeous! I'm a little scared of zips. I might need to check out that tutorial and give it a go myself!

Wendy Sice said...

Adorable! Red, mushrooms, babushkas - my favourite things! xx

2paw said...

Oh well done, it is lovely. I think you do need good 3D in your headedness for sewing sometimes. Love that your photos are like the Design Sponge too: very clever!!