The pink fabric is from an old sheet, that was then turned into a pillow case and now -- nearing the end of its life -- into a cushion cover. The wadding is part of an old pillow. The swatches are all off cuts from numerous past projects and were hand appliqued on. Nice and bright for the summer!
After running low on card ideas and getting a bit depressed that they only get thrown away afterwards, I thought I'd send out little felt hearts for people to hang on trees. The "Merry Christmas" labels are the sew-on labels you get for school uniforms, but were only a couple of pounds for about 30. Anyway, hearts developed into trees, into crochet etc. I thought I'd attach a card luggage label for the message and pop them in an envelope.
Here's a weekend bag made out of the offcuts of a jacket (the grey wool) and small amounts of fabric salvaged from making a skirt (the birds and flowers). It's lined with the offcuts of the lining of the jacket (grey satin). It has a concealed zip along the top edge.
It fits a lot of clothes and is a handy size, but the sides just a little too soft -- it shows the bumps too obviously!
The handles are rope covered by the fabric and the little bird is cut out from the fabric and stitched on.
Not much skill for these, but I thought that I'd post them as an idea since anyway.
Make them out of velvet or thick corduroy with a thick piece of ribbon and you'll feel *super* glamorous. It also keeps the dust off and uses less space than tatty shoe boxes (also great for travelling -- no more old carrier bags for me! ).
Here's a template and tutorial for an iPod cover, made from paper and sticky backed plastic. It's for the 3rd generation iPod (i.e. the one prior to the video ones). Sorry if it's already obsolete/hard to understand/useless.
It has a paper base, sticky backed plastic (or tape) outer, a plastic protected screen window and scroll wheel hole.
Following the very useful feedback at the topic Charlie's Rainbow and Butterflies Bag, I decided to dedicate a whole wrist bag to a rainbow. This is the result. The rainbow is repeated on both sides and the 'rain' doubles as the wrist strap.
This is a shoulder bag made for my friend Charlie. She stated that she liked rainbows, butterflies and diamanté. She also said that she liked 1960s Spanish donkeys wearing straw hats and She-Ra, so I took the easy option...
The bag is made from blue cord (that used to be a skirt), the rainbow from various pieces of needle cord, felt and cotton and opens to a zipped pocket. The diamantés were taken from hairclips and superglued on. Not graceful, but effective. I hope they stick. The lining is silver fabric (not shown).