This is the first time I've ever sewn a wallet. I've made them out of duct tape and packaging tape before, though. This one turned out wayy better than those EVER did. lol.
I wanted a new wallet, mostly because mine was an old lady-ish style wallet that was meant to hold a check book and a bunch of mom-type stuff. I don't carry a check book with me anymore, and I'm not a mom, so a smaller, lighter wallet was what I was after.
I only interfaced the outer layer.
The outside also matches my purse, which is underneath the wallet in all these pics. I made it using scraps I had around the house, and a tutorial on the burda style website. The only thing I changed was the snap. I don't like snaps, and for some reason I couldn't find a needle, so I used some velcro that took ages to find. lol
My friend is having a baby (soonish) and her baby shower is this Saturday. I didn't want to just buy the same old same old blanket + onesie + hat + booties, but I wanted what I got her to be functional. SO. I bought a ton of ribbon, some onesies, and some hair clips and got to work.
The first set is a princess set. I made two korker bows, attached them to lined alligator clips, and then stenciled a crown onto the onesie. At least, I hope it looks like a crown. lol. I'm not the best at painting/drawing. I did my best, though.
Close up of the bow. It's my first time making bows. They look alright, right?
Second set, buzz buzz, is bees! I hand painted the bees, no stenciling. The pacifier leash is two layers of ribbon sewn together with invisible thread, and then the snap I hand sewed. The bow is pretty basic, and is attached to a lined alligator clip.
They look kind of weird, but like I said, I'm not good at drawing or painting! And if it looks shiney, it's because it's still wet. I couldn't wait.
Comments/criticism welcomed and appreciated. What do you think?!
My friend Katie recently eloped. They were planning a larger wedding, but her parents were trying to control it all, so they just decided to get married and then get wedding'ed when they can afford to pay for it themselves. But, she already had a dress! So, she decided that she wanted some photos in it before she sells it. And of course, I was happy to help her out.
(The tattoo she got right after they got married. They've been married a month, she's had it for a week or two. I helped her design it and made sure the gaelic was correct. It means "eternal love.")
I think I'll stop there. You can see more here on my Flickr. Oh, and I did her hair and makeup as well.
I don't REALLY hate bias tape. I actually love it. But when you have NO PINS (OMG.) it's hard to work with. I somehow lost my pin tin (lol) in our recent move, and I haven't found them yet. So I was left with only the pins that were stuck to my magnet, which was... ten or so. Not really enough!
This is a prototype bag I made because I'm making my mom one for her birthday. She's always wanted one, and I've never made one because I'm afraid she won't like it. Well, she'll be 46 in a week and a half or so, and I figured it was finally time! Mine is quilted, I don't know if hers will be because she might not like it. (I'm gonna ask. lol.) Lined with a lime green batik print I found at Jo-Ann in the quarter flat section. (You know the flat quarters for quilting? Love love LOVE them.) It took one yard of the black, and not quite 4 quarter flats. Straps are edged on one side with lime bias tape.
Enough chatter! On with pictures!
(Excuse the threads. It fell on the floor and I didn't realize any stuck. lol.)
The color is WAY off in this one. The bias tape is bright kiwi/lime green.
And hopefully lots more to come! I've been a member here for I don't know how long, but I mainly just lurk because... well, I'm a lazy bum. lol. And most of the artsy fartsy stuff I do is photography. SO. Yes. On to the actual post now!
First, a skinner blend star bracelet.
I made a skinner blend cane, firmed it up in the fridge, sliced it in half long ways, then sliced off the rounded back ends, butted the two up together, ran it through the pasta machine on a medium thickness, and then cut stars out. The rest was easier.. lol. I just wrapped a wire bracelet frame with greenish clay, and with the same clay I cut more stars out and layered them on. The blended stars have holes because I'm probably going to add some dangly charms later on.
Then, a rose cane bracelet.
I used the rose cane tutorial that I found here. (Too lazy to look it up. Ack!) With some minor alterations, I think. It was pretty easy cheesey. Bracelet was made the same way as the previous one, only with thinned out stacks of cane slices instead of stars.
And finally... a flower cane... bowl shaped... thingy.
87 canes later... not really. lol. I just sliced up a cane and smushed the slices on a burned out light bulb. Then I baked the whole thing, let it cool, stuck it in a plastic bag, and shattered the bulb. THEN, I lightly squeezed the clay to break up the rest of the glass. And... basically, this is not a great way to do this. lol. I don't really know what to use this for, as it doesn't have a flat bottom or anything. Maybe I should make a little ring for it to sit in?
Comments are always appreciated! Thanks for looking.
I need a sleeve for my laptop, and a tote bag that preferably would fit at least one of my school books as well.
My question for all you lovely craftster-ers out there... would anyone be willing to make a custom one for me? I'd definitely pay for it, and I'd also pay the shipping cost to get it here.
The only requirements I'd have for you would be seeing examples of your work. I want something that looks store bought.
Why don't I make this myself, you ask? My sewing machine is an antique, and it's still at my parents house. The sewing machine I used there is technically my mothers, and she won't let me borrow it, and I can't afford to drive out there every time I want to work on it.
If you are interested in doing this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR, reply/PM me here. I'd really appreciate anyone who's willing to do this for me.