Friday, July 24, 2009


Here's a little peek at the supplies for a current WIP which should be completed shortly.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back to sewing

Yesterday I got back to sewing for the first time in over a month! (yikes!) I was surprised that it felt so satisfying. Partly due to the fact that I was able to finish this project in an evening I'm sure! Sometimes I forget, until I'm into a project, how good it feels to make something and even better, to finish it!

This little boxy pouch is a present for a cousin who loves frogs. My first boxy pouch turned out so well I've been itching to make another. Since I like to have a purpose for creating (and I can only use so many little bags) it's taken me a while to sew this second pouch. And sewing for my cousin was a great reason to bring home some of this adorable frog fabric!

I tried using interfacing on this one (I didn't on my first) so it turned out stiffer (obviously the effect I was after!) and maybe smaller? Does interfacing create the need for bigger seam allowances? Anyways I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Instructions for making your own boxy pouch can be found here:
Boxy Pouch Tutorial

I used this tutorial for information on making the lining. So basically I sewed the boxy pouch from the first tutorial with the addition of a lining as explained in the second.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Month Later...

I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post! I guess three weeks of holidays adds up pretty quickly. I had an amazing time in England with my mom and my sister but taking three weeks off at once created a lot of work before (getting ahead on things) and after (catching up). Although I've been back for a week it's been difficult dragging myself from vacation mode and back to reality. I hope to get back crafting soon and maybe open my Etsy shop (although the whole process of that seems pretty daunting, and like a lot of work, right now).

While I was away I had lots of adventures and great times - here are just a few:

Punting on the Cam in Cambridge.

Visiting little seaside towns like this one, Mevagissey.

Hiking parts of the South West Coast Path.

Swimming in the (cold but I've been in colder) ocean.

Viewing London from the giant London Eye.