Friday, 3 April 2015

A bit of crafting

Easter holidays + a horrible stinking cold = lots of lying around on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. There hasn't been much dressmaking going on I'm afraid, but I did manage to get on with a few crafty makes for a recent Rosy Rosie order. Wanna see what I made?

Lined, zipped purses. They always looks neat and professional and are a good way of using up scraps of fabric. I use this tutorial to make them and would highly recommend it - it's clear, to the point and gives great results. 


Tooth Fairy Cushions. These were one of my best selling lines when I sold at craft fairs. Adding the pockets is a bit fiddly, but the final cute factor soon outweighs everything else! This little batch was made with girls in mind. 




Drawstring bag and wash bag sets. I've made lots of these recently! The wash bag is made using my own tutorial. The larger drawstring bag uses exactly the same principle but is scaled up in size (about 18" wide by 20" long). I also add a solid coloured cotton for the inside layer rather than waterproof fabric.




If you like the fabrics then you can still find the owl print here (only a tiny amount of green left, but there's still some in a brown colourway) and the fox fabric in a couple of different colours here.

I also like this bonkers cow print poplin. It's nice quality and as well as being perfect for washbags, would make a fab blouse or dress if you're brave enough! 



It's nice to lose yourself in pretty fabrics and simple shapes sometimes! Happy crafting. x







31 comments:

  1. Cute stuff! Feel better soon!

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  2. Super cute and practical too. Hope that cold clears up soon x

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    1. Thank you, I hope it does too! x

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  3. I sympathise/empathise with the cold, I ce down with one last week that I haven't mangaged to shake off yet, I'm going to try medicating with vin rouge this eve! I hope yours clears up soon. I love the yellow cow print! It's

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    1. ...bonkers! Such lovely goodies, the tooth fairy cushion is an excellent idea.

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    2. Thanks Jenna, it seems to be lingering around which is so annoying. Your medication tip sounds sensible! x

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  4. Hope you feel better soon - we have a vicious cold in our house so we're floating on our own Lemsip lake. Lovely makes, reminded me I have a week to make the little zip party pouches I had planned so I'd best get on with it. Love that cow print and I can see it working for turn ups on some cut off capri length jeans.

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    1. Now THAT's a good idea, how cool would that be on Capri jeans?! Good luck making the zipped pouches! x

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  5. I love your taste in fabric. i would happily buy all of those, especially the fox print washbags. Gorgeous!

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  6. Lucy's got one of the tooth fairy cushions! I've been using it as a pin cushion, I just worked out who made it! Someone gave it to her for a 4th birthday present, and it went in my stash. Now I know what it's for, I'll give it back to her. I need to get Hattie one too now, they are so cute.

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    1. NO WAY?!!! That's hilarious! I might have a spare one here if you need one for Hattie. x

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  7. These are all soooo cute! I love them to death.

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    1. Haha, they are cute, it's difficult to say goodbye to them! x

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  8. The zipper bag tutorial looks easy and it's good to know you've tested it thoroughly! This is my weekend project make - a new small make-up bag so that I can banish the plastic snaplock sandwich bag ... ; ) Hope everyone feeling grotty gets better soon.

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    1. Thank you! The zipper purse is perfect for make-up, it doesn't take long to make either. x

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  9. I like these. I have been wanting to make the zipper bag forever. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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    1. My pleasure, it's a great tutorial! x

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  10. That little purse tutorial looks really simple to follow and a great way to use up some of the "useful" bits of fabric I've been saving. Hope the cold doesn't linger

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's perfect for using up those 'useful ' bits of fabric, so satisfying too! x

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  11. Tooth fairy pillows are too cute! Get well soon.

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  12. these are absolutely beautiful <3

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  13. Everything is so beautiful.. the cushions are a great idea, love the one with the russian doll.
    Miss

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    1. Thanks, yes the Russian doll one would be the one I'd choose if I was going to put my tooth out for the tooth fairy! x

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  14. These fabrics are beautiful! Will be saving this post to try those little zip purses at some point!

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  15. Jane these are so cute, great share! The fabrics are great just saved :)

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  16. These are so cute! I love the little zip purses

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

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  17. Sometimes simple sewing is so satisfying. Nice projects there Jane. Jo x

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