Thursday, 12 July 2012

More Other Stuff

This is a Pen Roll and book holder.  This was made really quickly to give me an idea of what it would be like.  It is okay!  Next time I will make it a little smaller and also use better ribbon and different coloured thread to contrast the pen holders. I would also make the flap fold over so it is not so bulky.

H likes it though so not a wasted hour.
Colouring Roll

Needs an iron!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Other stuff - Not Bags!

As the blog suggest I do make 'other stuff' - very much in the makeydo style - homespun and a little wonky

These are some coaster I made using my free sewing needle for the first time.  I really like them and they are often used.  I can not claim the idea though - it came out of a book like most of my makes.

This is an idea I took from the Internet.  The children are always collecting stone hearts or heart shaped objects for me.  This is my Jar of Hearts (like the song)  - It is a handy way to keep them.  Previous to this they were lying around the house or glue stuck to photo frames.  If I feel blue it always brings a little smile
Jar of Hearts

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


This is my youngest's (11) idea.  She wanted to make a beach bag out of some material I had bought some time ago as it was cheap. 

The front or back

The back or front
I cut out the pieces and directed her how to sew them together which she did. I think she made an excellent job.  I finished off the bottom because she wanted a square base to the bag and a little bird had told me how to achieve this but until now did not have the nerve to attempt it.