Friday, 30 November 2012

Sharing a few of my sewing bits

I have mentioned that I have been sewing some things for gifts for xmas so I thought I would share a few with you
These are all made from free patterns/tutorials that I have found on the web
First up we have a beach bag for one of my besties

 I added a few pockets inside and out for all those little bits

Inside the bag
I love the bright yellow polka fabric

This little puffball pouch was just something I fancied having a go at and its sitting on my desk now for all those scrappy bits of paper/cardstock that usually miss the big bin when I attempt to get them in there lol

I am thinking this would look really cute in denim with red polka dots "puffs"

 Lastly is this zippered clutch purse that I have been using for a couple of weeks now and its just big enough to hold your phone, credit card packet of mints(I always carry a pack with me) and tissues.

It just sits around your wrist and you have everything you need to hand  whilst popping and dapping about.
This was my first time sewing a zip and I was pleased with the result 
Inside the clutch
Hope you have enjoyed looking at  my projects and if you made it this far Thanks for looking

x Toodle Pip x


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Papermaze November kit @ Papercuts

Had great fun Friday at my Papercuts crop with the November kit by Papermaze, I have decided that instead of worrying whether I get anything finished or not I should just pootle along at my own pace and I can always finish at home(which is what I normally do but have been worrying that "I Should" get stuff complete)
Kim had as usual some beautiful samples to share with us (you can see them here on her blog)
I loved how she used the paper strips on the masculine layout and did my own version

I did a lot of hand stitching in between the strips and I only used a very small amount of the wonderful papers & stickers that were in the kit.
I added some lace and a few stickers from the previous months kit all the other bits including the camera, heart pins and the crocheted doily were in the kit.
I didn't have a bold title as my journaling reads "Some pictures need no words, they simply make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside every time you look at them"
I found this pic of Danielle and Star in one of my folders (Danielle very kindly lets me download all of her pics from her phone on my laptop) I think it's just so beautiful of them both!
A close up of the heart cluster, oh yes I forgot I added "you are my sunshine brad by MME 
I raced outside this morning as there was a little bit of sun in the sky, normally I go into the back garden but this time I was out the front in the street looking like some kind of crazy lady taking pics of the ground!!! and in doing so inadvertently let the dogs escape so I then spent the next 5 minutes chasing them around the street lol
Unfortunately this months kit is sold out  (you can still buy the actual sheet I used here)  but I have seen sneak peeks of next months and I can assure you you won't want to miss it!
Toodle Pip x

Monday, 19 November 2012

Chevrons - Scrap Africa

My poor neglected blog, been stitching up a storm for those xmas pressies
But I did go a hunting around for a challenge to get the scrappiness flowing
Found one here at Scrap Africa - the challenge was chevrons

It was doing this layout that I really wished I had a cameo
As you can see I hand cut the chevrons (due to the fact that they are a little ok a lot wonky lol)
The papers are Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic with a little Pink Paislee Portfolio thrown in,
most of the other bits are just things that were laying around. I stamped the tree with an old Prima stamp set that is 12 x 12 and too big to fit into any of my drawers lol
There really is all sorts on here some studio calico wood veneer arrows, brads from Basic grey and Kaisercraft, eyelets and twine, plus a sprinkling of tattered angels mist.
So we come to the actual photo, it took me over an hour to try and work out how to get the best picture of it, needless to say with it pouring down and very dull outside it had to be quite heavily edited so I hope it still looks ok
Let's hope for better weather and then I can take a better picture and maybe some close ups
Toodle Pip x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Instead of cleaning up

Instead of cleaning up my desk after the last layout using the MME 6 x6 pad I decided to use all the scraps for another layout and this is what I came up with

I don't like these wintery months as it's notoriously difficult to get a good photograph!

Close up of the white on white title, I stitched across the bottom to give it more definition

I thought by doing this I would clear my desk a little but Oh No now it looks like this!
Guess I had better get cleaning!
Toodle Pip x