Monday, November 28, 2011

Some things for me

I've been making so much for others lately that I thought I'd make a few small things for me. I'd seen a lens cap pouch ages ago on pinterest so thouht it was about time I made one for me.

Camera Lens Cap Pouch

I made it using this tutorial. I followed it exactly but found that have the turning gap at the top didn't turn out the best. So next time I'll try it down the side.

Camera Lens Cap Pouch

It was a bit of pain having to take the strap off the camera to put it on but I coped!! I've used it and it's very handy to have. No more putting the lens cap down and forgetting where!

Ear Phone Pouch

I also needed a new pouch for my ipod shuffle, and when this tutorial popped up in blog land I had to give it a go. I had a bit of trouble getting it under the foot to top stitch, thus the dodgy top stitching around the zipper. (I was on a roll by that stage so just kept going!!)  Very quick and easy, I can see lots of these being gifted this Christmas.

I had another market last week, the last for the year. Now I'm starting to think of gifts for Christmas. I've only got 1 month of maternity leave left then back to work I go.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zac's Nintendo DS Pouch

Zac's Nintendo DS Pouch, originally uploaded by MandyMade.

I made another one. DS pouch that is. I followed the same tutorial as the last one but altered it a bit more. So it's kinda getting away from the original but I'll keep on giving credit. So what's different this time? Well, I used cotton this time instead of the thick fabric on the last one, so I fully lined the back pocket (didn't feel it necessary with the other). On request by the receivers mum I added a zip to the opening, she's knows her son and was worried that he would fling it around. I kept the velcro closure as well though. I also added 2.5 cm to the height and width as the last one was a tad too small. I was happy with the result. I also appliqued his name on. There is a down side to receiving a gift first as you don't have all the added improvements made to the next. But you can always count on them being one of a kind!!


Nintendo DS Pouch based on this tutorial.

Boys Zipper Pouches

Boys Zipper Pouches, originally uploaded by MandyMade.

Birthday's always seem to group together don't they? Well we had 3 boys birthdays on the weekend so I decided to try out Nikki's Super-simple zipped pouch, from her book. It was super simple. There will be more of these. I originally had pencils in mind but Little A wanted to give cars. So they are multi purpose pouches. One of these pouches wont be given until December but I thought I'd knock it off early. I appliqued the names with applique paper (no idea what this is called!!) then hand stitched a running stitch with pearl 8. The denim is a pair of old jeans and has a calico lining. Fun to make, highly recommend making some.


Super-simple Zipped Pouch from You Sew, Girl by Nicole Mallalieu.

Edit: Forgot to mention they are 15cm x 20cm. Great size for just about anything you want to take to someones house for a play.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fabric Tray with electronic tokens

A while ago on pinterest I saw that someone had used tokens for TV and computer time. I had kind of forgotten about it. But one day a couple of weeks ago I realised how much time my 6 year old was spending in front of the box. So we made up these tokens. We grabbed an empty cereal box, I started off by showing him what to draw then he cut them out and drew on the rest. Other tokens also started to appear, bike riding, scooter riding etc. So he was getting the idea. Each token is worth 1/2 hour. We still have to decide if its appropriate for him to watch at the time he wants but he seams to be sticking with the 1/2 hour really well. On Sunday he gets them back if his playroom floor is clear, that has been a bit of a battle!!

I made this fabric tray using noodlehead's tutorial. She also has heaps of links to tray's that are similar. I interfaced the whole lot, but if I make one again (which I will) I'll be just sticking to interfacing just the base. Really quick and easy. I highly recommend making one, or two!!



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