Monday, November 26, 2012

PIN WIN: Felt Earphone Bunny

Wednesday afternoon I was feeling quite restless and I wanted to do something but nothing intesive so I went on Pinterest and found the felt bunny earplug carrier which I had bookmarked. The pin does not have any instructions so first I sketched a pattern and then cut it out of felt (2 pieces for the body, ears and arms). Then I put it all together with simple embroidery stitching and for the cheeks I used a red crayon.

The original pin


Friday, September 28, 2012

PIN WIN: Pretty ribbon wellies

I usually share something I've sewn or knitted but, this time I'm going to post about something I've made from Pinterest. For a couple of months now, I've been hooked on Pinterest so much so that now I have 66 boards and over 1100+ pins bookmarked. I've also ran into Pinstrosity, a blog that shares unsuccessful pin creations. Luckily, I've have a few successes which I'm going to share here.

Ever since Katrina called rainboots 'wellies', I've really taken a liking to this Brit word so now I started to use it! It makes me...happy!

Here is the original Pin:

Here is what I did:

I added two red bows with some leftover ribbon I had. I used silk ribbon which looks great but has the tendency to undo itself so I would suggest that you tie a double knot or sew the bow in.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

PIN WIN: Knee Socks For Boots

This is one of my favourite pins. When I saw it, I knew I had to make it because I wear a lot of boots in the winter so I couldn't pass that cute look of long socks without all that extra bunchiness going on!

Here is the original pin (without pattern):

Here is what I made:
So pretty and warm!!!

This is the cable pattern I used:

Cotton yarn
Size 4 needles
Stitches: multiples of 7 + 3

Cast 56 stitches
Row 1: *P3, K4 (repeat)
Row 2: *K4, P3 (repeat)
Row 3: *P3, K4 (repeat)
Row 4: *K4, P3 (repeat)
Row 5: *P3, cable (repeat)
Row 6: *P3, K4 (repeat)

Repeat rows 1-6 until your desired length.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Square Coin Purse

This is the coin pouch that I made after seeing the Circle Zip Earbud Pouch on Pinterest. The original is in a round shape pouch and seeing that I can't sew in a circle, I opted for a simple square shape. I also did not use any batting but used interfacing on the main fabric to give it stability. So happy with the overall result!!! I will definitely try to do more as it perfect to hold bus tokens, small change, usb drives, and lip balm all handy on my keys.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flexi Frame Wristlet.

Here my new flexi frame wristlet. I love the details of the flex frame; it has a hoop detail instead of the usual flat tip. It's from a Korean brand called INAZUMA. The tutorial I used comes from UHandbag and it's not a hard pattern to develop; once you have it, putting it together comes very easily!

Flat Iron Cover

I'm excited to be travelling this summer and I needed a cover in which to put my flat iron.
So here it is, two rectangles sewn together in a 1/2 inch inseam (with lining inside). Easy peasy!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

25 Clever Ideas To Make Life Easier

More Cute Clutches

I finally started to sew again after a really, really long break and what did I want to do? More gathered clutches!! Soooo easy to make and just the right size to hold the essential stuff!

Business Card Holder

I did this business card/points card/id card/credit card holder after being inspired on pinterest. This is the original blog that offers a really easy tutorial on how to make these cute holders. I just saw another holder where the pockets are lengthwise rather than on the side. I look forward to making one of that too!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Keep Calm And Pin On

At first, I didn't get what the big fuss with Pinterest was so I got an account just to check it out. After 15-20 minutes on it, I started to get the whole vision board/scrapbook idea but, it wasn't until yesterday that I spend some serious time on it and I saw all the cool pins that people posted on their boards. I started to "repin" and "love" everything! It's such a great idea bank and clipboard for all the neat things you find on the web especially if you don't know exactly what you're looking for.

2012 Craft To-Do List

* Make a pair of pjs
* Use bamboo handles for a handbag
* Make fabric flowers
* Make a wristlet
* Make a cathedral window quilt block
* Make a reversible tote