Thursday, 22 July 2010

Basic Grey laptop bag

What a grey and damp summers day. I haven't been outside the front door today!

What I have been doing though is sewing. I got out some fabrics I bought at PaperArts several weeks ago, they are Basic Grey patterned fabrics by Moda and are delightful. I used the basic pattern idea from a book called Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan.

I couldn't decide which of the several different fabrics to use so I devized a way to use 4 of them. I liked the idea of the blue spotted fabric as a sort of facing detail, I added a pink pocket on the front which is the same fabric as the lining and flap. I used the brown flowers as the main colour and a different paisley brown fabric for the handles. 

I used my i-top to make a matching badge to go on the flap. First time I had used the large adapter, think next time I will read the instructions.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

A card

I made a card, hurray.

I used my new Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge to cut out the guitar, I then outlined it in black sparkly gel pen. I used Coordinations cardstock and sanded and sewed it. The Birthday Wishes were drawn using pen in my Cricut using my other new Cricut cartridge, Lyrical Letters.

This is for my soon to be 16yr old nephew who plays the guitar. Thought he might appreciate it especially if I put some money inside.