Busy, backpack and bunting

21 Jul

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve been too busy crafting and working to write about what I’ve been doing. More about what I’ve been working on soon – in the meantime, here’s a run-down of my recent crafting projects…

I learned Tunisian crochet recently and made this stripy sunglasses case for Simply Crochet magazine. I love the woven look of the fabric, which is thick and sturdy, and also how you can create two-tone rows. I wanted a button fastening (well I am in button club) and managed to find the perfect one – a little sunglasses button! It’s really cute and looks a bit like a little pair of eyes…

Tunisian crochet sunglasses case

Tunisian crochet sunglasses case

In sewing news, the backpack I made a while ago (see here) is appearing in Sewing World magazine this month. The original idea was to make it a children’s backpack, hence the super-cute fabric (it’s Critter Community Frames Cool, Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman, from Fancy Moon), but I think it’s great storage for any age. The backpack itself is just a simple rectangle shape so it’s quite straightforward to make – but in designing it, the construction was a real challenge because I wanted it to be lined and all the seams enclosed! To do that, I had to make a fair few buttonholes, which wasn’t as scary as I thought, so now I’m wondering what else can be buttonholed…

Sewn backpack

Sewn backpack

If you saw my post about pompoms here, you’ll know that I’d made a lot of them! Well, this is the project that I used them for – a long string of totally touchable bunting, for Simply Crochet magazine, using tassels, pompoms and fringing. The colours are so cheerful, they make me smile. It’s now hanging in our hallway, brightening up the space…

Tassel bunting

Tassel bunting

More makes and exciting crafty things to tell you about soon…

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