Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A4 Art Folder

Another little Christmas finish....

I'd been looking for an Art folder pattern/tutorial but hadn't been able to find what I was after. I wanted the folder to hold an A4 art diary as well as have pockets for 12 coloured pencils, a lead pencil and somewhere for an eraser and sharpener.....it seems I'm too fussy so I had to come up with my own design.

 This is the result 
The outside has a plastic covering - not sure that you can tell in the photo.

I'm very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to give it to my little niece for Christmas!

When I make my next one I'll change the strip on the front to white and applique the recipients name onto it to make it a little bit extra special.... I didn't want to go to the bother first time around in case it all ended up in the bin (it has been known to happen).

I've already written the tutorial....and would love for someone to attempt making one using my instructions before I post it on my blog. I'm not overly confident in my abilities when it comes to written instructions and any feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please let me know if you'd like to give it a go!

** Note: My instructions are written with the assumption that you already have a reasonable amount of sewing skill and that you are capable using a zipper foot on your machine, binding with mitred corners etc.

Until next time...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Christmas pressie finished

I've been making some more progress on my Christmas list.... with a little Dolly Carrier for a special little niece of ours.  I've made this pattern up before and I must say that it seemed to take a lot less effort this time round.
What Dolly bed would be complete without a matching mattress, pillow & quilt??

I even managed to find a doll that fit perfectly!


The pattern was from an old Country Threads magazine - Annual Kids Special (Vol.9 No.11)


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Sewing

Well, my Christmas sewing is now underway and I can cross the first item off my list!

A Christmas stocking for our newest Nephew.... Lewis!

A used Hooley Dooley Artworks pattern by Suzanne Gray but the applique design is my own as I had already made 3 of the 4 designs by Suzanne for Lewis' siblings and I thought her Angel one was a little girly.

I sent this one off early so it can be used for the first time this year!

Until next time....