Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cosmetic Pouch

Here is my favorite cosmetic pouch. It has more than enough room inside for all my cosmetics, perfume etc. I bought the fabric as a remnant and it only cost me $1. What a bargain! Its only half a metre though, but it's enough to make about 3 pouches. I matched it with some purple polka dot fabric which I already had.

On the same day that I made this pouch I found out it was one of my friend's birthday. So I decided to give away my lovely pouch. Lucky (for her) I checked my Facebook :) Hopefully she liked it. I got a thank you from her a little while ago.
I love making a something special for a friend.. again it's not a big brand product with a price tag to match, but good ol' handmade stuff. Made right here in Australia by EliT craft!!. Hopefully one day people will recognize  my brand and compare it to Cotton On (at least) haha... *day dreaming

Well, no more spending hours to make lined pouches as I really figured it out the best method with or without zipper...yay.

By the way, I will be accepting orders for custom made lined pouches, cushion covers, bags, bibs, nursing aprons (I will upload some pictures soon) or anything else that involves sewing. Don't forget to visit my store too !

Well, gotta go and get something nice and warm for lunch. Till next time...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Orange bag to brighten my winter blue

I think I'm suffering from the winter blues again lately and feel like I'm the laziest person in the world! Even though I still manage to do things around the house such as cooking, it's hard to get my butt on my workstation. (Computer and sewing table)

I have heaps of things to do on my computer including updating this blog, my kitchenfun blog and the hardest of all is to edit and upload all my craft and cooking pictures. There's a LOT of them! Some of my craft projects have been neglected too. I know I HAVE to get them going again, just have to find the right time and wishing that I have a whole day to do my own thing :P

Anyway, I have something beautiful to show you all.

I made this bag especially for myself. Making and using my own brand? Why not. he..he.. I'm not crazy about branded stuff anymore, hence I'm able to sew lots of things and best of all I made the pattern myself. So it's unique and no one has the same one as mine :)
I chose Amy Butler fabric, I love it!.

I was going to put zipper pocket inside but changed my mind. I thought a simple pocket would be more convenient as long as it has a nice lining and snap closure. I'm pretty happy with the result. I forgot how long I took to make this bag but at least I didn't spend the whole day ^_^

My daughter was jealous of my bag, so I made a chidren's version from the same pattern but a different fabric. The only difference is the handle length (longer) and the bag is a bit smaller. (See the picture).

See the difference?