Hello! How are you going today? We are on school holidays here so it's lazy days for the boys and a fair bit of hunkering down in the chilly weather for me. I have done a bit of holiday crafting too, so that's been fun. I thought I'd show you what I've been up to with this little make.
You know when you get an idea and you just have to try it out straight away?
Well this little purse/case was a bit like that, I thought these would be cute little presents filled with pencils/nail polish/soap/crochet hooks/washi tape etc.
I had an idea to use some pieces of tapestry crochet that I've hooked up.
I crocheted the edge and folded them in half and sewed up the sides.
I added the picots for a bit of added cuteness. So far so good.
Then I made a lining out of a piece of woollen blanket, it is quite chunky and tactile. I decided to be lazy and not get the sewing machine out, so I hand sewed the lining onto the crochet piece.
Then I hand sewed a zip into the top. This ended up being quite dodgy.
I don't really know how to sew zips into things, but thought I'd just wing it anyway, so the results are less than perfect, to say the least!
I think I did it in the wrong order, I should have sewed the zip to the outer first and then sewed the lining on last, which would have hidden the inside of the zip.
Something to remember for next time!
I was after something a bit more chunky and substantial, so I like how thick my little case has turned out, and I am sure I can improve on this next time. So this little experiment was successful, even if the finished thing is pretty wonky!
It is the right size for my crochet hooks, so I am going to do a house wide hunt tomorrow and get them all in one place.
(See my dodgy sewing in of the zip, can definitely improve on that!)
One good thing that occurred to me while I was trying this out is that I really want to make some cute bags out of my blanket stash, I forgot how lovely the woollen plaids are, and how nice they feel to touch. I think I will actually make the effort to get the sewing machine out and have a go.
I want to get a few cute things made and put away for Christmas, I feel a handmade Christmas challenge coming on!
Howe are your holidays going? Or is it business as usual at your place?