Sunday, 30 January 2011

Cat trinket

These little things are addictive :). I made another trinket, this time it's a cat, a Chinese symbol of 2011.

Эти маленькие вещицы захватывают. Я сделала котика, китайский символ этого года. Выкройка из Диана Креатив 1/2011.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Owl trinket #2

I made a second attempt to make the owl trinket using different fabric this time and I like it better now.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Owl trinket

I didn't feel that the laptop bag is finished until I have something hanging on the loop. So I followed the Burda instructions and made an owl trinket. I think that owl is a great choice for a laptop case because it is the symbol of wisdom and computers with Internet take place of wisdom nowadays.
The original pattern asks for loden and suede but I didn't have any so I just used some scraps that I had in stash. This is my first experience of sewing toys so the result is not that perfect but I have already received a request to make another one so I have a chance to improve my owl-sewing skills.

That's how the bag looks like with the owl.

I've got so inspired by my first experience with making toys that today I ran to the crafts shop and got some supplies for making a better version of the same trinket.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Laptop case

I needed a light and soft model of laptop case. So here is something I made for my laptop.

I used sewing instructions of this weekend bag from December 2010 issue of Burda Moden magazin. Only changed the pattern to suit my laptop measurements.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Something for the hearth

I made two small projects for the interior lately. First is a 30 cm diameter doily for a small round coffee table. Design is from the January issue of Diana Creativ magazine.

I like this pattern because it reminds me the images of Egyptian lotus flowers.

Second is a cushion pillow-case. I am so fond of the latest Ikea textile designs that I couldn't keep buying some fabric lately. That is what I call an instant gratification project *lol*. Four seams and voila, the new eye-catcher is ready. We have such a long and dull winter that I simply need something to brighten the days and add more colours around. Ikea fabrics are simply perfect for this.
I have two more pieces in stash.