Archive | March, 2013

Easter earings for Marta

28 Mar

Once Marta – Paola‘s daughter – pointed out that she likes lace earings, so I thought it could be nice to make her something special to wear for Easter holidays.

Here is the result. The lace is not handmade of course, but I added some purple beads to make them a bit different. I hope she’ll enjoy the result too.

lace and beads

lace and beads

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Spring is…

27 Mar

…when the daffodils bloom at my Tennis Club.

Daffodils...

Daffodils…

Spring case

26 Mar

After the Easter gifts for my friends I decided – of course! – to make a case for myself as well. I was really envious about those lovely cases… ehehehe!

Again I used some Ikea fabric for the outer shell while the lining is a reminder I bought at my local market. The zip is light blue which, I think, goes well with the blue dots on the fabric.

I really enjoy  matching the zip with the fabric. eheheheh! 🙂 I also used a blue thread to sew it just to add a bit of “extra” flair…. 😎

My own Easter gift

My own Easter gift

my case

my case

Easter gifts

25 Mar

Here are two fabric cases – cosmetic cases, that I made for my friends as Easter gifts.

The outer fabric is from Ikea, while the lining is a reminder I bought at my local market. Despite the fabric is the same, I tried to match the stripes with the colour of the zip (one beige and the other pink).

It was my first attempt with a lined item, so I can say that I’m pretty satisfied and most of all, learning the lining process has opened a whole new world in front of me… 🙂

BTW, for a more Easter touch I filled the cases with some fine chocolate eggs…

Fabric cases

Easter gifts: fabric cases with chocolate eggs

Fabric case
Fabric case: detail
FAbric cases

Fabric cases

Orange and purple bracelet

13 Mar

Well, I thought that something was missing in my previous project… that’s why I decided to add a bracelet…

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and Purple

12 Mar

With this new project I’m back to beding. Once again the inpsiration comes from a lovely necklace that saw in the window of one of my favourite shop in Milan city center. It was far too expensive for my pocket, so I reproduced it obviously with some changes mainly due to different material. For this necklace and earings I used some golden wire along with amethyst, purple agate, orange cat’s eye and crackle glass beads. The final result is quite far from the original but I’m pretty satisfied anyway. I particularly like how the earings came out.

Orange and purple necklace and earings

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Orange and purple necklace and earings
Orange and purple necklace and earings

8th March

8 Mar
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind -  風の谷のナウシカ Kaze no tani no Naushika

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind – 風の谷のナウシカ Kaze no tani no Naushika

“Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”

Woodrow Wyatt

Pouch frenzy

7 Mar

I’ve got the pouch frenzy! Here is another pouch I made with some Ikea fabric with pink and beige stripes. I added a fuchsia zip and two beige flaps on both sides. Not bad, uh! 🙂

the pink and beige stripes pouch

the pink and beige striped pouch

The toothbrush pouch

6 Mar

Following this useful tutorial I made myself a brand new pouch for my toothbrush and toothpaste to keep in my drawer at work. The fabric is a remnant of my previous project while the zip is upcycled from an old bag.

I changed the measures to fit in the toothbrush and the result is definitely better than expected!

New pouch for my toothbrush

New pouch for my toothbrush

new pouch for my toothbrush

new pouch for my toothbrush

My new toothbrush pouch in my messy drawer at work!

My new toothbrush pouch in my messy drawer at work!

Boxy pouches for two

5 Mar

Last Sunday afternoon me and my friend Paola decided to give it a try to this lovely tutorial and make ourselves a boxy pouch each. We cut and misured and then I took out my faithfull sewing machine and made it!

Paola’s fabric (blue with white drops) was a bit lighter than mine (blue with white leaves), so the result is not just alike.

Despite, in the end we were both happy with the result, I decided make some small changes and unpicked the sides to add some flaps on both to make it easier to zip/unzip.  🙂

Blue boxy pouch

Blue boxy pouch with flaps

pochettes

Two boxy pouches (without flaps)

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