Having spent a rather frustrating day cutting templates and playing about with fabric arrangements, I set aside my My Precious quilt this evening and whipped up a couple of the sewing kits for this week’s Zakka Style Sew Along. Now although I’ve done the tote bags and the pincushion, I didn’t actually get them done in time for the linky party, but yay me, here I am getting it done this week (just under the wire, but who’s counting ;o) )
Sheila said they were quick to whip up, and she’d managed 2, so I figured I’d make one for me, and 1 for a possible upcoming event. I have a bad habit of chucking all my sewing things into a zippy pouch, where I proceed to guddle about for ages looking for things, so I thought this might be useful for the FQ Retreat. Oh, and because I figure half the attendees are making these for themselves (not to mention 1 person making them for sample swap) I labelled mine with a K so I knew it was mine ;o) Now I just have to avoid being mugged by Karen or the other, much more famous Katy…
I’ve had so much fun with this series digging out all the stamps I bought for scrapbooking and giving them a new lease on life, and in fact, shamefully, I’d never actually used any of these stamps before! I also borrowed Debbie’s idea to try out some of the variegated thread in the Aurifil sampler pack I won ages ago. I ended up picking the Innocent Crush to match the thread, and it more or less went with the Japanese birds I’d chosen for mine, so I just used it on both. As it’s variegated it’s not always so obvious in the pics, but it is there, honest! I chose ribbon for the closures as I happen to have loads of it, also left over from scrapbooking, and I thought it would be less bulky than the thonging that was called for.
Is anyone else playing along?
Ooooh, I like your sets! Nice!
Those are lovely! I like your stamps.
Very sweet, I can see another 'need' coming on – stamps!
I love the little splash of color that just surprises you after opening. What a cool make.
Me too – I have stamps I haven't used – didn't want to get them dirty!
You have made good use of yours and the finished items look fab – I have K in my name but sadly not at the beginning!
I presume that very soon I will be the only person in the universe with neither a Zakka make nor any stamps. Meanwhile I sit back and admire and think your two sewing kits are brilliant.
I have no zakka stuffs either, but I do have letter stamps. LOVE them!
These are particularly pretty. Love the AMH one :o)
Pretty! Love the stamps and the AMH 🙂
Ah very classy 🙂
Those turned out so cute and I *love* the stamps! It looks very useful too. I do the same thing with a zippy pouch. Sometimes I think I spend more time looking for things than actually doing!
Stunning! That's the only word for these sewing kits. That and marvelous, just another word for them that comes to mind. It's great that you've found a use for those stamps that you bought and then tucked away. Have a great week Katy.
Your sewing kits are wonderful!
I made mine with the double seam binding and while it looked very nice, I burned my fingers something fierce. Since I scrapbook too I have loads of ribbon – wish I would have seen your wonderful post before all the pain *grin*
I really love the fabric you used. Very pretty.
Gah! These are so cute I now 'need' to buy more stamps!
They look great, Katy!
How cute! I'm getting seriously green about everyone's cute stamps…
They look great. I really need to start joining in on this.
The innocent crush stuff is wonderful and I love the stamping.
Fancy Zakka !!
They have both turned out really well, your stamps are perfect for them. Whoever gets the second one cannot fail to be impressed!