Thursday, 16 February 2012

my creative space . . . ready to go

I'm all ready to go with some sewing projects today. I got quite organised rather late in the day on Tuesday - it took me most of the day to work my way up to making ONE little coin purse. Why does it take so long sometimes just to make ONE item - I really don't know! I think there's so many distractions in daily family life that it's difficult to concentrate on doing one thing well - that's my excuse anyway, hehe :)

I wanted to make a coin purse with an embroidered feature that mirrored the lining fabric (little Matryoshka faces) and also a little key-fob tab as an additional feature. Of course I faffed about for an hour or so with the crochet flower I'd made the night before - you can see where my time goes, hehe!

Here'sa close up of the purse . . .

. . . and the crochet flower with some tweedie leaves added to it . . .

The plan is that today I make another little coin purse, all cut out and ready to sew, and a red 'tweedie' zipper clutch - also cut out and ready to sew. Whether this actually happens is questionable as the boys are now on half-term holidays this weekend, but here's hoping anyway!

Catch up later - here's some more crafty peeps (hope they're getting on faster than me today!!)

Alison x

6 comments:

janet said...

Hello Alison,

I love it!!! That coin purse is so sweet. You are so talented at handwork..I'm jealous.

janet xox
The Empty Nest

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sure wish I could sew. Your little coin purse is so sweet. I do crochet but have not made a rose before. Love those tweedy leaves. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Biba said...

Sooo pretty! And I really love the crochet flower!!!

Elaine said...

The coin purse is lovely' but I keep returning to that combination of wool and tweed; the flower. Fabulous.

Claire said...

Hey Alison, it always seems to be the way.....the first of anything takes the longest to make. love the embroidered face, very sweet.

The rose looks great with it's tweedie leaves too... you are inspiring me to get cracking on my makes.

Hope you find some more time to sew......

Claire :}

june at noon said...

Such a cute little embroidered pouch! I think sometimes I put off the prep work because it feels ... I don't know, annoying. And as a result, I delay the actual making so long that I barely have time to get anything done before it's on to another day!