Thursday, 14 June 2012

my creative space . . . li'l tin soldiers


I really love using this Kokka Japanese designer fabric - I only have a little, itsy bit left, but I'm eeking it out as much as I can - I may have another look at it today to see how else I can use it.   

I made another zipper pouch this week, and couldn't resist adding a heart applique to the front to mirror the lining, and then a little tab seemed to be a good idea too!  To be honest his was the second 'make' of the day - I'd decided to make an iPad sleeve in this lovely pink plaid tweed, so once the pink thread was in the sewing machine, I though I might as well carry on with a zipper pouch . . . 



Well, I don't suppose you can blame  me for wanting to use this tweed more than once, hehe :)  I added a lovely fuschia felt lining to the iPad sleeve - I use Kunin recycled felt for this purpose, it has a lovely 'feel' to it . . .  


I seemed to have had a bit of a 'pink' week - that means I'd  better 'juggle' the colours around a bit today.  I'm thinking some more of these zippy purses maybe?  I actually managed to add these two items to my shop on the same day I made them - that doesn't happen very often!

Hope you're having a lovely creative day.  I have a snuffly 'Little S' with me today, and with one thing or another have had to cancel this weekend's craft fair - it was going to be a no-goer for various reasons - sometime you just have to admit defeat, but I'll use the time wisely and hopefully get lots of 'making' done instead :)

I'll finish up with one of my new photographer's (a.k.a. Little S's) shots from his photography class last week . . .


Sun, sea and blue skies - this is what we want!  Not quite so sunny today, but never mind - I'm off to get my 'tweeds' out and get some creative sewing on the go - might have a little breakfast first though!  

Some wonderful creative spaces over here - it's worth taking the time to browse the lovely 'makes' on the go :)

Bye for Now
Alison x

6 comments:

BigLittle said...

Love that pink tweed, no wonder you made a second item! xx

tartankiwi said...

Ok,so I'm not normally a pink girl, but that tweed is gorgeous! Love your little soldiers too- what a great match.

Alessandra said...

Lovely pink stuff!!! You know what? When I was younger, I was not a pinky girl, but almost a tomboy!!!
Now, that I'm a mum of two boys I like to have some pink at home.....maybe is the same for you, too!!!
xxxx Alessandra

Claire said...

Great makes Alison, love the Kokka fabric and the tab is a nice little touch too....

Love the fuschia lining on the ipad cover.....isn't it fun playing with great fabrics and choosing what to put where?

A teeny, tiny, strip of dark blue sea above all the pebbles, very effective....Little S has taken some great pics.

Claire x

Biba said...

Love the tweed and the little tin soldiers - adorable!

june at noon said...

It's very pretty pink tweed, that. I like the embellishments, too.