Monday, 26 October 2015

Double bag

A cousin gave me some of her scraps. It's exciting to have scraps that you don't know since you bought the fabric yourself. Also much different fabrics to those I use normally. I immediately fell in love with two pieces of chenille in pink and light green and transformed them into two flat pouches, lined with another "new" scrap in light rose.
I had the idea to use both pouches together as one bag. Why doing always inside pockets for the little stuff you are carrying around?

As for my last project, the pouches are ready since 10days, but it took me so long to find rings to combine them. I thought carabiner would do but they are not wide enough. The rings I have now are 6cm in diameter and the largest I could find. They are maybe even a little bit too large. 
I like this idea a lot and will probably make some more double bags like that. Now that I have the rings ... 

A bientôt,

Friday, 23 October 2015

Scrappy key chains

After needing an eternity to find the right rings, I finished today the last 10 of 16 short key chains in only 15 minutes. 
I attach various scraps to long ribbons, iron the borders to the inside (like for bias tape) and applicate them to cotton belt straps that is 3cm wide. The longest part of all is the ironing.
I like to add a fitting motif ribbon like a bunting if I have one in the right colors and if I think of adding it in the right moment (really: sometimes I am finishing the application of the scrappy bias tape still having the little piece of ribbon in my hand to not forget it!)
The chains are about 15cm long and I have them in nearly all color combinations. They last long (I had one for over 2 years in daily use before it wore of) and you can wash them with your laundry if they are getting too dirty.
I make those since several years and they are selling very good. 
Finally one thing of the stack of unfinished work is done. You won't believe how difficult it is to find those D-rings (or half-moon-rings). I have been to every hardware store in the area to find them and finally had to order them in internet, where the price of the shipping had been higher than the price of the rings and this after I ordered three times as much as I needed. But now I am safe for a while.

A bientôt,

linked at: Stoffreste (a linkparty for scrappy projects)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Autumn roses

It's fall - you can't deny it! Actually I like the autumn very much. Partly because of the colors. All nature is getting those warm colors. 
I found an interesting idea on pinterest, but I forgot to save the pin - sorry. These roses are made from colored maple leaves. 
They are so fun and I just can't stop making more and more. 
Enjoy the colors, too. The orange, the red, the brown, the yellow, ...

A bientôt,