Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pillows for the man

I saw this tutorial for personalised pillow cases a long time ago over at Handmade Romance. I don't keep a coherent list of tutorials I want to try, but this one stuck in my head. I finally got onto it for Christmas as a gift for Chris. I imitated Evie's style but tried to make them look like us. Chris' one has ginger facial hair because we both find it amusing that while he has brown hair, he grows orange stubble.

I thought I would include the above pic too as it has a couple of crafty projects I hadn't documented yet. The "You don't make me spew" artwork is trying to be in the style of Rachel Castle whose work I love. The letters are felt on linen, but I hot glued them on rather than stitch them, probably because I was in a hurry. The quote was something I said to Chris when we first got together about 14 (?) years ago in a "we need to clarify our relationship" talk we had very late at night in my parents' driveway. Kinda awkward, but exciting at the same time as I recall!

The "love" sign perched above I made using this tutorial from Giddy Giddy. Such an easy little project, you could make any word you like.

Ah there we are. I have been writing this post for 3 days! Good to finally have it out there. Hats off to those who blog regularly!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A bag for the littlest lover of accessories

Eve loves to tote around a tote. She likes to put them around her neck rather dangerously, straps all strangle-y-like. I made her a little bag for Christmas. The pattern for the bag was from Bend the Rules Sewing and the idea for the animal applique was based on a fox softie project in a recent issue of Mollie Makes (my intention was for it to look more like a cat- Eve's favourite creature). The straps on this little bag are not long enough to easily get them around her neck which is a plus in the safety stakes!