Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Cosmetic Pouches and Bunnies
Tonight I made two little zipper pouches. I followed the instructions for the cosmetic bag in I Love Patchwork by Rashida Coleman-Hale. I made this bag once before, but gave it to my mom before I got any pictures. The construction is fairly simple, though I chose to sew in the lining at the same time I sewed the zipper to the outside, and it worked well. (If you know how to sew a lined pouch, you can do it this way too.)
A few months ago, I made two bunnies for my boys. I had intended for them to be done in time for the boys to see them Easter morning, but of course that didn't happen. But, they were done sometime in May I think, so not too bad (I'm really bad at doing anything in a timely manner. That's why I'm just now blogging about them.) (What?! It's hard to take pictures. I have to hold my camera. And click the button. See? Hard.)
I followed the Purl Bee tutorial for the Soft Woolen Bunny, and while they were certainly futzy (the SMQG women got an earful at one of our sew-ins, ahem,) they weren't impossible. The directions are very clearly written, but the arms and legs are smaller than my usual projects. Futzy.
I used two different colored corduroys for the bodies, and matching velveteen for the ears and ribbons. I think they're adorable.
And of course I've been amassing more fabric. That never stops (Nordika and Melody Miller Arrows.)
I've also been working on a Sparkling Cider quilt, for a commission project. Super fun!