Saturday, 28 February 2015

Another zippered pencil case

Yesterday I made another zippered pencil case. I liked the previous one, made with the tutorial from Little Red Window, but I didn't like that the inside edges were unfinished. I spent some time thinking about how I could get them to be finished, thought I'd figured it out, gave it a go and yes! it worked!

So now I have a Dutch Houses case with finished edges on the inside. It will be added to my Etsy shop this weekend.

Another plan for this weekend is to do a thorough cleaning and tidy-up of my sewing room studio. And when that is done I will start on a new art quilt. To be continued!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Pencil case with a zip!

Life is very busy at the moment, with work, kids and tennis (I have started playing competition! So much fun, wish I'd started tennis 30 years ago - but better late than never!), so not much time for sewing or quilting. I was really missing my sewing machine, so on the weekend I whipped up this zippered pencil case, using my Spoonflower Colourful Pencils fabric. Isn't it cute?

I used the tutorial I found here. I tend to avoid zippers, but this was really easy. Might make a few more!

Monday, 16 February 2015


Looking for inspiration in Brisbane CBD and the City Botanic Gardens for A World of Texture, this year's exhibition organised by Elizabeth of Berry Patchwork.