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WIPs and Wandering Around…

Hello,my friends!

I’m a bit away from blogland in these days but that is because my Big man has some days off and we are spending them wandering aroun a bit… Two days spent in the Apennines and tomorrow we are travelling to Croatia for a three days trip. I’m still crafting a lot and have some projects to share with you but they are not FO yet. More about when we are back home. For now just a photo of one of them, the gift excange with Sewchet.

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I’m knitting a Crescent Shawl for Sheila but wanted to add something more to my parcel to be so I tried myself with some embroidery 🙂 Well,I’m satisfied….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

….and a close up to the yarn for the shawl, brought home last night 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Sorry for being so short but have to go and wash my clothes for tomorrow!

Love

xxx

Tajana

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FO :: the Button Sanctuary tote bag

Hello, my friends!

The credit for the name of my last FO project goes to Helen from BeastieBlog whose sweet comment on my last post made me smile, she indeed understood so well what I had in my mind !! I have a lot of old and old fashioned and unwanted bottons at mine given to me by my Mother in Law something like ages ago (…..because you never know…. :/ ) and with which I didn’t know what to do at all… then, one day, I saw this on Pinterest….

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What a lovely tote bag, don’t you think?

So,at last, all those buttons laying useless in my drawer have found a place “where they can live out their days in peace and contentment”, as Helen said 🙂 🙂 🙂 .

So I went to buy some fabric…

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…. and this time I tried, for the first time ever, to use some interfacing to give consistency to the bag…

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To be honest I don’t like it much…. not only I had problems in attaching it because it did not glue as I wanted it to, but the tote does not have the solid look I imagined it would have… I was looking for some answers online and saw that there esxist some fleece interfacing….. unfortunately, they don’t have it in the store I always go so I have to be satisfied with what I can eventually find… I hope that the messenger bag I want to sew for my Big man will turn out as I imagine it…. I have the FO image in my head and I do hope that I will be able to recreate it exactly as I see it…. but let’s go back to the Button Sanctuary tote bag! I sewed the lining and I added a pocket too….

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….. oops… I forgot to turn twice the upper hem…  😮 I hope that it will not cause troubles….

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I sewed on the buttons….

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… and voilà….

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It is a yarn shopping bag… this because it is meant for a yarn lover…. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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…. and it looks good in a crafting den …

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This was a kind of a testing bag…. I tested my lately discovered embroider skill, the frame in the front is embroidered with a split stitch, I tested the use of the interfacing and its effect on the overall look of a bag, I tested my button sewing skill since I used buttons of different shapes, and, finally, I tested my top stitching skill…. hard task indeed….

I want to sew eight tote bags for Christmas as gift for the ladies from family and friends and, as said above, a messenger bag for my BM… I hope indeed that I will improve the use of the interfacing but before I’ll sew a quilted bag…. I want to sew a bag for my Mum and give it a solid look… Since I have some wadding left from my quilted blanket project I’ll use it to make a more puffed bag…. I cross my fingers and hope that it turns out good and nice…

Love

xxx

Tajana

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Embroidery

Hello,my friends!

I still can’t believe that I made this last night…

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A felt heart embellished with embroidery…. Me!!! Embroidery and me!!! How,for God’s sake, did that happen?!

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My first embroidered heart key ring…. I’m still speechless!!

I was able to do that thanks to two tutorials found on You tube….

Do not ask me why because I don’t know…. The only explanation I have is that, unconsciously, I knew that I was able to embroider, I just had to wait for right the time. And the greatest inspiration came from two blogs, Squirrel Picnic and Beastie Blog, run by two great girls!!! Thank you,dear ladies, for sharing your work! You rock!!

Now I can’t wait to embroider more!

Oh,I almost forgot,except the stuffing, my key ring has some dries lavander flowers to give it a unique scent… This is a gift and I do hope that the recipient will love it since it was she and her work who made me wish to try something new….

Love

xxx

Tajana