So how do you fill the day before you go on holiday?? I found myself whipping up a camera bag. The day before you go on holiday focusses the mind and prioritises the sewing to be completed.. A new case for new camera, what else? Oh yes the sun dress for my daughter that doesn’t quite fit:)!!
I knew that I would inevitable spend the holidays carrying round a bag with drinks for the kids, carrying their jumpers when they didn’t want them, my purse, phone – you get the picture..!
My experience of childrens drink cups leads me to believe that accidents do happen and they can spill.. so I decided I was aiming at protection for my camera so I could place it in the one rucksack with everything else.
I followed this fab tutorial, and tweaked it a little:) It’s two layers of fabric, the outer plus lining, with a layer of wadding inbetween. Using your camera as a template mark out on a piece of fabric, adding an extra 3″ all round. For one side add extra length in order to fold over and fasten with velcro.
I found the case to be a little big, so when I sewed it all together and added the bias binding to cover the raw seam I altered the measurements.
I do love it when a last minute project comes together quickly, especially when it’s from my fabric stash:)
Next up altering my daughters sundress to fit.. I altered the straps from ribbon to cotton, and took the sides in by a couple more inches.
As you can see we had a great holiday:)
I was tempted to purchase this noodlehead pattern, and try to sew one up, but thankfully for all the familys sake reality kicked in re packing suitcases instead!
As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,
I have set myself a challenge, to visit one of the many economy stores that are popping up and to see what supplies I could find.
I think you may be surprised…
Fabric, table runners, t-towels, and of course bed linen. This single duvet cover for £6.99 which is the equivalent of 4 metres of fabric, for the same price I would gain one metre of the equivalent economy fabric in a fabric shop.
Tape, I was looking for parcel tape and double sided tape – have you seen this great tutorial for fabric washi tape, made with double sided tape and fabric scraps? What I found was foam double sided tape – great for mounting:) Plus Pritt stick glue and wallpaper samples, perfect for card making.
Wool – you can never be short of wool:)
Affordable storage for your crafting supplies.
I didn’t find everything I expected to. I guess that is part of economy store shopping.. you never know what they have in stock!
It’s the summer holidays, which means the children have lots more time for playing at home. It has not escaped my daughters attention that she has three baby dolls, one in a supermarket trolly, and one in a pushchair – how is she going to transport baby no three??? A dolls baby sling, what else?!
A quick search of the internet revealed a fab, quick and easy tutorial for a dolls baby sling, coupled with fabric from a recent donation I was set.
Admittedly making the sling did take slightly longer than her expectations of five minutes, but to be fair I was delighted with a twenty minute make:)
As my daughter is older than the average girl requesting a baby sling I made it 3″longer which seems to have worked fine. The eagle eyed amongst you will realise that I probably should consider making some baby clothes!!
Currently the three baby’s are lined up watching the telly, suspect the baby in a sling is not getting a clear view… Not sure it’s missing much!
Hope you are managing to fit some creativity in:) As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,