Thursday, 28 June 2012

Whats black and white and red all over?

This 241 tote!

My favourite colour is red and I love, love, love red thread.




This bag was another item on my Finish - a - long list. Glad to have it ticked off :-)

Now I am off to enjoy a weekend in Portsmouth for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Will be back on Tuesday! I hope it is lovely and sunny!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Keyka Lou Pouches

Bear with me on this one. I made 6 of these pouches (18 photos but those were mainly for the webstore) so this may be picture heavy.







I was talking to Katy - The Littlest Thistle  on Thursday about the fact that I make a lot of things in one go (see previous post about jewellery rolls). I know that crafter etiquette probably dictates that things should be made one at a time and creating a "production line" of items is taking away from its uniqueness. However, I find that I work best this way. I have an AWFUL attention span and level of procastination. I can really struggle with that aspect of my personality. I find it easier for me to cut the fabric for many items at one time and then do a part of the construction on each piece at a time. I think if I didn't do it this way, I would probably only make one of anything because my attention level would drop after the first completed item.

What about you? Do you work better making one item at a time and then repeating it or "production line" style like I do?

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Last 4 Jewellery Rolls

When I say last 4 jewellery rolls, I don't mean ever. I have named them as such because about 8-10 months I cut out about 12-15 of these and piled them up. I did a lot of them last quarter and these 4 were the last of the pile to get done. As such, these were another item on my Finish - a - Long list because I was sick of staring at them in my WIP tub. SAM_0298 SAM_0297 I took these side by side as proof that I did make all four so it didnt seem like I was pretending to have made 4 but really made 2 :-p SAM_0296 SAM_0295 These beauties really are so versatile. The top pocket is long and has 3 ribbons inside to put necklaces on so they can hand down, meaning less likelihood of the necklaces tangling. Add to that there is a ring holder and second pocket at the bottom means a lot of jewellery can be held in this.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012

FAL Catch up

There's only 2 weeks left in the current quarter of Rhonda's Finish - a - long .

Let's see how I am getting along:

1. Skirt Bags (a MUST finish)
2. The rest of the Jewellery Rolls - finished (still to blog)
5. The cross-stitch. It will probably take like half an hour so just do it already.
6. 241 tote - finished (still to blog)
7. Pencil Rolls
8. Keyka Lou Pouches - Large ones blogged, small ones still to be posted.
10. Hungry Caterpillar Pouches - finished (still to blog)

I have done quite well this quarter. I pledged an ambitious list but it was all finished pretty quickly. The last week of May was super productive for me as I sewed with every spare minute for 10 days. That was mostly because I was getting ready for a fair but it was also great to get a lot of things done. I just need to get things photographed in order to blog them. 

The skirt bags are now priority. I will be working on them this week as I am putting together a tutorial on them.

How are you all getting on with your lists?