Some gorgeous fabric. Clare was spot on with her choices...
Some of Clares lovely handmade cards. I've decided to save two to frame and will use the other two (but only to special friends!)
A lovely little lavender heart which has been claimed by Izzy
A little bits and bobs box (how cute is that?) with some more little scrabble tiles, some buttons and a little bracelet kit.
plus did i mention this beautiful ribbon??
All topped off with another lovely cupcake card and some of Clare's new Moo business cards (I have serious Moo card envy. They are lovely!)
I was seriously inspired by my new stash of goodies so a big thanks to both Clare and Helen.
Motivated by my new fabric I finally got round to making Izzy a sunglasses case and purse for the holidays using Clare's lovely pink polka dot fabric as the lining. The purse was easy enough - I think I've cracked purses with linings now but the sunglass case was a bit of a nightmare. I wanted a little strap with poppers that Izzy could use to attach the case to her jeans or to a bag if she wanted. My sewing machine really struggles when I try and sew any thin straps though. It just won't feed the fabric through properly. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? I eventually got it to work down the length of the strap but when i tried to do the short ends it just wasn't having it. I ended up
bodging finishing it by hand. I wouldn't mind but this is a fairly expensive sewing machine and it should be able to handle thin straps surely?. I remember having the same problem when I tried to make a dress for Izzy last year. Any advice? Anyway here are the finished items...
and a lovely photo of Sam just because he is so cute at the moment