Friday, August 24, 2012

Make-up Brush Roll

I made this to go along with my Travel Jewelry Bag. I matched the outside fabrics on both the bag and the roll, so that it looks like a set. I used pink flannel for the inside because it is super soft, and I like the feel of it. I found the pattern here.

Travel Jewelry Bag

 I am going to my Mom's Wedding in a few days and I wanted to make something that could hold my jewelry. I found this cute pattern, and went to town. This is definitely an intermediate sewing pattern. Some of the steps are a tad difficult. The end result is worth every bit of time it took to finish it. Just look how cute!

Sewing Machine Cover and Foot Pedal Bag

I really like the fabric choices I made, the fabric is pretty and it was nice to work with. This was really easy to make, it just takes some time to quilt the pieces for the cover. I found this pattern if you're interested.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crochet Hook Roll

I made this for my hubby to go with the Crochet Project Bag above. Sew easy, and it turned out great. I highly recommend it for all crocheters out there. The directions say it takes 10 minutes, but I'd say it's more like 30. If you're so inclined, go here for the pattern.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Zakka Sewing Kit

I wanted a super cute sewing kit to have on hand, so I made this cutie! This is a Zakka Style Sewing Kit.

Zakka (from the Japanese 'zak-ka'(雑貨)or 'many things') is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance. It is often based on household items from the West that are regarded as kitsch in their countries of origin, but it can also be Japanese goods, mainly from the fifties, sixties, and seventies. In Japan there are also so-called Asian zakka stores; that usually refers to Southeast Asia. The interest in Nordic design or Scandinavian design, both contemporary and past, is also part of this zakka movement. Zakka can also be contemporary handicraft.

Zakka has also been described as "the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane". The zakka boom could be recognized as merely another in a series of consumer fads, but it also touches issues of self-expression and spirituality. "Cute, corny and kitschy is not enough. To qualify as a zakka, a product must be attractive, sensitive, and laden with subtext."

I purchased the Kindle version of Zakka Style for this pattern. The book also has 23 other great useful patterns.

This was super fun to make and can be made from scraps, which is great because I had everything on hand for the project. I hope you are inspired to make one for yourself! :)

Purse Organizer

It took me a long time to find a pattern that I really liked for a purse organizer. I found this pattern which is $10. I am pleased with the result, but I don't think the pattern was worth $10. There are pockets on the inside and the outside to organize all of your purse goodies. Hopefully, you can find some inspiration from my organizer and construct one without the pattern. Although, I linked to the pattern by Christie Minchew above if you're interested.

Crochet Project Bag

 l made this for my Husband to store his current crochet projects and crochet hooks. Since this was my first time making this, it took me longer than an hour. Now that I am comfortable with the pattern, I'm sure an hour is more than enough time to complete the bag. When the bag comes together it looks really cool. I got the patchwork fabric at Joann Fabrics. You can buy it by the yard and it is all one consecutive piece. It's a neat way to get the patchwork quilt look without all the hard work. The pattern is not my own, but you can find it here.