Kanzashi flowers

I’m making these fun little flowers to pin on a lapel or where ever a bit of whimsy is required. Inspiration and very helpful instructions came from a book called Kanzashi in Bloom by Diane Gilleland. I’m going to be on the hunt now for unusual buttons and fabric with tiny patterns.

Something about bags

I’m in the sewing mood and pulled out a project that I started ages ago and never finished. Love the handles, love the fabric – I just have to figure out how to attach them!

I made this simple butterfly bag to carry my lunch and what have you. I really like how it turned out but it’s it a tad small so it’s on my to do list to make a bigger version.

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Box making

I made this box to hold all of my heirloom sewing and knitting paraphernalia from my Grandmother. I used a metal shear to cut the box pieces so they aren’t perfectly perfect but the marbled paper is really good at camouflaging those kinds of mishaps. The paper I marbled this spring and next time I have a session I should try to make two sheets of each pattern so I have enough to cover larger boxes. This box measures 10.25″ x 7.25″ and I didn’t have enough marbled paper to cover all of the interior so I used some solid paper to complete the centre section. I used a latex based clear coat over the entire box to protect the marbled paper, it gives it a nice sheen.

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