Sunday, 26 April 2015

Handmade Purse - Kirstie Allsopp Coin Purse Kit

Hi All

A sewing make this time.

I had a Kirstie Allsopp kit bought as a present for me and so made it my make for today :)

Here's the lining, already to sew. (I did actually press it first - not as it looks here).  The main fabric which is the outside has iron-on interfacing applied, before it is stitched.

And now the main outside layer (shown inside out)  with the 'sugar bottom' made to give it a gussett.

The outer layer is placed inside the lining, stitched all around accept for approximately 4cm, which allows for the turn through.   The clasp is added by basting across the frame and into the fabric, this is worth doing to ensure that the purse is sewn evenly into the frame.  Running stitch is sewn through the holes of the frame and on reaching the end on one side you reverse the running stitch which forms like a back stitch and a strong attachment of fabric to the frame. You then complete the otherside of the frame in the same way.

And there you have a completed purse.
With contrasting lining.

Although this purse is called a coin purse, it is actually a good size and I'm going to use it as a make-up bag for my handbag. Enjoyed this little make.

Thanks for dropping by - Happy Crafting :)

Friday, 10 April 2015

Stitched Hearts - Red Work

Hi All

Had a change and did a little stitching.

I made some felt white hearts which I blanket stitched and stuffed with toy filler and then I  embroidered the fronts with designs I made up using various embroidery stitches.  I used Cotton a Broder thread in a deep red, which is beautiful for embroidery.  

Hope you like them :)

Best wishes

KazBee xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

WOW - I'm a Design Team Member for Hunkydory

Oh my stars, I'm chuffed to bits and fit to burst.  I've been selected to be a member of Hunkydory's Design Team and I can't wait to start.

I love the quality of Hunkydory's paper and cardstock, especially the adorable scorable card which does not crack on folding and I have used their products for many years, always being pleased with the quality and results. You can see through many of my past posts some of their products over the years.

I can't wait to start to get crafting and sharing with you my makes.

Crafty hugs

KazBee xxx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Happy April Everyone

 Home grown flowers

Hope you like these cards, made with my own original photography and home grown rose!!!!!

It's a grey day but it's sunny in my heart, cant wait to get crafting again this morning.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter time xxxx