Finally some crafts from my list to show off. Still have more to do before Easter, but at least these are complete and ready to share.
I bought this pretty off-white floral print fabric for a particular project and I thought it would be great to use some of it for a small simple purse too. One that I could wear with tons of different outfits instead of just that particular project.
I made this bag roughly based on this easy messenger bag tutorial, just with a few little touches. It came out ok, except I think I goofed a little on the edges where the strap is attached. The strap by the way is made by twisting together four strands of ribbon into a cord. I learned how to do it when I was about 10 years old.
The purse is nicely trimmed with cream colored lace. I bought the lace years ago at SAS for $1 and have used it in tons of projects since. I think it look great with this fabric. The funny thing about the fabric is that when I got it home I realized I already had the exact same fabric in white instead of off-white. I bought the white at Wal-mart and used it to make a dress (see Time for Some Catching Up).
The cute lace rosette on the flap is actually a pin. I thought it would nice to be able to swap it out with other pins and broaches to make it easier to match different outfits.
Speaking of other pins and broaches, I whipped up these four. The two on the left are made from lace and fabric yo-yos with some ribbon bows. The ones on the right are just bows made from wider ribbons with pin backs sewn on. Simple yet effective.
I also whipped up these simple hair clips using more lace rosettes with more of that cream colored lace.
I just used hot glue to attach the rosettes to some clips. I covered the clips with some ribbon first to make them look better, plus it helps the rosettes stay on better too.
The beauty of these simple clips is that I can dress them up a bit if I want to by adding some of the pins. See how well they look with the red ribbon pins?
Here’s the updated list:
hair accessories small bag pins
- doll clothes
Three down, four more to go. The next project will be up in a couple of days, but here’s a little sneak peek.
Some lovely red floral fabric trimmed with lace and more red ribbon. Still sewing down the ribbon by hand. But what is it that I’m trimming?
And here is a panel of fabric embellished with pin tucks and lace. Now where is this going? You will find out soon. Look forward to it.