Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope you all have a truly wonderful 2009 that brings you everything you could wish for :o)!!
Happy new year ....... and good health and happiness to you and yours :o).
See you in 2009!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Pin the zipper piece to the top of the bag, raw edges together. You will have about 1" overhang at each end.
Almost done now :o) ...........Trim the bottom end of the zipper so that you have a nice straight edge to sew the binding onto.Sew the binding on, raw edges together, as shown in the pic above. Mitre the corners as you go around the bottom of the zipper.Sew it around both sides and the bottom end of the zipper, leave the top end of the zipper open. Flip the folded edge over the raw edges and stitch the binding down using a blind stitch.Cut a 6 1/2" strip from the leftover binding and fold the top edge over 1/4" and press.then fold this piece in half, right sides together and sew along the one side and across the top. Trim off the top 2 corner pieces, turn inside out and press. Undo the zipper a little bit and slip the little sleeve over the open ends of the zipper. Pin in place and stitch on. Your little toiletries bag is now complete!!!!
I'd really love to see any of these little bags that you might make so please send me a link if you post a piccy on your blog, I can then post a list of links on my sidebar so that others can see what you've made too :o). Please feel free to pass the link to this tutorial on to your friends too.
I'm looking forward to seeing your handiwork!!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
DD2 and I have been busy in the kitchen the past few days. We've finally got the Christmas treats all made. Do you love our little mini puddings??? Soooo easy to make :o). We do these every year.We made these yummy shortbread stars .... I have to tell you , these just melt in the mouth - YUMMY!!.... and we made some 'White Christmas' - sorry, I should've taken a piccy of them, and little cherry chocolates. I did the Ice creams today too - I love this recipe, I found it last year and it was a HUGE hit. It's vanilla ice-cream and you mix in chopped red and green licorice, chopped macadamias, shredded coconut and chopped macadamia cookies. It's so delicious :o) you should try it.
More sewing to do now ... and don't worry, the tutorial for the little red bag will be coming very soon, I promise :o). I'll post piccies of MIL's bag as soon as it's done too ..... yep, that's right, I'm still doing it LOL.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Snowman stitchery ....And last but not least this smily chap :o)!!You can imagine how festive Gwen's house looked ........ AND the Christmas tree was covered in snowmen too!!!!
On another subject, I was surprised by how many emails/comments I received about my Mum's little red bag on the last post. I've decided I might do a tutorial on it ... what do you think??
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I've been busy making some rather last minute gifts for Christmas. The first one I finished just the other night and it's a little make-up bag for my Mum ...I can't believe I've even put a zip in it!!! After all of those zipper pouches I've made I think you can see I'm no longer "zipperphobic" :o)!!! I love the fabrics in this and Mum loves red so I'm hoping she'll be pleased with it. I've filled it with nail polishes and nail care products for her for Christmas.
I've also been busy finishing the stitchery to go on the pocket of the bag for my MIL.... Now I just have to make the bag LOL. That's today's job!!! I've done all of this with the help of my little friend Olly ....... here he is overseeing my work LOL. He's so cute :o).
I'm off to make a bag ....................