Thursday, January 2, 2014

Five Little Makes

The first thing on my 2014 list of 'Nice Things for Me to Do' wasn't to go anywhere but was to have some sewing/making days at home.

First of all I made a pincushion.

I'd made Fran one for Christmas but couldn't blog about it before Christmas for obvious reasons! They involve a bottle lid (for the base), pretty cotton fabric, cotton velvet, ric-rac and emery grit.

This is the one I made for Fran.

Then I made a necklace from a glass tile, fabric and some velvet ribbon.

I think I'll make some more of these in different colours as they're really easy and effective.

Next I made a new case for my work phone as I managed to lose the previous one a few weeks ago during a muddle of phones ringing, loading the boot and getting into the car!

And finally, today, I made a new case for my glasses as the hinge had gone on the old one.

It has a stripy bottom, is slightly stiffened and has a co-ordinating lining, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. 

I've had a lovely few days, even though I did make a bit of a mess!


Jo said...

Such lovely makes. It's nice to have some guilt free time to yourself to do the things you enjoy.

elaine said...

How lovely - I do wish I was clever with my hands - handmade gifts are always rather special.

Gina said...

That sounds like a lovely few days... with some super results

HazelxJoy said...

Oh these are all lovely! What a super way to spend a day. Must get my seeing machine serviced soon so I can start using it again - you've inspired me.

millefeuilles said...

They are all so pretty! I sometimes find small projects are the best to make.

Happy New Year to you! May 2014 be filled with creativity, peace and joy.


Toffeeapple said...

What lovely things, especially the glasses case.