Saturday, 27 October 2012

Vintage inspired Apron Last year I did a sneeky course on printing, I enjoyed it alot. We took things like that funky foam (that you never know what to do with) and made printing blocks with it. It was a 50s-60s inspired course, hence all the flowery poweryness.
The thing is you can print with almost anything, some people printed with bubble wrap and bottle lids, while other used lino to carve their own. We had to design the fabric ourselves and make it into some vintage inspired item. I thought my naturally lent itself to an apron and volia! ( and lot of hours of working out how an apron should look and it was make).
I added extra non vintage items, because its my apron and I can what I want, so there :-P I made a flower and pocket with a printed pear detail. In all very please with the out come, I still hope to line the back as it looks a little less professional than I hoped.
I hope you are inspired to have ago, it is great fun. Sus x

Friday, 10 February 2012

Husbee has got a brand new Kindle cover

Hello, I have been sooooo busy that it has been ages since my last blog :-(

I thought you might like to see the kindle cover I made Husbee for his birthday. It didn't cost me a penny (which could sound stingey or thifty), but it did take a long time to make. All the materials I had or was given. Even the card that forms the cover was from packaging from our new sofa.

Inside the cover there is a pocket that a phone can be put and the kindle nests neatly to the right, snug as a bug.

I designed the cover so it can be folded back on itself and this forms a stand, in doing so the Kindle can be read hands free. This allows Husbee to use his hands for putting chocolates in his or my mouth :-)

I Sewed a pocket all along the front and back of the cover so that cables, phones or sweets can be kept close to hand.

Although there are many designs on the web for such a cover, in the end I designed my own and after weeks of work and much head scratching it was finished, Hurray!

Enjoy Sus x