Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A girly request

Remember in my previous post I mentioned that I had been asked to create a girly version of a previous project?  Well, I can finally reveal that the project was my Little Artists Case (the original was rather boyish) and my customer requested a more girly version for her nieces 6th birthday. 

I also showed you some of the fabrics I picked out for it, well, in the end I changed my mind a little, and these are actually the fabrics I used -

I am loving this multi-coloured heart print on the top, it's such a happy looking fabric, and it's nice to have something pretty to look at while you're working away :)

Here is how the finished art case looks -

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I am so pleased with how this turned out!  I love so much about it - the fabrics (of course), the quilting on the cover, the neat little crayon holder, the cute zip pouch at the top, and especially the appliqued letter 'L' on the front cover.  (The initial of the recipient)  I hand sewed the letter to the white circle, then sewed it onto the cover, it has a nice frayed edge, an effect which I really like.  Hopefully it will fray more over time and end up looking even better.

I also got the chance to use one of my home-made labels for the first time.  I sewed this one onto the back cover.

I think it's the perfect finishing touch!

Did you notice the letter 'L' was made out of my recently purchased wool felt?  The squares I bought were only around 11" x 11" so I've really been trying to use them as economically as possible.  I'm still working on the main project using them, but I'm determined to make as much as I can with the left over pieces too. 

Our back door was replaced 18 months ago and up until this week we were still using the key with no key-ring attached!  So....I had the bright idea to make a cute little key ring for it. 

I made this one while I was sat watching tv last night.  It turned out OK I think...?  I may make a few more variations of key rings for the craft fair.  I am going on holiday in a couple of weeks and will save up some hand sewing projects like this so that I can still make things while I'm away as I'll have plenty of time in the evenings.

I'll be linking this post up to -

Todays Creative Blog Sew Happy Geek Stinkin Cute Thursday Button Somewhat Simple


  1. Love that art case..such a smart idea!

    Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  2. It turned out lovely. What a great project. And I'm sure any little girl would find that fabric fun too!

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Your labels look great! Yeah, I thought the ironing was a little tricky too. I thought the longer I left it on, the better they would look but it was just the opposite.

    A Winding Road

  4. so cute!

    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  5. What a cute idea!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  6. It is not cute work, but it is super cute. I found your weblog web site on google and test a few of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the very good operate.

  7. These are great designs :D especially hard when working on some of the smaller items. I think my kids would love some of your designs (if they do Ill point my wife to this page!) above really cute!


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