Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Pyramid Pouch

Just a quick post to show you this little pouch I made for my sister: it is a pyramid pouch made with a Michelle patern (before known as a Keyka Lou). Initially I wanted it to be a flowery pouch and use the spotted fabric for the linning. However, I find the spotted one so nice that I thought it deserved to be seen, so I used for the flap. I was not sure it I did right, but it could be unsewn and re-sew the flap the other way in case my sister did not like this way. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Project Done!

You might remember this post about paper piecing technique I posted last year. I have had this unfinished project on my working chair for months without knowing what to make with it very well. I used to take it away everytime I sat down; so, eventually I thought the perfect place for this project was where it usually was.
So, I took this obsolete (and ugly) cushion cover off...

I recycled the zip and added a back...

and here is my new cushion cover!

I have already mentioned about the dark nook where my sewing machine is and how much I wish to have a bright and handier place to keep all my crafty stuff. For the time being, nothing has changed, except my new cushion cover, of course!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


When I was a child my dad used to tell me I was found in a rubbish bin because I was just curious about what people threw away; in case there was any kind of "treasure" for me. I have not lost that curiosity, and I still enjoy finding things that are useless for others and convenient for me.

Otherwise, look at these little baskets I found yesterday on a rubbish bin. Please, do not misunderstand me; I am not saying that I enjoy looking in the bins (that is a bit disgusting). People like me have a method: every time we throw something away and think it could be useful for somebody else, we do not put it just in the bin, but on it or in a strategic place near the bins, that people could easily see it and take it if they want to. Obviously I gave them a deep wash before putting my fabric in. For the littlest white one I also want to make a kind of inner fabric bag.

I follow some American and Canadian bloggers and I really enjoy those posts in which they find lovely pieces of furniture, clothes, haberdashery items, etc. for ridiculous prices.In my city there are not many second hand shops, and I do not think the prices of the few of them we have, are real bargains. That is why I love those charity shops in England and needless to say the yard sales in the States and Canada...

By the way, if you think your children may have this kind of "curiosity" do not tell them what my dad used to tell me: I had a kind of trauma suspecting they really found me in a rubbish bin and was adopted.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Fabric Bundle

On my last trip to London my host had put this fabric bundle on my guest pillow, isn't it nice?. These eight fat quarters are adodable and I think Michelle or Ayumill's patterns are perfect for them. Suggestions are admitted anyway. For the time being, I have just hand-washed them and are being dried by the bursting sun of Madrid, so by the time I finish this post they will be completely dried.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Travelling Pouches

Last May we went for a stroll and came across a lovely craft market: there weren't many stands but enough to brighten my day up.
I said to myself not to get more fabrics, but how could I resist to this pretty world-map fabric? I had seen similar fabrics in other blogs and websites and always loved all the projects made with it.

I could not resist to these super cute labels either...

For the inner and the pockets I also used some ikea fabric I had spare from these cushions I made last year.

I almost forgot to mention about the pattern: I did not use any. I made my own measures and watched this tutorial from PeSeta (an atelier-shop in Madrid I discovered a few months ago). Hope you find it useful!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Sunglasses Case

I have been on holiday for just 4 days and must say I feel like a different person. This school year really has been profesionally enriching, but tremendously busy and hard as well. I was just looking forward to disconnecting and relaxing myself. 
Even though I had to attend a couple of meeting and help my brother to enroll in a new school, I managed to spend a few mornings making some sewing stuff and trying to become familiar with my new laptop (the old one died, RIP)
Well, first of all I made a list of the things I had, in some ways, pending to sew. This list has 10 sewing  projects I want to make before summer finishes. I dusted off my sewing machine, took my fabrics out, (I did not even remember I had some of them, which was a nice surprise, by the way), and browsed my books, patterns and the blogosphere to get my sewing skills unrusty . In the process I came across my sunglasses I thought I lost. These are not a big deal and are not very good quality either, however they deserved a nice case they did not have so far. 
So, I added a new item in my list and started with it. Here is the result: