Sunday, 25 May 2014

A DIY Catch Up...

jelly roll quilt
terrarium necklace
patchwork skull
monopoly bunting flags
hobbit purse
scrap cards

Today I thought I would share a few snippets of some of the projects I've been working on recently. Although I've really been throwing myself into the whole sewing thing (I even purchased a backpack sewing pattern this week!) I've also found the time to add a few new jewellery pieces to my Etsy store alogside thinking up new textile product ideas for an upcoming relaunch. Here's a few details on the projects shown above...

1. Jelly Roll Quilt Top - although I haven't made a huge amount of progress on my first quilt I did use my Windsor Lane junior jelly roll to have a go at this popular quilt top technique which is both quick and easy to do - perfect for quilting or patchwork beginners!

2. Bottled Terrarium Necklaces - after recently adorning my workspace's windowsill with two DIY terrariums I was inspired to put together this cute new glass bottle necklace design, pairing dried moss with gemstones and faux coal for a wearable terrarium you don't have to water! As of yesterday these are available to buy in my Etsy shop :)

3. Patchwork Wall Hanging - this was the project I had originally planned to share with you today but it still needs a little tweak before I do. One day this week I wanted to get sewing but had no idea what to actually make, so I dug out a potential quilt design I had drawn up earlier in the year and scaled it down and made a quirky wall hanging - I'll share more of this one in a future post!

4. Monopoly Bunting Necklaces - I found these Monopoly notes in an old ice cream tub full of board game bits and pieces and knew they would be perfect for a bunting necklace design! The first one is finished and available to buy from my Etsy store, but as each one is completely unique I'll definitely be making more soon!

5. Hobbit Coin Purse - I made this upcycled piece a few weeks ago and was really pleased with how it turned out. This cute and geeky coin purse was made using paper from an old and falling apart copy of The Hobbit! I'm considering using this upcycle idea for some new shop products - what do you think?

6. More Scrap Cards - I shared a tutorial for these a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying making a few more since then! I love how easy they are to make and how effective the end result is. Plus, the colour and pattern combinations are endless!

What have you been making recently?
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