11.12.2007

Avoiding the inevitable


I should be busy making Christmas cards in order to get them posted on time, instead I'm posting about things I've been doing instead. To be exact I haven't finished or even started one single Christmas card. So if you have used to get a card from us this might be the first year when it doesn't happen.

Because I'm pretty sure Leevi doesn't read my blog, I can show you the tote I sew for him. I'm hoping to make a couple more of these for other kids on my list. Elsi's tote is the original, which I made last year. Elsi's tote has a lining, but the other one doesn't. The flax I used, is sturdy enough without lining and naturally easier to sew without.



The tote was on the list for Christmas, so that doesn't count as avoiding card making. But the apron I sew for Elsi was just for the fun of making it. I had an opportunity to use my bias tape maker for the first time and it was sooooo good and practical. So definitely a good buy. I hand-stitched the reindeer on the front to brighten my rather dark choice of fabrics. This fabric is the same flax as in the tote above. It's so nice fabric to work with that I decided to try it on children's clothing. Let's see how it will survive the stains and strains of every-day life with a three-year-old.


7 kommenttia:

http://ravenhill.typepad.com/weblog kirjoitti...

The reindeer is a stroke of genius! He is adorable! I just made and sent off a sturdy tote bag to my dad which looks so much like yours, but without the picture on the front. I like the pictures.

violet kirjoitti...

Hieno hieno essu!

Ilona kirjoitti...

Kiitos vierailusta minun blogissani! Nyt vastavierailulla.
Täällä on kaunista, tulen toistekin.

Merruli kirjoitti...

Ravenhill: Thanks again! I have to admit I really like this reindeer aswell, which is mostly not the case with my sketches. Hopefully, you'll have some photos of your hand-made presents to share after Christmas, because I'd like to see more of your work.

Violet: Kiitoksia!

Ilona: Mukavaa, että tulit käymään!

Matroskin kirjoitti...

Ihania kasseja! Essukin on soma.

Iiriskukka kirjoitti...

Ihania ompeluksia!Tuo essumekko on syötävänsuloinen!Tulen kurkkimaan uudelleen:)

Merruli kirjoitti...

Matroskin ja Iiriskukka: Kiitokset teille!