Hello, dear readers! I am happy to report that I have pictures of crafty projects to share with you today. This winter/spring I have been busy with an assortment of fun little crafts. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave a comment, it would be fantastic to get some crafty discussion going. On to the crafts!
First up is my Doctor Who purse. I used fabric from Spoonflower.com as well as bits and bobs from my stash to make this purse. This purse is really special to me because it represents my return to sewing following a health-inspired hiatus. It’s not perfect but I will never ever tell why. I made it to wear to the screening of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. It felt amazing to walk into a show I had been looking forward to for months wearing a bag I had made after weeks and weeks of being unable to craft. It felt really, really great to be back at the pedal of my Husquvarna again. I will always cherish this bag.
Doctor Who purse made and designed by E.A. Schneider
I used glow in the dark thread to outline quilt the swirls and the TARDIS on the front. It is subtle but fun.
Back of the Doctor Who purse made and designed by E.A. Schneider
The variegated fabric I used gives the illusion of more piecing than I actually did. I love it when I can do that! Mwahahahaha!
Hey look! It’s bigger on the inside of the Doctor Who purse! (Not really, but the universe fabric does give a nice illusion, doesn’t it?)
In this picture you can see the pocket I sewed for emergency hand sanitizer (holding actual sanitizer no less!) nestled underneath a galaxy. I used a snap clasp to close the purse. You can also see the brass ring, towards the left of the picture, that secures the strap to the bag body.
Matching potholders by E.A. Schneider
Above you can see a set of matching potholders I made for a favorite person. These are hopefully industrial strength since I used two layers of pre-quilted fabric as well as special insulated batting. No burns on my watch!
Fishing scarf by E.A. Schneider
Another couple favorite people got fleece scarves from me this year. Long time pond visitors might remember that I like to make these scarves a lot. I forgot to take pictures of a cute one I made with turtle fabric but I get pictures of the fun fishing themed one I made above.
Tea wallets with vintage buttons by E.A. Schneider
Tea wallets! I love making these tea wallets. I used a tutorial from here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403079.0#axzz2clJOep3z
I can make them in under two hours, use up small pieces of fabric, and customize them with vintage buttons. It is a great gift project that is perfect for two of my very favorite people.
Inside of the tea wallets by E.A. Schneider
Finally, I will leave you with a sneak peek at another project I’m working on. Hopefully I’ll be back at the pond soon with pictures of the completed project.
I see amazing border fabric! Is that, perchance, a quillow? Yes, dear readers, it is.
Thanks for joining me here at the pond!