I made a few little bits for my mum to take away with her when she went away last wk. They had to be simple light weight things so i made a passport cover and a travel file to put all her documents in.
I got the pattern for the file from last months SEW magazine and enlarged it slightly. For the Passport case i created a pattern myself and i am really quiet please with the result.
My mum does like her bling, and chose the gold fabric from my local shop last time she came to stay with me. I have already made her a shoulder bag with it. The floral lining is from a set of Ikea pillowcases i bought in a thrift shop for 50p. i love it.
I am considering doing a tutorial for the passport case if anyone would be interested?
I also made her an eye mask so she could try and get some sleep on the plane. It was made with the same gold fabric on the outside but i used a mushroom colour velour on the inside for softness against her eyes. Somehow i managed to delete the pic for it!
Lastly i put together a little photo album for her to take and show off pictures of our little family here in England. It was such a shock to the system finding out how much it costs to get your pictures printed at a store these days! I can't remember the last time i didn't print them myself but i normally just do it onto shiny card stock. I wanted proper photograph paper for these.......£16 for 36 6x4 prints!
After that i decided to buy this cheepo photo album for 99p
and recovered it with some more Ikea fabric, No sewing involved with this but i got to use my glue gun, which is just as much fun.....I do love glue guns!!!
Hope your all enjoying the wonderful sunshine we have been having this weekend. I made my first attempt at Sheering/smocking this afternoon, Ive not finished it off yet though so will have to show and tell next time.
Neilyboy left for Malta today, I have 5wks on my own (i wanted to wait till my mum came back) then he comes back to get us and we all leave in 6 wks...eeeek!
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