I’m going to Japan! I’m unbelievably excited, I’ve starred every fabric / wool shop on the map and I’ve even had my camera repaired.
In honour of such a longed-for trip I decided to make myself the perfect travel rucksack.
Here she is:
She’s based on my favourite (bootleg copy) Fjallraven Kanken, but made 1cm deeper to accommodate my reusable water bottle in the side pockets. I also added a little tab on one side to loop the inevitable bag charm through, for when I cave and buy one somewhere (and yes, “somewhere” probably means the Studio Ghibli museum…).
The fabric is from Miss Matatabi – it’s a canvas from Kokka. I love the cherries and cherry blossoms! Very fitting for a trip to Japan. Buckles and snap from Ray-Stitch, webbing from Maculloch & Wallis, lining fabric from The Village Haberdashery. I interfaced all the pieces and also put some fusible wadding in the base to keep my cameras safe. The zips came from somewhere in the US – I was surprised at how hard it was to find a closed end 2-way zip in the UK…
I also made a matching purse and camera strap (pics of the camera strap to follow later…).
It was my stepdad’s birthday last month and I made him a foxy tote for carrying his sketchbooks.
Pattern is self drafted. Outer fabric is Japanese linen-canvas from M is for Make, inner is Cotton + Steel that’s been in my stash so long I can’t remember where it’s from. Base is from a furnishing fabric remnant I got at John Lewis. Strap webbing was left over from this project, and is from Ray-Stitch.
One final bit of Christmas leftovers – I made a Dallas Vintage Duffel from Swoon Patterns and I thought it deserved its own post. God I love this bag.
Might need to make another for myself! I made the medium, and it’s just perfect.
Foxy fabric from M is for Make.
Too many photos for one post! Here are the rest.
So now that it’s March 2017 I should probably have already posted about all the crafting that kept me occupied up to Christmas. Last year I did individual posts for each item (!). This year it’s too high a hurdle for me, as evidenced by my already infrequent blogging.
En bref, Christmas 2016:
- 1 duffel bag
- 2 baable hats
- 8 zip pouches
- 1 fleecy bonnet
- 1 fleecy raccoon gilet
- 2 eye patches
- 2 scrunchies
- 1 knitted scarf
- 1 lavender sachet
- 1 tote bag
Here are some pictures:
I have all these grand ideas for making quilts (and a ridiculous hoard of fabric for it) but until now I’ve never even pieced triangles.
I made this pouch for a colleague. You can see my piecing is pretty dreadful, but you’ve got to start somewhere and I rather like the result.
It was my step dad’s birthday recently so I made him a wallet.
I’m still very much in love with my Nani Iro Clear Heart canvas, which regular readers may be getting a bit bored of (see here and here).
I roughly followed the tutorial here to make this, with some modifications to the fastening.
Putting on hammer-in snaps was a first for me – I love them!