Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Eye, eye...

Well, the boys have gone up to London for the day and I have the house to myself for the first time in what seems like a long time, I'm hoping they are not getting too wet as it's raining, pouring here on the South Coast.
I thought I'd take the opportunity to have another go at some sewing after my failed attempt on Sunday.
This is what I made,
a glasses case
Unfortunately, I forgot it had wadding in (I know...!) so I ironed it and flattened it, because of that it also ended up a little misshapen.
I stamped the image onto the fabric (pale grey linen/cotton mix), made sure it was waterproof and then finished with a mother of pearl button on the front and a vintage button on the back. It's lined with a limited edition Liberty print that I got from the V and A a couple of years ago.
In November I will be selling at my first craft fair, glasses cases were one of the things I thought I'd make. I won't be selling this one though - too wonky and too flat!
Apart from that I'm happy to be able to combine some of my crafty loves - sewing, stamping, mother of pearl and vintage buttons.
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  1. That's really cute - but you're being a bit harsh on yourself, it looks good to me! It is quite hard getting corners exactly so when you're turning three layers of fabric. I do tend to clip corners and seams whenever I can.
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my post btw :)
    Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

  2. Love your gorgeous glasses case!
    Seaside Girl x

  3. What a pretty case and a great way to use out stamps too. Have a lovely day.

  4. Oooooh! That's so pretty! I love the 2 buttons - and the idea of stamping on fabrics is something I really must try one day.....
    Well done you!

  5. I love this :) You should definitely do more printing on fabric, it works really well!


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