12 December, 2019

Pin cushion for Joe

A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
I just finished sewing this cute little pincushion. I made it for Joe for his upcoming 9th birthday this weekend.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The fabric is all scrappy fabric from my stash, the zip, well, I think I used the wrong size but it still worked out ok.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
It didn't take very long to make, I finished it in a couple of days but I was doing a bit here & there but if you just sat down to make it, you could definitely whip this up in just one day.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The cute little birdie thingy inside the pouch is actually a needle threader & thread cutter. You lift the beak up to thread the needle and the cutter is just there on it's back.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The pattern is this one. It's a fun, easy to make gift idea and is perfect for scraps.
I'll be making one or two for myself as I think they'll be handy for knitting/crochet stitch markers.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
I've also bought myself a second pattern from the designer, this one as I thought I could make ones for the kids next year for their new school year/classes.
I really hope Joe loves it, if not, I'll happily steal it off of him!
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.

    
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09 December, 2019

Rip it, rip it real good wall hanging

A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
My newest finish is this super cute wall hanging and seeing as how I often use my seam ripper more than I use my actual sewing machine, I feel it's very apt!
A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
Pattern is this one.
Yes, it was fun & easy to make!  You've got to make it for yourself or for as a gift.
A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
I had fun doing crappy stitches for the bit that needed ripping, it felt so good to actually be able to stuff up!  ...this wasn't actually part of the patter, I just felt that it fitted well with the them.

I used 99.9% Tula Pink fabric, the only bit I didn't was the binding - that was just something that I found in my stash that suited the colours. Yes, even the backing fabric is a Tula Pink solid!
A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
I have one major question with it, should I turn it into a clock?  That would mean I would need to actually poke a hole right in the middle of the wall hanging so I could attach the clock fittings. I just can't decide if a) it would look good as a clock and b) if I really want to put a hole in the center of all that hard work.
Tell me in the comments below what you think I should do with it - clock it or leave it?

My next project is to make some of these fabric baskets and to also make some notebook covers for the kids for Christmas.


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04 December, 2019

Howl

What to you get when you knit a cowl into a hat? A Howl!  Knitted by CraftyRie. Yarn is Yarnotion.
It's summer here in Australia but this is me today: I'm wearing my thick raincoat & beanie. Brr, it's super cold, we've had the heater on every day!

What to you get when you knit a cowl into a hat? A Howl!  Knitted by CraftyRie. Yarn is Yarnotion.
So I thought it was time that I showed you the hat/cowl combo that I made. I actually finished knitting this last year but didn't have a chance to wear it. This winter, I wore it a lot and I really like the floppy hat and the cowl that I can keep loose or wind around me on those bitter cold days.

What to you get when you knit a cowl into a hat? A Howl!  Knitted by CraftyRie. Yarn is Yarnotion.
Pattern is this one, it was easy to follow and I ended up adding a extra width to my cowl.
Yarn was dyed by me and I dyed lots, so I'll probably end up stocking it in my Etsy store soon.

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29 November, 2019

The Most Gorgeous Advent Calendar

 A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
Ooh, I'm totally in love with my most recent sewing project, this gorgeous Advent Calendar!
Do you like it too?
The kids are super in love with it, even before I put the lollies in it!
A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
I asked Joe if he wanted me to embroider his birthday onto the fifteenth but he declined, stating that this was for Christmas not his birthday. His little sister still needs help figuring out when her big bro's birthday is, so we have popped a pompom hair clip (that she made) onto Joe's birthday.

A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
I made it from a kit that I purchased years ago but cannot find any information for it but it's basically just a big square of fabric with lots of little squares for the days and it's been screen printed BUT you could embroider, applique felt dates or if you had one of these nifty machines then you could add even prettier dates onto it.
A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
The fabric is what makes it extra special, so if you are wanting that special touch then try some of this gorgeous fabric. For the backing/binding/tabs, I used leftover fabric from this quilt that I made.
A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
So there's still time to hit your stash & quickly sew one up and also, it would make the perfect gift too.
   
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27 November, 2019

Tubbie tub tub

A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
Cuteness alert!
I just finished this little tub. It's super cute and dinky as I made the smallest size. I plan on using it for bits & bobs next to my crafty space.
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
The pattern is this one... and you should totally get it as it's such a fun and super easy pattern.
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
The pattern doesn't actually have a handle but I had a small offcut that I finished with binding and was going to use as a bookmark until Delaney saw it and said "No Mumma, look you made a handle" .. and yep, she was totally right, it was meant to be a handle, so it now does!
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
I also quilted the base as I was on a roll with the quilting!
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.


   

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19 November, 2019

The best gift idea: The Juniper Basket

 A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
 I'm just a little bit in love with what my 6yo daughter & I just finished sewing today!
A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
The basket was such an easy sew (really simple, just rectangles) and we adapted it to fit our needs by skipping the front pocket and adding a cute motif to the front instead.
A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
Delaney drew the picture herself, see image above and then sat & chose what fabrics she wanted to for the person (her teacher). I then traced the image onto the fabric and she wrote directly onto the fabric using a frixion pen which I sewed directly over. In case you're not fluent in 5/6 yo handwriting, I'll translate for you....
A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
It says::::   To Miss Pearson from Delaney 2019
A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
My lil girl is totally in smitten with the basket she made and I sure hope that her teacher will love it too and as always, my kids have requested a basket each and I think I'll make myself a couple as well.
A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
Pattern: The Juniper Basket I made the smaller size
Fabrics: outer & scraps from my stash and the top & handles was this linen.
A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com
So tell me , if you were a Primary School teacher, teaching Prep, 
would you like this bag or is .. bad, too much or you'd really rather just a Tea hamper?!A fun, quirky, easy to sew Juniper Basket by CraftyRie.com

   

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13 November, 2019

The Makers Holiday Gift Guide

It's that busy time of year for us Makers, the time where we click our knitting needles faster, put the pedal to the floor on our sewing machine, hear the snip snip of scissors and the glide of glue even more. It's time to start your gift making for the upcoming gift season!  ..and yes, I say gift season rather than just Christmas as it's also birthday time in our house and the end of the school year, so I'll be making 'Teachers Gifts' and then also, of course, Christmas gifts.           (aff links below)

So, what can we make that's easy, fun and will be loved by the recipients?  Here are some of the patterns that I've purchased & some more ideas to inspire you.

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As a Teachers Gift, I'll be making this cute Juniper Basket by Sotak as I know that Delaney's teacher loves to craft.
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This is a fun Origami style Bento Bag pattern by Indigo Bird Design, it's great value for money and it'd be a useful gift for everyone plus it looks super easy to make.

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I'm going to make the kids some of these Tubs by Rosie Taylor Crafts as I think they are super cute and it'll be great for their crafty stuff or even barbie dolls!

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If you like a bit of a challenge, then this Honeycomb Basket pattern from Love From Beth looks super fab and the designer also has a great hamper basket pattern too which would be great if you're planning on baking some goods to give as well.

If you love to make stuff and have someone that's a bit sweary that it is hard to buy for then you've got to check out this pattern ... I'm not going to add a piccie of it here because it really is a sweary thing and I don't want the more delicate readers to be insulted by the words!

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If you have a shark lover in your house or even a teenage boy that's hard to buy for then you might like to make this fun Shark Cushion by SpinaYarnStudio.

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This Mouse Book Shop by Noiland is on my making list as it's absolutely adorable and I know both my kids will love it.
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If you have crafty friends or family and you don't know what to make for them, then you can't go past these Tiny Tin Rooms by Tea Rose Company. They are possibly the sweetest things that you'll ever see!

If you're after more ideas then have you checked out the Etsy Gift Guides? Amongst the guides, my favourite one is the Personalised guide as I think it's always super special if you can add that extra touch to gifts.

I hope you have fun making and giving as it's my favourite time of year.   
Share in the comments the links to your favourite pattern or maker as I'd love to see what interests you!

   
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