Do It Yourself

Craft it, craft it good!

8 miles later!

8 miles later!

After the most amazing weekend, Sunday Funday with WareBear, and a stressful day at work….

I needed to come home and relax.

Scratch that – I deserved to come home and relax.

I have a sweet co-worker that mentioned a project she wanted me to complete for a friend of hers. During the stressful day, I did have some amazing co-workers that kept me grounded – so what better way to spend my evening than making a quick craft project.

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WareBear poured my glass of moscato and I drew up my pattern from what I needed to work with.

An hour later…it was done. Since completing it, I really wish I would’ve taken step by step pictures of the project. You see they are both into crocheting blankets for the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, which has a soft spot in my heart. My co-worker has the most nifty little carrying case for all of her crochet needles, which is where Indigo LaRue and myself make our appearance.

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B’s Carrying Case

Yesterday, she just happened to have that nifty carrying case and I asked her let me take it home to see what I could come up with.

B was very specific regarding her friend’s taste in colors – jewel tones and purple is her favorite color. My fabric stash is extremely bountiful and I knew exactly what fabric I was going to use. It originally was suppose to be for throw pillows, but I couldn’t think of a better project to use this amazing fabric for (fyi: I still have plenty left for pillows). While cutting the pattern, I allowed for a 1/4 to 1/2 seam allowance depending how how much I deemed I would need. I went with the 1/4 seam allowance.

Instead of using the same fabric for the tie, I went with a bright aqua glitter fabric to make it pop. I’m obsessed with glitter, so this naturally was an easy decision for me. Piecing it together was a cinch, the only thing I would’ve changed was actually sewing the tie on before I pieced the two main parts together.

So I give you the finished product!

T's Carrying Case

T’s Carrying Case

I’m taking it to the office tomorrow to hand over to B. It was suppose to be a Christmas gift, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I just hope that she likes it!

Project Highlights:

Less than half a yard of fabric used.

No pattern – simple enough to just eye ball what you are looking to incorporate.

Nine sewing needle compartments – one is about 3 inches, while the rest are spaced 1 and a half inches wide.

Definitely sew the tie on before piecing the entire carrier together.

Total time for project (including drawing pattern, cutting, and labor) – about an hour….if I wouldn’t have been watching Homeland while completing it, 25 minutes.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Belinda

    It is amazing! I was so excited when you handed this little jewel over. You pounded out another amazing craft girl!

    July 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm
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