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.


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.


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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