Sunday, April 7, 2013

Another Aneela Hoey tutorial; the Tissue Box Cover!!

I made this tissue box cover from Aneela Hoey's tutorial found here.  It was another easy to follow pattern!  I really appreciate that!

However, the tissue box size did not coordinate with what is sold here in Oman.  So my friend Jo taught me how to measure (math is not my strong suit!) the tissue box that I actually keep on hand and here it is....further down...


Uki helping me cut the fabric for this project.

She is so much fun to play with!

Here I, uh, WE were marking lines for quilting.

I used one of my favorite tools; the Kwik Klip to baste.

The quilting was fun.  I used one of the kid's yellow watercolor pencils and quilted using almost the same shade of yellow thread.  I see that I did not use the walking foot!  

All done!

The pieces are ready for sewing the binding to the back.

Sewing the binding.

Uki, every step of the way with me!


Wheras the above looks good; it was way too tight across the top and the length was short.  This is the power of photography!  I ripped the ends trying to get it to fit on.



I decided to stipple it all over.  It was looking like a whole lot of pink...

I like my binding clips.

I decided to do some decorative stitching on the binding parts.  I love it!

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

I made a little bag!

Hi!  It's been a little while again but I have made a little bag!

I followed Aneela Hoey's tutorial here.  It was simple and easy to follow.  I had no idea what she was explaining but just followed and it turned out great!  Even the zipper was stellar!

Once I finished it, I showed it to my husband along with the take out menus.  He just looked at me questioningly and I told him that I was at that bag all day and therefore did not cook for him!

I then preceded to put all his Homeopathy meds in it and they fit!  It was darling.  I went on to bed and he came up later and asked me why I took everything out!  I told him that it was very um, feminine!!  He said he did not care!  I posted on FB and got two girlfriends whom wanted me to make one for them.  One gal is leaving so I will do so.  The other is just the nicest woman, so I will as well.  Also, I need to make a manly bag for the man so tomorrow Uki and I will be picking out fabrics from my vast collection and cutting!

Now, on to the photos!

Uki helped me pick out these following fabrics and afterwards took a rewarding bath!!

These were the fabrics that we chose.  They coordinate and my friend gave them to me years ago.  I was really happy to finally use them!

I was this far and took this photo and when I went back into Instagram and FB I realized that my ladies were upside down!  I ripped and fixed that!

This is the final product.  I changed 
Aneela's fabric choices a little and am happy I did.  

Not sure what I will be doing with this bag.  It is currently sitting on my desk!  I will find something to put in it!!

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