New Year, Old Stuff

I have one more piece that I made just before Christmas that I haven’t done anything with yet. I planned it so that the red to purple rainbow stripes in the centre would fit around an A5 notebook, and the stripes at the ends would be the flaps inside. But it didn’t shrink enough for that. And isn’t quite long enough to fit on an A5 ring-binder.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the back side of it

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter the craft fair I made a few more camera cases, it was nice to sit and sew without any pressure of having to get it done by a certain time. These are from a grey merino and grey/pink synthetic fabric nuno piece I made a while ago. Sorry about the odd photos, there’s a weird blue light here today.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are slightly bigger and made from burgundy merino and a kind of tulle synthetic fabric nuno.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI haven’t had chance to do much at all lately, I forgot I’d have to file my tax returns soon, so have been frantically listing, categorising and printing all week. I hope I remember how to do it πŸ™‚
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI thought I’d add a supermacro of locks, just because πŸ™‚

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17 Responses to New Year, Old Stuff

  1. Lyn says:

    I love the ‘just because’ photo.

    How frustrating that you couldn’t use the pretty ‘rainbow’ bit for the notebook, but I’ll bet it gets made into something good very soon.

    Working on more stock while you’re at the craft fair actually increases your ‘real profit’ because attending the fair costs manhours if you just sit there, and it is more pleasurable to sit and sew leisurely.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      I’ll put the rainbow piece in ‘the box’ until I think of the perfect use for it!

  2. ruthlane says:

    I like the back side of the rainbow felt. I’m sure you’ll work out something to cover with it! Nice to be able to relax a little without deadlines although taxes don’t sound like much fun πŸ™‚ I just got all my payroll tax stuff done at the store, what a pain.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      I like the back too, out of all the rainbow pieces I made, the ones with more definite lines like this were my least favourite, I preferred them blended.
      I found out I had the wrong date for the tax, this deadline was for last year’s tax which I did in May πŸ™‚

  3. Marilyn says:

    Taxes are no fun for sure. But all the covers are lovely.I have to try the felted synthetics or even cotton fibers. It’s on my to do list. Good luck organizing for the taxes!

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      Maybe you could do a sample piece with rows of lots of different fibres?

    • Marilyn Nelson says:

      Great idea Zed. I have a bunch of different fabrics to try. I’ve tried making individual samples and end up wondering what to do with them, especially when they don’t turn out. This would be a good way to see how they each react under the same circumstances. And by the way, I love the locks!

  4. Maybe you can line the rainbow felt with cotton, then sew it into a long knitting needle case…do some creative stitching on it first, put a cool button closure and flap? Just thinking…it looks beautiful on the back too, I think I like that side better.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Mary πŸ™‚
      I can’t knit, but you reminded me that I have wanted to make a case for a drop spindle for a while, so I might see if it’s big enough for that.

    • Well I was thinking for you to sell, since you like to sell book covers and things. It seems to me knitting is very popular, though I don’t do it either.

    • zedster66 says:

      And that’s why I’m no good at selling! That never even occurred to me, but it is a good idea, I will look into that, thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Nada says:

    All these pieces are lovely, especially I like the rainbow, as well as tulle fabric.

  6. koffipot says:

    I prefer the back too, the blending makes it look even more rainbow-like. The knitting needle case is a good idea – or perhaps a spectacle case?

    Love those locks – just because – I love locks! πŸ˜‰

  7. I like both sides of the rainbow. The camera cases are lovely as usual. And how can anyone resist curly locks.

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