Giveaway Winners and New Things

Giveaway Winners and New Things

Thanks to everyone who entered the Wet Felting Class giveaway, and thanks for the nice comments. The winners are:  Lucette and Jan (comment at 2.38 am). We’ll contact you later today on the email you used to comment, with all the details.

I thought I’d get my sewing machine out this week and make a few things with offcuts, samples and test pieces. The first thing I made was a large notebook/diary cover. The main part only took a couple of hours, but then all the little fiddly bits, straps, flaps, attaching them and sleeves etc all seemed to take about another 4 once it was all added up. I got through quite a few cd albums making it anyway! This is the front with the clip closed:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the front opened:


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the inside sleeve:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t know if you remember this piece I made earlier this year, testing out a piece of viscose scarf:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI thought it would make a perfect coin purse. I measured it, cut out the parts and then chose some embroidery threads:

blue green nunoAnother felt piece I cut up for a purse was a flowery sample I made years ago for Beyond Nuno:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChoosing More threads:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt all started getting a bit hectic once I got the buttons out too 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHopefully, I won’t be able to show you the finished ones because I’m taking them to the Christmas Fair at the well being centre today 🙂

20 thoughts on “Giveaway Winners and New Things

  1. Zed, good luck selling at the Fair! I find those little covers and pouches irresistible! BTW, my 20-something sons tell me no one uses CD’s anymore (because of streaming, iPods and iPhones). Hope that’s not true in the UK! P.S. I still have all of my old CD’s!!

    1. Thanks, Cathy 🙂
      I’ve given away a lot of cd’s over the past few years, stuff I can listen to on youtube etc, but a lot of my favoutite things aren’t on there, and I don’t have a computer downstairs. I only bought my cd player a few weeks ago, and the one I wanted had a tape player on, so even tapes are still listened to here!

  2. They are all beautiful Zed. I love the way you can but together these patterns. It must be in the air, I’ve been at the sewing machine as well, but nothing so creative. Good luck at the fair!

  3. Pretty stuff Zed. The diary cover looks like a spectacular landscape. And yes, I remember liking the blue nuno piece very much and it will make a good coin purse.I hope all your items sell – they ought to!
    (Don’t worry, your work station looks neat and tidy compared to Annie’s.)

    1. Thanks, Lyn 🙂
      I sold 3 bookmarks and a little notebook. I didn’t take the nuno purse in the end, I couldn’t find the perfect button!

    1. Thanks, Leonor 🙂
      Unfortunately you’ll see them all. If it ever gets light enough for photos, anyway!

    2. Oh, I’d have loved to be kept in the dark 😉 As for photos, I have two words for you: daylight lamps! They save my photographic life on gloomy days…

    3. Thanks! That’s another thing I keep forgetting to remember! Photoshop is good, but it’s not Manchester when it’s raining and dark at 2.30 pm good 🙂

  4. Those look great Zed! I love those notebooks where the offcuts are stitched together. I have forgotten, do you use a backing fabric for the notebook cover? I am thinking of making some like that from my various screen printed pieces of felt.

    1. Thanks, Ruth 🙂
      I use some kind of interfacing type material, not the fine, soft one, a bit thicker, though I have used plain cotton fabric before. Then I do a strip of nice fabric in the middle where the sleeves don’t cover, to hide the stitching because the fabric is white.

  5. It’s funny how the smallest pieces seem to require the greatest amount of stash to be brought out isn’t it?! I love your embroidery thread box, now that is serious embroidery! Good luck at the fair

  6. Your pieced pieces all ways look great. Getting the tread and the buttons out makes a mess but its so much fun picking. I still have CDs and I listen to books on CD too. Good luck at the fair.

    1. Thanks, Ann 🙂
      I didn’t like the embroidery floss at first, but being able to split it and combine colours is brilliant. That certainly makes a mess! I’m going to look for books on cd too.

    2. Our library moved 🙁 But it only had audio books on some weird format, a cartridge you olugged headphones into. I’d love some biographies, I’ll have to check out ebay.

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