I made a handbag for my mother-in-law two weeks ago. I used thick linen for outer layer and also cross-stitched some patterns at the front. Inner layer is made of porka dots cotton and the bag also comes with a inner pocket. It took me a week to complete this bag, but actually most of the time was spent on the cross-stitch.
As promised, these are the fabrics that I bought during my crazy shopping spree!
It's been almost two weeks since I got my purchase and the only project that I managed to complete is a purse.
This is my first time making purse with a frame and I had a hard time getting the dimension right. I even had to redo the opening of the purse three times!
On my way to the train station, I chanced upon a shop selling all sorts of European style zakka stuffs. Imagine a shop full of baskets, bottles, flowers, lace, kitchenware, bags and dolls! As I walked further into the shop, I was surprised to see two old men sitting there, watching a Japanese program on TV. They're at least in their 80's! My opinion might be skewed but I'd expect to see such a girly shop to be managed by a female salesperson, rather than these two gentlemen. When I was browsing through their lovely products, I couldn't help but kept stealing glances at them. They simply took no notice of my presence and when I asked for the prices of some of the items, they were quite grumpy too. :-P
Fortunately a lady came out of the back room in time and answered all my questions. It turns out that some of the items are quite pricey, as they're vintage pieces according to her. In the end, I happily walked out of the shop with these two bottles, a brown one with no lid, and a small green one with a screwed cap. I'll leave the bottles on top of the shelf for the time being, until I figure out what to do with them. ^_^
It's been more than half a year since I last updated this blog. I don't mean to abandon this space for so long, but when I left Saudi Arabia in July last year, my sewing machine was shipped to Taiwan directly and I went back to Singapore with my dog, a crochet hook and a few rolls of yarn. I managed to crochet a few doilies which you can see in the last two posts, but crocheting soon bored me to death. I miss sewing dearly and I was also eager to try out a few sewing ideas that I came up with.
Finally I moved to Taipei to be with my hubby in February '10, and I'm really glad to be reunited with my sewing machine too! But when I just came over, staying at home to do handicrafts is the last thing I want to do, as there are so many places and fun stuffs to be explored in Taipei! So now it's been two months since I arrive in this city and I can say that I've seen enough, or at least I've explored a few majors places of interest, and also found out where to get my baking and sewing supplies. I've spent less time outdoor and also start to do more sewing and cooking. I've completed a few projects so far, and one of them is a handphone pouch, as shown in the picture above. I will have a lot more projects to share in the future, and so, stay tune!