15 Feb

Dice bag

Honey needed a new dice bag, and I wanted something more modern that the old spellcaster bag I made him a while ago. This is the final result.

The black fabric was a find from the remnants bin at JoAnn Fabrics, I found a lot of it and use it willy-nilly all over the place. The green was a batik I purchased on Etsy a while back from The Knotted Bobbin. Unfortunately that shop is closed now and I won’t be getting any more fat quarters from her. Inside the bag is lined with a grey fleece fabric I purchased from the remnant bin at JoAnn Fabric again.

I embroidered the Cthulhu Crest on my machine and it gave me a bit of trouble the first time I tried to stitch it. I had to try it twice before it came out as well as it did above.

The bag was a free pattern I found from Noodlehead, but I did not execute it well, the zipper end ended up inside between the outside and the lining.

All in all I would like to try this pattern again, and hopefully get it right, but the DH is very happy with his new dice bag.

This was the final project I worked on the weekend that BF4E came over with her puppy.

11 Feb

Sewing – The New Obsession

For Christmas I have received a Brother SE400 sewing/embroidery machine. I was always fond of sewing and seemed decent at it, but now I am obsessed. I have purchased a ton of patterns and have collected many free ones. Fabric has become like life to me. I love to sew.  This is the first bag I was proud enough to show off. I have made a few before now, but this pattern challenged me in a few ways and was very satisfying to finish.

The Swoon Marianne Clutch

The Swoon Marianne Clutch

The Swoon Marianne Clutch next to my iron for size

The Swoon Marianne Clutch next to my iron for size

Showing the closure on the Swoon Marianne Clutch

Showing the closure on the Swoon Marianne Clutch

Inside the Swoon Marianne Clutch

Inside the Swoon Marianne Clutch