Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Check and Check

I can check two things off my list.  I got both projects done on my sewing retreat, despite leaving early because of a family emergency (all doing okay now, thankfully).  My first priority was a birdie sling for my mother-in-law.  It was her birthday gift...last week.  She asked for a black and white bag, and I found this great Alexander Henry print called Kenyan Tea Leaves.
I made it at 75% size as I did on my first birdie.  I paired it with Kona black and some Echo on the inside.
Next up on my sewing to do list was a cell phone case.  I did finally get a new phone, like I wanted, so it needed a sleeve of some kind.  I found the adorable Japanese print at Pink Chalk.  I also got a kit to make fabric covered buttons - so easy and fun.  Expect many more fabric covered buttons here. :)
And see the little guy on the back?  I based my case on this tutorial by fairy face designs although I changed the size of the patchwork panels.  It fits an iPhone perfectly.
It feels good to check some things off my list!

19 comments:

Alli said...

Those are all super cute! I love the prints you chose and the birdie sling looks awesome! :)

Northern Deb said...

The bag you made is adorable. I love the fabrics!

Patchwork and Play said...

Both of these are wonderful....far better than what one can buy in the shops! Your Mom will love her bag!

CitricSugar said...

Glad to hear everything is ok!

Love the bag. Your cell case is too cute. :-)

emileem said...

I love the size of the purse. Would you mind sharing your method for reducing the size? I have been wanting to do it after seeing the first one you made.

krista said...

cuteness! love the bag, love the little peeps on the phone case. great stuff.

Annabella said...

The bag is exquisite. It looks so expensive. I love everything about it. Wow.

Kristie said...

All super cute! Love the print on the phone case!

Svetlana said...

Fantastic projects, love that patchwork phone case, so adorable.

Sharon said...

Happy to hear everyone is feeling better now.

felicity said...

Nicely done! I love both projects!

teaginny said...

Emileem - I took the pattern to a copy shop and asked them to copy it at 75% size. They have a machine that can scan and print oversized paper. Hope that helps!

rachael said...

it all looks great! i especially like the print for the birdie sling :)

Rachel Hauser said...

And they match, ironically! Love that print for that bag with the way it gathers. Great choice!

Nicole said...

Alex, these are so cute! Love them both! I made the birdie sling for myself in the regular size. It holds way too much of my stuff. How did you figure out the measurements to reduce it to 75%?

Mary said...

Very nice bag. I am sure your MIL is very grateful to have such a generous DIL

Alia said...

Very pretty, both. I really like the birdie sling fabric combinations

amandajean said...

i love your little cell phone case. how could that fail to make you smile?

your birdie sling is great, too. nice fabric combo. and i think making the bag at 75% was a good idea. amy's bags are HUGE!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

elnorac said...

Love the birdie sling, and the cell phone purse is adorable! I saw that fabric and pined for it myself. Also used the same tutorial for a black, red, and white iPhone pouch. Fun, eh?