I am mad I know but particularly so this week - having made a pirate costume last week - my son announced on Sunday he needed a hooded cape to be a murderer in the 'Scottish play' tonight! Eek!
Phew I made that yesterday....no photo yet but I will try to cajole him into it soon! [ He was quite convincing though I will give him that! - not sure that is reassuring though?]
I am also supposed to be getting ready for that retreat but still have four sample swaps to finish as promised. So what do I choose to make ?? Something quick and easy? No - something that seems so complicated that I don't know how I will make it...
You see it started with this.....a machine embroidered skyline of London showing Big Ben, the Gherkin, St Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, the Millennium Eye and the Tower of London...
Next question what on earth do I do with it?
I know I'll make my London souvenir into a very practical pencil case....a boxy one so that my scene shows nicely on the side! So how do I actually get it in the right place? No tutorial I have seen made it easy to work out where the side panel would end up - lots of thinking and panicking later....
Then I come up with this ....maybe it could work!
Now what should I put on the other side - bright colours and patterns would kill my little London Skyline so it needs to be something subdued right!? What about the golden ticket! Great idea but not so easy to do....that writing is pretty hard to follow!
Now the colours to go with - there must be some colour - well Jubilee weekend, Union flags flying everywhere - it has to be red and blue!
So here is the outside
- with a tiny hint of crazy traffic - expect even more when the Olympics start!
Some themed tape to go with!
Now the lining so represents me in my current state - completely dotty!
Here they all are lined up ready to go and ready to go home with one of you...
Why didn't I go for something simple? - I mean - I am not even sure anyone but me will like them!
These are fabulous N! I would happily take one home, but that would be a bit cheeky considering I'm not in the swap! I will just have to admire from afar! JxoReplyDelete
These are fabulous! I am sew jealous of anyone who gets one!ReplyDelete
You did a great job on those! Such amazing machine embroidery there =DReplyDelete
The pouches are adorable! Great job. I love your converging corners blocks too.ReplyDelete
Not like them?ReplyDelete
You are mad.
That London skyline is awesome!!!
Your pouches are great.ReplyDelete
Stop doubting. They are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Supercute!!!Love them! I should come over and conk you on the head for doubting:-)ReplyDelete
I love them! Unfortunately I'm not going to be at the retreat, I'm kicking myself over that. I am also a sucker for piling up extra projects when I'm already overwhealmed. It does increase my productivity though!ReplyDelete
Fear not, everyone (including me - hint hint!) will love them. perhaps I will be lucky and get one in the swap?ReplyDelete
Me, me, me! Please can I be in your swap group! LOVE them! From one dotty person to another! :DReplyDelete
they look fantastic.ReplyDelete
Love the skyline, You are so creative!
I think there may be a fight as to who gets them. Steady ladies, brace yourselves. They look great, well done SS.ReplyDelete
fantastic! I hope I am in your group!ReplyDelete
That skyline is brilliant.ReplyDelete
A fantastic idea with the London skyline!ReplyDelete
Oh I think everyone will love them!ReplyDelete
they are the coolest pencil cases EVER!ReplyDelete
I'm going and I love them... Hope we get drawn in the same group....ReplyDelete
Soooooo wonderful! Seriously, I think your machine 'handwriting' is probably even better than your pen in hand handwriting! It is so perfect. The drawing too! I think you need a real challenge...like machine stitching a famous work of art. You are amazing!ReplyDelete
They are brilliant!ReplyDelete
I'd definitely take one home with me, even if I had to 'help myself' from someone's suitcase!! Have a marvellous time!ReplyDelete
They are brilliant xxxReplyDelete
Oh have a lovely time now and say hello to everyone for me....so jealous but there is some good out of this...everyone will be at the retreat, so I won't be on the computer looking at everone's blogs!ReplyDelete
Dotty, but loads of fun!ReplyDelete
Oooh, did you do the machine embroidery? I love it. I have done a similar design, but of a toy town, the London skyline is a fab idea, and the pouches are brilliantReplyDelete