Hello my dear friends! Good month and great weekend to everyone! It’s getting colder (a little bit) here so don’t believe that we have summer all around the year as it looked like in my last post. I have made some new little sewing and received new fabrics. First about the i-Phone pouch I made for my friend.
I had been thinking to make cases for phones, pads, kindles etc. but just didn’t … because I don’t have any of those. About the phone case, I didn’t know how it should be or where someone needs it … my phone is in my pocket (if I don’t have a pocket, it’s a problem). Then I was speaking with my friend and she happened to say that she needs to carry her phone with few other items and she hadn’t found one practical. After lots of thinking around and around in my mind, I thought to give a try …
This pouch you can carry and have your hands free to work. You can catch your phone easily as your pen. Need to give a card to a client? please, here you are! I made a strap inside which helps you to take the phone out but the pouch is not too tight, so even without the strap it’s easy to get the phone out. We were both happy with the result and I hope she still thinks that after using this.
This was in fact the second pouch I made. The first one you’ll see at the end. I have some special fabric pieces – samplers from ‘Beacon Hill’ and they are just perfect for small phone pouches or eye glass pouches. My dear sister send them to me and here you see some of them …
You may remember that I have some beautiful fabrics called ‘heaven & helsinki’. Last week I was trying to find more of them from etsy. I wished to find a shop with cheaper shipping than it’s for me from US and I found ‘Laughing House Fabric’ … it’s in Singapore! Is it too far away … okey, I’ll try … I asked about the shipping and Fanny was so friendly and helpful! I ordered the fabrics on Thursday and I received them next Thursday!
On the left the grey and yellow are from Widham Fabrics ‘Scattered Sand’ from Lotta Jansdotter’s ‘Bella’ collection.
In the middle those lovely mugs are from Michael Miller ‘Put a Lid On It’ by their house designer.
On the right houses and dots are from Michael Miller ‘Heaven & Helsinki’ by Patty Young.
These are the ‘Heaven & Helsinki’ fabrics I have now in my collection. There are still so many other great prints. Retro flowers on left are from Kerry. She was so sweet to send that fabric for my collection. Kerry’s lovely blog is ‘Penny Dog Patchwork’. Kerry had found her fabric from ‘Fabric Rehab’.
Kathy Miller who is co-owner and creative director of Michael Miller has a wonderful post in her blog where you can read the story behind the ‘Heaven & Helsinki’… how Patty Young found inspiration from Finnish design to create this lovely collection! Read the great article here “Making It Fun”!
Patty Young writes also wonderful blog ‘Modkid Boutique’!
“Michael Miller Fabrics” has fantastic fabrics! So often I see something I really like and they are from Michael Miller.
My first fabrics from ‘Heaven & Helsinki’ I found from Cindy from ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’.
I have a page up on my blog where I have a long list of online fabric shops. If you know a great fabric shop – please tell me and I shall add in on the list so everyone can visit them easily!
Now as soon as possible i shall wash these cuties and then i can start to make something … few ideas already but i’m happy to hear if you have any idea how to use these to enjoy the most of the lovely prints!
This is the other i-Phone pouch i made for my friend. Till i decide what to make with those lovely, colourful fabrics, i think i’ll make some more phone cases and perhaps for sunglasses, too.
I’m linking at ‘A week of Finishes at ‘From Blank Pages’
I wish you wonderful weekend, sunny weather, lots of time to sew, knit, crochet … what ever you desire, eat well, have a glass of wine … just enjoy! Thank you so much for visiting again and reading my little blog! Your sweet comments makes my day – thank you for them!