Recently made

recently made

Originally uploaded by Kat Shann

These past few evenings I’ve been working like crazy on random crafty projects. This spate of productivity was brought about by the purchase of some new plastic storage containers for my art materials. After packing things into the drawers I had the cleanest workspace I’ve had in a long while. I immediately took advantage of this.

1) Belt. During my tidying I came across the belt clasp pictured front and centre. This clasp used to be my Grandma’s and has languished unused in my sewing basket for over a decade. I decided to make a belt to put the clasp on using the tried and trusted bondaweb and scraps fabric construction method. I had a bias cut black strip of cotton onto which I layered green, purple and silver scraps of fabric. I ironed them down and oversewed with vertical green lines and meandering purple lines. I love it – it turned out fairly awesome. The only downside is that I don’t really wear green – but I don’t think that will stop me from finding excuses to wear it.

2) Handmade cards. The triangular card on the left was made for my other half on our anniversary, the other card was made just for the hell of it. They are a fun way to use up undirected creative energy and now I have a stack of cards ready for any ‘Thank you’ or ‘RSVP’ occasion.

3) Mobile phone case. I made this as an anniversary present for Dan, to match his canvaswork internet tablet case. Canvaswork isn’t the most excitingly creative of processes but I find it quite satisfying.


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