Archive for November, 2009

A truly inspirational designer

A few weeks ago, I found the blog of a VERY talented designer who lives in Japan, Novita or her name on the blog ‘verypurpleperson’. Check out her Etsy shop if you want to find very original dresses, bags, purses, and even some fantastic drawings made by her gorgeous and also very talented son, Sidra!

Well, she is not just talented, but also generous, and because tomorrow is her birthday, she is doing a giveaway of some of her creations. You can check out the giveaway here.

Happy birthday Novita!!!

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Another FO (finished object) combining 2 techniques

I’ve finally finished the Button-Up Neck Warmer from Spin-Off magazine, summer 2009, for which I used my own handspun yarn. As I did not like the wrong side very much, I decided to add a fabric as a lining. I also put 4 buttons that I covered using the same fabric of the lining -also making it a bit warmer! It is a floral cotton print, that has the colours of the fabric + greens + yellows. I really like the results.

I also wanted to make it a bit longer, so the buttons are sewn about 4 inches from the narrow edge, in a diagonal.

The first 2 pictures show the real colour of the fibre.

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‘Sew’ cute…

I’ve finished 2 project bags. One is the design of a knitting bag created by one of my favorite knitwear designers, Tora Froseth, from Norway. By the way, check out her new Design website! Tora Froseth Design. Remember I’ve used 2 of her beautiful patterns to make the ‘Angle’ cardigan, and the ‘Little Sister’s dress’ for Tasha?

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The second one is the cute Linen Envelope Bag, featured on ‘Making Handbags and Purses’ by Carol Parks.

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And here you can see both of them. No need to say I just love those fabrics! They are a floral print in cotton and a linen/cotton blend in beige.

For the knitting bag, I’ve used the floral print for the outside, the linen/cotton for the top and bottom of the zipper, and another cotton in light yellow and beige for the lining. And for the Linen Envelope Bag, I used the floral print for the lining and the small 2 triangles, and the linen for the exterior.

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