Posted by: michelenel | 10 March, 2017

Handmade update 9…..

Hello folks, today I have a couple of different items to share.   Firstly purses.  Here are two types.  One with a stitched frame and another with a glued frame.

These are both made with Liberty fabrics and lined with Liberty too.  The purse frame at the front is from the lovely online shop at u-handbag and apart from frames you can buy all sorts of purse and handbag notions – a great place to start your adventures in purse and handbag making.  After making these for myself – one for my bits and pieces in the knitting bag and the other long one for knitting needles – which was a modification on the existing pattern…..



Once I had mine completed, I scheduled a workshop in Postcode Coffee House in Wigan to teach others how to make them too…..img_7308

We had such an amazing group and a wonderful morning of sewing, chatting and drinking lovely coffee and cakes….Here are two of the youngest members looking adorable….img_7319

A very proud owner of a lovely new purse…..img_7317

We run monthly workshops in the coffee house the 2nd Saturday each month from 9am -12pm.  These are to encourage people to explore all sorts of crafts and handmade things they may not have tried before….and socialise of course.

Next on my list was a spur of the moment, and 5 minute sew for hubby.  He always sits in bed with his iPad and doesn’t have a comfy stand for it.  I had seen a pyramid pillow somewhere and thought it would be quick and easy to make – and it was.  I guessed the size and stuffed it with foam beads and a few minutes later he had a place to rest his iPad.  img_7268

I don’t think any coffee house can have too many aprons and I still hadn’t finished off the ones I had promised – better a few months late than never!  Another two done and dusted, and they are just as lovely as the original few…..img_7277

A bit of a diversion from sewing is our weekly knitting and crochet group in Postcode Coffee House – Good Yarn.  We gather each Tuesday at 10 and have a whale of a time and inspiring each other to lovely makes.  These two beauties are for a couple of newborns in the church….made using the Tunisian crochet technique with a twisted spiral effect.  These are just too adorable but I have a suspicion they will be a bit small and I may have to make some more…..img_7351img_7367

Hey Ho, that’s me done for today, I am off to prepare for April’s Handmade workshop at Postcode Coffee House….See you tomorrow for the next instalment of Handmade Update.

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