Thursday, September 17, 2015

Totes, Lunch bags, dresses and more

I find it hard to keep a track of all the things I bake, make, sew, craft. This is probably because I don't keep a proper track of it all. From the time I made wrote the last post I have made a few more totes / bag, lunch bags for the kiddos and Hubby dearest. And I do take pics as soon I complete the project, but I don't always backup the pics which means I tend to lose them. I hope I can find the picture of a few items at least.

A simple cotton dress - Made this for one of her friend's birthday party. The cotton fabric is two toned and I used a plain cotton cloth for bias binding and around the waist. The back of the dress has a zipper.

The traditional Kerala "Pattu Pavada" - the silk skirt worn in Kerala. I made this for my daughter for her school's independence day program.

Took a photo while we were doing the fitting. She is sweet enough to allow Mumma's craziness :-).

A simple birthday dress Mumma made for her Princess: The floral patterned fabric is chiffon, underneath is a circular skirting made of satin and beneath that is a layer of ruffled cotton. When she swirls it opens up like a circular skirt. She loves the "Princess feeling" in this dress. The bias binding is of red satin as well as the back tie. I have also made three satin red roses to go at the waist of the dress.

Reversible Market bag: on both sides there is a zip and an open pouch.

Everyday Fabric Tote: This tote has an inside zip on one side of the bag and on the other side there is a place to keep pens/ pencils, a provision to hang keys so that it is easy to find them and an elastic top pouch to keep mobile, small note pads etc.

Another two tone tote- this is simple tote with a top zip and and large pocket inside the tote for coins / lip balm and other essentials. This tote is rather large in size, about 15 inches (lengthwise). I could easily fit my laptop along with the power cord and mouse and a diary as well.

Small back pack with a zip inside: The bag is made using cotton fabrics (floral print as well as the checks).
The bag was hanging low when my son tried it on so I reduced the cord length.

The cupcake bag for the girl:
 My daughter asked me one day to make for her a bag with cupcake and butterfly on it. And I make my first ever bag! I think it was also the first time I used zips while sewing. It was learning through trial and error :-). The cloth used is a light weight jeans and cotton fabric for lining, binding etc. I did a decorative stitch around the front pocket.
The backview

The cupcake view - Made using three colours of felt (Red, pink and brown)

Car applique Bag for the boy: This bag is made using a light blue light weight jeans cloth and the car was made using felt. The bag has a large pocket in front and a provision to keep bottle at the side. The bag is lined with a check cloth.

 Homemade rag dolls (for her and for him):

Meet Naomi, she is the very first dolly I made for my daughter. This dolly cannot stand up as I've made her to be a sitting companion. She has long hair in two long plaits and is wearing a dress I made for her. Her shoes is removable and is made with felt. The dolly is made with a cotton cloth of beige / cream colour. For her hair I have used a dark brown medium weight yarn. Her eyebrows are sewn using brown thread and her lips and  nose is sew with a pink crochet thread.

And as in all families, she was soon joined by her brother Zac. I made the girl dolly at night and when my son saw her he wanted it. So I promised him I'd make one for him as well and that was how Zac was "born". Zac can stand on his own as I've made him to be carried around by my boy. In the picture below I hadn't done Zac's eyebrows. Zac too has dark brown yarn for hair. I made blue shoes for Zac later with dark blue felt (didn't take a picture).

 And there is Zac with his eyebrows :)

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