I found this photo of the pretty cotton blanket I crocheted earlier in the Spring this year and it's fresh colours just gave me instant joy. I must get around to using up the rest of my Planet Penny Cotton some time soon. This photo has nothing to do with this post but I just couldn't resist having it here!
I am supposed to be doing 101 other things and not blogging but how could I resist now I am on annual leave for 10 days? I wanted to show you two sweet tea cups I found in a local charity shop. Their pastel colours lured me out of my stupor just as I was about to give up and feel like I never seem to find any fun crockery anymore.
I also had a few stolen moments to make myself a little card wallet inspired from the glorious Alexandra of Lola Nova blog here. Such an easy and simple idea which anyone with a sewing machine can make. Go and have a read on her blog for clear instructions on how to make this.
Take some cheap/scrap oil cloth (I got my scrappy bit from here) plus a cheap plastic card wallet or some clear vinyl which you may have in your stationary supplies/scraps or can buy cheaply from here.
I followed Alexandra's instructions with a slight tweak of making rounded rather than 90 degree angle corners and popped up into the attic which is my summer time sewing space (no heating in the winter) and sewed the wallet together in no time. It's not as neat as I would like it but as a first attempt at sewing
This is a quick and easy project which would make the perfect little homemade practical gift for friends and family. Thank you Lola Nova for your tutorial and inspiration, I believe I will be making plenty more of these :o)
Hope you also feel a little inspired now.
Love that about blog-land, how the inspiration is a chain reaction that just goes on and on and on!
Cheerio and thanks for stopping.