Remember a few weeks ago (been a while since I’ve blogged, Sorry to keep you waiting) I told you i am making some presents that I cannot show you what it is, because I did not want the girls to know what I am up to.
So, I make two aprons for my mum and a messenger bag for my friend Denisa’s birthday, which is today. ##### Happy Birthday! ######
While writing this post I was also putting watermarks on the pictures. Somehow I managed to put a picture in front of every picture and the only one left is the one below. Oh……. Terrible. I’ll just have to make another one to give you more details of how I made it, and give you a few pics of the front as well. Can’t believe I have just done this. You would say, no harm done, just use the original pics. Well, I’ve did not keep them,, I have saved the watermark-ed pictures in the same folder so no chance of getting the originals back. I’ve tried. .
I have not yet messed about with the bag pictures yet…..
Wish me luck!!!!
To make the bag I used the tutorial given by Don Morin at http://wkdesinger.wordpress.com, his post is ‘Push the Envelope’.
As you can imagine, I struggled to put in the zip, as I did not read the instructions all the way to the end, where he gives the steps on how to insert the zipper. Oh well, looks like I still have not learned this lesson .
It was fun making it! However, I decided not to put interfacing in and made removable straps, one for wearing it on the shoulder and one short enough to carry.
My mum told me that Denisa lived the bag and and my fabric choice. She wanted a bag big enough to carry her books and folders when she goes to Uni.
PS: I’ll come back with a apron tutorial in some time! I guess I also need one .
What lovely gifts! 🙂
Thank you. The girls also liked them 😉