I must admit that I have to catch up with my crafting life.
There are lots of projects I've been wanting to work on
but it has been just so busy that I couldn't really commit
to work on a big project. Christmas is just a month away, isn't it?
This makes me happy and sad at the same time. I'm happy
because I might visit Joe's family for Christmas which will
for sure be fun as it has always been. I am sad because
it looks like I won't be able to make handmade gifts for
as many people as I was hoping.. too little time left
for a super slow crafter like myself.. I've seen lots of
fabric baskets filled with Christmas gifts this year again.
Thank you so much for making those ;) I might have to make
some for my folks too since you guys' baskets look so inspiring!
Let's see how many baskets I can make...
I'm glad I finally made a pouch using this metal opening.
I bought a few of these in my last trip to Japan.
This is such an interesting material; the only thing you do
to open the pouch is to squeeze the ends. so quick and convenient!
I thought some of you may be interested in getting those, so I was
looking for some websites that sell these metal opening
thingies, but I really couldn't find one, since I have no idea
what these metal opening thingies may be called in English.
Googling with random attempts didn't help.
I'm very sure there are etsy shops that carry these though!
Does anyone know what these are called..?
Those are called Flex Frames/Hexagonal Purse Frames!
(Thank you so much for those of you who let me know this
and share with me some cool online shops!)
It seems that those flex frames are available
in many different sizes in the states, and here are
some of the online shops you can find those.
-Artfire (Thanks to Beth & Tessa Van).
-Tall Poppy Craft (Thanks to Natalie)
-Fabric Tales (Thanks to Cecili)
-Ghee's (Thanks to Dot & MaryEllen)
-Retrosaria-Portugal (Thanks to Anacrafts)
-PeacockPatterns (Thanks to SueAnn)
And check out these cool tutes on how to use them!
-Fuzzy Felty Flex Frame Purses by Nikki
-Flexi Stash Coin Purse by Lisa
(Thanks Sarriet for sharing these links ;) )
I really like how it turned out. I love all the fabric
I used for this project. Most of the fabric is from Japan,
but the plaid print is a feedsack I snatched at ebay.
A French theme + a vintage twist + little craziness +
Japanese influence = too cute!
By the way, the pouch has been listed in my shop ;)
As always, let me know if you come from here to snatch
an item in my shop - I'd love to include a little gift!
The linen I used for the right and left sides of the
pouch comes from this stash. I got this extremely quality
linen from this shop. (Sorry this is only in Japanese, but
it looks like they ship internationally.)
When I got this stash in my mail, I was so super excited
that I couldn't stop touching it, smelling it, and taking
photos of it. I even started dreaming about starting my own
business by building a linen factory or something. How crazy? I know!
I just sometimes wish I could get my hands on good linen
like this much easier in the states. haha.
Here is a set of fabric that I kinda want to do something with.
Maybe another pouch? ... with linen? Any ideas..?
Thanks for coming and reading!!