Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Blueberry Cheesecake triangle scarf

For my sister-in-laws birthday, I made her a triangle scarf similar to the one I made for my mother.
The pattern I used was the Desert Winds triangle scarf pattern by Jess Coppom.
This time I used one of the Caron Cake yarns in the Blueberry Cheesecake colourway.
I started this scarf on our way down to Newcastle a few months ago as it was a great project to take in the car.
I had just enough yarn to make this scarf and add a couple of fringes to the corners of the triangle.
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Zip top tote bag

When we were travelling overseas, I needed a carry on bag so made the Zip top tote from Anna Grahams (@noodlehead) book "Handmade Style".
The main fabric for the bag is a Cloud 9 Koi "It's a Plus" canvas along with some of my favourite black denim.
I didn't have any leather available for the handles so also used the black denim to make the straps.
I constructed the bag a little differently than the original pattern, and made the other side of the bag into a pocket large enough to carry magazines.
Like all of Annas patterns, it was very easy to make and I made this bag in one afternoon of sewing.
This was a great bag to use as a carry-on as it also doubled as a tote to throw jackets and snacks in each day whilst we were travelling.