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It all started with this silk screen printing class I went, where I designed and hand printed some bunny fabrics. Since then, I’ve been wanting to make something out of it but I wasn’t exactly inspired to.

I had a trip recently and took a red-eye flight. I was so ill-prepared because my Flying Survival Kit was all over the place. I was complaining to a friend and he threw me a “Just put them all into a bag!” look. So that’s how I got inspired this weekend. I love the rollup tool bag look, which can be seen in makeup pouches as well. I decided to then use that style for my kit.

This is really simple to make. I decided to make two, one for a friend, yes lucky friend isn’t it?! ;P

The fabric I printed on was an organic medium-weight cotton fabric. It was perfect for making a small pouch. It took about 30minutes for the sewing, and trust me, I was taking my time, enjoying every sewing moment.

I’m especially proud of this piece… there is something satisfying about designing the motifs, to transferring it onto the fabric, to planning the pouch for a purpose, to making it myself for me, and in this case for my friend too. What a way to spend a Sunday morning…

Material needed for the pouch

Fray stop!

Closeup view

I used zig-zag stitching detail across the top, to add some interest.

Closeup view of how I attach the leather cord to the pouch

Flat out, opened view

I made two!

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There’s always something about Amy Butler’s fabric design that will melt any fabric, pattern, colour, design-lover. With this collection, I was blown away by the richness and aesthetic flow of this collection.

As Amy Butler puts it herself…

“The spirit of this collection is inspired by one of my favorite style icons, Maxime de la Falaise. Maxime was chic and eccentric, coming from a bohemian family of artists whose unapologetic passion for art and creativity surely shaped her vision for her life. Lark is filled with my fanciful imaginings of what would have been the makings of her artistic world through her love of fashion, print, travel and exotic friendships. Her playful vision combined all of her favorite collections creating an atmosphere of warmth and spontaneity with just the right amount of modern glamour.

Lark’s print combinations have a rich, souvenir feel, lovingly gathered from a life of vivid experience. Glowing colors and velvety combinations of stylized florals are the foundation for perennially chic sewing projects. It’s been a total joy creating this collection and I hope Lark inspires you to bring out your inner design maven!”

We launched three new fabrics from this collection today. Have fun…

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I haven’t blogged for the longest time. And yes I’m back! 🙂

With the festivities now almost all behind us, I had way too much to eat, drink and be merry. All good, time to exercise now…

I didn’t get to do much crafting or sewing for the past months but I plan to do more from now! Before that, I bought a couple of bunnies at this 2nd hand shop near home. They were adorable but I wanted to ‘modernize’ them so I painted them. I tried spraying painting first but it won’t get into the nooks and crannies of the figurines. So I bought a can of matte white paint which made them look porcelain. I didn’t expect it but I like how they turned out.

Now what do I do with them? 😉

In its original colour

Halfway done

Another view

Bottom half painted white

Dripping with white paint

Aren't they adorable?!

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