When I started blogging, I never really thought about covering my failures….well up until now!
I love the idea of marrying thriftiness with craft. So when Liz from Me and my Shadow set down a challenge to ‘take one jumper’, I really wanted to give it a go. I also wanted to give myself an additional task of not spending any more money on materials.
So my first problem was finding a jumper and felting it. I have a few that I no longer use in the attic, they have shrunk a little or slightly bobbled, but I kept them thinking I would one day do something with them. It took me three attempts to find one that seemed suitable and then three washes at 90 degrees for it to actually felt!! However, eventually I managed it, phew!
I then set about making a case for my new camera. Might seem like a strange thing, but I got the camera for Christmas from Tall Dad and the girls. I carry it around everywhere with me. I am doing a 366 photography project, where I take a photograph everyday for a year. I really wanted something that would protect my camera as I carried it around. So I started off by using one of the arms of the jumper for the body of the bag, and made it in double thickness for added protection.
I have kept the inside open though, So I can put a small power cable in there as well when we go away, and hopefully it won’t therefore scratch the camera.
So the body of the case is made from jumper. The fabric at the top, I am particularly attached to as my Christmas present from my great friend Molly (Molly and the Princess) was wrapped up in it. It’s a beautiful chocolate-brown colour with blue and red details on it. So I used some of my many buttons in red and some red ric-rac to trim it with. Overall I am really pleased with the result. It fits nicely in my bag, and it’s easy to get my camera out of it in a hurry.
OK, so my next and final project (as I write this I am pretending not to be sulking) was a pair of mittens for Miss A.
I used her hand as a template to draw around on a piece of paper, making sure it was slightly larger. Then used this paper as a pattern to make the mittens.
Here they are all ready to rumble!
I thought a zig-zag stitch would be stronger, and I also wanted them to be worn inside out as I thought this would look much cooler. So I set about joining the two halves together.
Well, this didn’t quite work out how I imagined, I did wonder if I could get away the crinkled flipper look….but once I saw Tall Dad’s suppressed laughter I realised I had no chance.
*please note* Mittens have been placed on top of the camera bag to try to dilute the awfulness.
I should also let you know Miss A, loves them so she’s going to wear them anyway, so long as Tall Dad’s not around!
So that was my takes one jumper challenge….
I am linking up this post to @mummiafelice’s
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