Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blue & white dress

I whipped up this blue & white summer dress last night. It's made of stretchy fabric which works much better with this pattern than the thicker cotton that I used in the first dress.

Neutral bag

I made another one of these modified Buttercup Bags. This time of neutral cream fabric and a cute lavender lining. The decorative tulle is remnants from my wedding dress after trimming the length.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I seem to forget to attach the StrawbsDesign labels to my products. I'm just creating more work for myself as hand sewing the labels is so much slower! However now these luggage tags have been branded. And it's bedtime for me...

Luggage tags

A few more luggage tags tonight. I tested how it would look made with two different fabrics. It turned out pretty well. I can't resist that pretty brown fabric with white flower-thingies on it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Boxy pouch

I decided to sew something quick tonight after our home loan consultant had left and I had cooked us a beautiful dinner ;) This boxy pouch will come handy in the upcoming travels. I quite like the fabrics as well!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A new wallet

Last project for this weekend. I'm really happy with this wallet. It's got 6 slots for cards, 2 long pockets for money, receipts and papers and a zipper pocket for coins.

Tutorial here!


This one is for the Mother of the Bride <3

Wonder Wallets

I bought the Wonder Wallet pattern by Lazy Girl Designs some weeks ago and decided to give it a go today. The pink wallet was my first and I foolishly didn't follow the instructions but used interfacing in every pocket. It wasn't good... The blue and brown one is made exactly according the instructions and is much better. I think third time will be the charm with interfacing in the third pocket. That one needs to harden up a bit!


A frame purse with tiny little birdies. My second attempt with glueing the frame which went better. Just too bad that the frame is not quite in the middle... Oh well, I guess I just need more practice!

Sunday morning Travel Wallet

This one is for Mr Strawbs.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Three more Travel Wallets

I finally finished these three Travel Wallets that I had started ages ago. I didn't want to sew the bias binding on them since it seems to be quite challenging for me and I can't get it done well enough. But now these are finished and ready to go. I'm quite happy with them!


Here's my first dress. With matching bargain shoes; under $20 from Target :)

Luggage tag

A nice little scrap fabric project! A luggage tag that hides your personal information inside it when not needed. This should make it easy to recognize your own bag!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blue & white wristlet

I love this little wristlet pouch. It's roomy enough for phone, keys, money and a lipstick and handy to carry around with the wristlet strap. Corduroy sure is perfect for pouches like these!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Amigurumi bride

A little project on the way to Bridgetown, an Amigurumi bride! She really likes it here in the middle of all the green hills :)