Tuesday, October 5, 2010

and sew on..

Here in Sydney it's the second month of Spring, school holidays and 3 days of wet weather.
Lucky i picked this up from the library last weekend:

Thrift to fantasy by Rosemary Mcleod is a wonderful collection of anecdotes, memories and fabulous photos of home textile crafts in New Zealand during the 1930's - 1950's. It provides an insight into what life for women was like at this time - but also what they made! A picture of a pair of miniature felt gloves made by the authors mother to secure the end of the knitting needle to prevent work from sliding off. .is one of my favourite discoveries. But how joyous was i to read about these:

The workbag! Not only did women craft them - they often hung on the armchair waiting for a spare moment when a project could be picked up. Or, they went visiting informally - when one had tea, chatted with friends and worked on ones' current project! Yes! bring back this concept - i say.. contented hands lead to a contented soul..
Inspired by coloured bits of felt stitched onto backgrounds.. i found some sample swatches that i had collected from reverse garbage for next to nothing.. i was in need of a key case.. so took this project on a visit to my mothers.. here's the finished piece..

the keys being on a piece of ribbon that retracts into the cloth pouch - so the keys don't scratch anything or tangle up in your bag.. here's the other side..

my only after tip - would be.. make sure the open end is well hemmed so the keys don't get stuck on anything as they come and go.. this book was also helpful in coming up with a design.. one of my favourite japanese titles..

with simple, yet effective designs like this..

So what have you got in your work bag?


Murgatroyd said...

Cor! That library book looks brilliant, I might see if there are any copies in the UK(sneaks off to Amazon....)
Great design on your key fob too. I love reading your colourful posts :)

Robi Awaludin said...

hard to believe I am very happy to be joined commented here, it makes an experience for me si iom

cara mengatasi pengelihatan lemah dan kabur,cara mengobati infeksi di mulut rahim,cara mengobati tumor di telinga luar,cara mengatasi telinga terus berdengung,cara mengatasi nyeri leher dan bahu,cara alami menyembuhkan hipertiroid,cara mengobati syaraf kejepit di punggung,cara mengobati gula basah,cara alami menyembuhkan mata silinder,cara mengobati tulang memar,bahaya kanker lambung stadium awal,cara menyembuhkan benjolan di mulut rahim,cara mengobati penyakit atelektasis,cara cepat menurunkan berat badan berlebih,cara menyembuhkan kram usus,obat pembersih kerak usus herbal,cara alami mengobati penyakit miopi,cara alami menyembuhkan kista tiroid,cara mengatasi kejang demam pada anak,cara cepat menghancurkan batu empedu,cara alami menyembuhkan penyakit lupus,cara menyembuhkan kanker saluran empedu,obat radang selaput dada tradisional,cara menyembuhkan penyumbatan usus,pengobatan alternatif tumor hati,cara alami menyembuhkan kencing nanah,cara menyembuhkan turun berok,cara mengatasi maag kambuh saat puasa,obat herbal kelenjar getah bening di ketiak,obat chikungunya tradisional,obat kanker laring tradisional,cara menyembuhkan sirosis hati,obat penyakit wasir tradisional,cara alami menyembuhkan stroke ringan,obat kencing manis,cara menyembuhkan kulit melepuh,obat tradisional abses kulit,cara menyembuhkan kanker kelenjar ludah,cara alami menyembuhkan tbc tulang,suplemen alami penambah nafsu makan anak,obat gondok beracun tradisional


Related Posts with Thumbnails