November 26, 2004

Minion Ornament

Minion Ornament Cushion

It’s Illustration Friday and Loobylu’s Month of the Accessorised Elephant. But since I can neither draw nor sew toys, I’ve made a cushion cover instead. Nice, red and ornamental.

I got the zipper sewing instructions from Taunton and craftster, and used the centered zipper. Except my zipper is sewn inside out. Oh well, that makes it nice and hidden anyway.

I picked up sewing a few months ago and kept at it because I like the feeling of doing something I know absolutely nothing about. It makes me feel so adventurous!

The biggest difference between drafting sewing patterns and graphic design, is that everything is life-sized. Everything is larger than the A4 page and you kinda start to wonder…. is that really the size of my butt?

And then there are all these tools that I have never seen before, such as this cute little iron, that’s the size of a stamp.

Posted by Karen at November 26, 2004 03:50 PM in craft/diy

Gonna dump all my sewing links here, starting with this one: Savvy seams

Posted by: Karen at November 29, 2004 04:14 PM

Lots of DIY goodies from Deborah Merlo!

Posted by: Karen at November 30, 2004 06:18 PM

it’s really cute. really.

Posted by: David at December 10, 2004 12:08 PM

Glad you like it. The back is red stripes.

Not that I think you would find this useful, but here’s how to make continuous bias tape.

Posted by: Karen at December 10, 2004 12:50 PM

Online Origami store

Posted by: jimmy at December 11, 2004 12:38 AM

Hey, the elephants are up!

Posted by: Karen at December 11, 2004 05:03 AM

More softies. Crochet critters by Camillia Engman are especially cute. And her dog’s a very professional model.

Posted by: Karen at January 25, 2005 09:32 AM

Camillia Engman’s just lovely.
has quite beautiful craft stuff too (: And I would love to learn how to make a Camouflage Clutch. It’s sooo pretty!

Posted by: dawn at March 4, 2006 02:41 PM

Oh and regarding silkscreening, you might find this

Posted by: dawn at March 4, 2006 02:58 PM

Oh dear, took me all this time to realise that it was you! OK, sure I can teach you how to make the camo clutch.

Posted by: Karen at March 6, 2006 11:18 PM

okay cool! (:
Something to be happy about especially when my powerbook has just died.

Posted by: dawn at March 7, 2006 02:24 PM
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