Monday, 27 May 2013

Beaded pencil case



I'm more than keeping up with my New Year's Resolution to do more crafty projects. In my recent post about cloth napkins, I said I was working on beaded versions of the purse I featured in that post. Well here's the first. I've lined it with a pretty floral fabric, but the brown fabric is thick and quite difficult to work with, plus I designed the top wrong so it isn't perfect and the top looks a little odd. Nevertheless it makes a nice pencil case to put into my rucksack or my conference case. The little gold beads fit nicely in with the fabric design and add a bit of texture and glitter!

I've got fabric enough to make another of these (though better of course and with a different floral design on the lining). If good enough I'll put it in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. As well as being a pencil case, it's the ideal size to be a glasses case (in which case I'd make it with a button fastener, rather than a press-stud fastener hidden behind a button as in this case).

 
Meanwhile, I'm delighted to have one of my items featured in this Etsy treasury.

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9 comments:

Titus said...

Fabulous! And that Etsy item might not be there any more. How did you know that T2 collected corks?

Ms Sparrow said...

What a clever idea!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very pretty Juliet.

Carol Steel said...

I like the pencil case very much. It seems such a great idea. My pens and pencils are forever rolling about in the bottom of my bag.

speedyrabbit said...

Thats very pretty Juliet,xx

Rambling Woods said...

Very pretty

Rabbits' Guy said...

Great! We still use the one you made for me out on our beach field trips. It gets wet and dirty, but keeps our pencils and sample ID tags all in one place! Clips on our clip-board. (And, nobody else has such a thing!)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Indeed, Titus, as if by maginc, it's gone! Thanks!

Rabbits Guy - glad you use your pencil case so much!

DebsCrafts said...

Nicely done!