Monday, August 21, 2006

a pencil case


what a nice weekend ... warm but not too hot... lounging, playing and having nice catch up conversations by our friends' swimming pool ... perfect :) summer is coming to a end, I didn't get much time at the beach this year, but strangely I don't miss that as much as I used to. The house move really messed up our summer plans this year. It keeps getting postponed, so no definite plans can be made until then, but right now it's looking like mid or third week of September, which means we'll probably take that week of vacation in early October.
it was also a very crafty weekend. Not many items finished, but a lot of fabrics cut, stitched, sewn and ready to be made into something by the end of this week.



this is a much, much delayed order, but now that it's done I'm quite happy about how it turned out. I had a really difficult time with this one, especially with the pattern. The order was for a pencil case - a wide pencil case - a special gift for someone who uses a lot of pens everyday, and it had to have giraffes and the recipient's name. When I accepted the order I had no idea about how I was going to do it (typical of me !), so it took me weeks to figure it out. In the end, the simpler the better.

 

18 comments:

Irene said...

É lindo, mesmo, mesmo lindo. Ainda não experimentei a bolsa que te comprei que vai servir de estojo porque também ando com muitas canetas atrás.
Já agora o material em que fazes as bolsas pode ser lavado? Há não sei quanto tempo que ando para te perguntar.
Beijinhos e boa sorte com a casa

Dawn said...

your work is amazing...love this.

Mama Urchin said...

So cute. I love the little giraffe.

Lara said...

Tania,
Está lindo o estojo! Adorei!
bjs
Boa sorte com a mudança, que te traga mtas alegrias!

Georgia said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! So adorable. I love it!

sally said...

The cutest pen case ever! The details are amazing!

mrspilkington said...

it paid off -- great work!

Iris said...

Very cute! :-)

Iris

macati said...

HI!
I looooove your pencil case... melhor em português, adoooooro... é tão giro. não ando com tantas canetas atrás de mim mas adoro. lindo, lindo, lindo.
Bom trabalho, dá-me vontade de ter uma máquina de costura e aprender fazer coisas giras. bjnh, manela

Kate said...

What a lovely pencil case - and your giraffe is a cute little guy!

stephanie said...

Your work is so beautiful!

dagmar said...

this is absolutely beautiful!!!

laura said...

ohhh, it's really wonderful!!

Bruna said...

oi Tânia, que coisa mais linda!! adorei a girafinha também :)
beijo

momo said...

it turns out beautifully!! love it!!

magarça said...

Este é o estojo mais bonito que já vi. E logo eu, que adoro girafas!

afinaldecontas said...

lindo o estojo!!! manda para cá!!! ; )

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