Monday, June 29, 2009

Once upon a tree & pendibule

My plan was to try making a covered altoid tin, but the design I picked was a little too big. I also discovered I had no idea how to cut out the perfect cardboard template needed. I could make one the same size as the top and that would be too big. I had a template from the Victoria Sampler site, but it was a little too small for what I had in mind. Sounds like a Goldilocks situation.

So I switched and made a little zippered case to hold some stitcher tools and such. This is the summer design in the Once Upon a Tree series from JCS, July/Aug 2009. The entire design would make a lovely bell-pull, but I didn't think I would stitch the whole thing. I like summer and fall (the one to be featured in the next issue) best. Lots of specialty stitches that I slogged through on the 36ct Vikki linen. So glad she will be offering a 32 count version come October. This really makes me think of summer with the wrinkled linen. ;-)



Next, a quickie mini-pendibule just to see how to make one. This design is from Stitch Creations. A little tricky to sew up the seam near the vertices, but the decorative ribbon hides a lot of that.




And the naked mail-art from the previous post arrived at it's new home in just a few days, totally unscathed. Except for the struggle I had with the post office clerk who insisted on attaching the postage label with Scotch tape, it was a perfectly fine experience. The recipients had never seen anything like this and they were appropriately thrilled (at least they acted that way for my benefit).

16 comments:

karenv said...

I love your zippered pouch! Pretty design and colours :)

Pumpkin said...

Cute finishes Annie :o)

That's awesome! I still can't understand how a stamp can stay attached to the fabric by itself though...

Miss 376 said...

Well done on the pendibule, looks great. I've not done one yet

staci said...

Cute finishes! Love the zippered pouch :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love your zippered case, it's great to keep stuff for a project.
I also tried to make a pendibule, I did mine in light grey on red, also did not like the corners - they are rather stiff, the ribbon does not help much.

mainely stitching said...

My attempts at pendibules look like ... well, they look seriously the worse for wear. Yours looks great! And I love how you've finished off the tree project - I thought this was a cute design, but couldn't imagine a bellpull full of them... Great idea!

Liz said...

What a great way to finish up a piece of stitching. We can never have too many pouches - for supplies, that is! Hmmm. Your pendibule looks great, but I'm thinking I'd better do a practice run myself.

Art4Sol said...

I love the look of your little pouch...the linen looks so soft and muted.

Nithya said...

Lovely work. Your blog is really pretty.

Here for the first time and sure would be back and forth from now on. Keep it going.

Do take a look at my blog when you find time.

Sandra said...

Zippered pouchs are so fun to make! Yours turned out perfect, love the colors.

Tins are tricky, I've done a few, still want to do more because at the end they look so lovely!

The best fabric for pendibules is either linen or evenweave, it's easier to do the corners, aida is too stiff for that. But judging by the picture no one could tell it gave you a hard time, is perfectly neat! Congratulations Annie, as always your work is an eye candy.

Mylene said...

Lovely design for the zippered pouch and that is just too cute, the mini-pendibule. I would like to try that one too one day.

Daffycat said...

The little zippered bag turned out sweet!

Siobhan said...

What adorable finishes! Great job.

nima said...

wow...the zipper pouch looks awesome

Ranae said...

Cute finishes, love the zippered case.

tintocktap said...

I love the little tree - it's very pretty!