A Bag in a Bag in a Bag

So instead of wardrobe building, I spent April purely focusing on my Craft Book Challenge craft: The Origami Bag from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches.

You know how you put small objects in a larger bag and they always seem to fall to bottom corners so you end up digging and digging or dumping the entire contents just to find the darn thing?  Yeah, I was in desperate need of something to solve this problem.

When I take my earrings off before my workout I can throw them in one of these bags and easily retrieve them without a hassle.  I can use the larger ones for toiletries, intimates, electronics, etc.  These bags come in 6 different sizes (extra-small, mini, small, medium, large, extra-large) so there is a size for just about everything.

Because I wanted to use up a little more fabric in the stash I even made a second set which I have hopes to offload to someone in need (or want!) of some catch-all bags.

I still have a few more to complete, but I am so ready to get back to more sewing for the wardrobe.

-Nizzy

A Bag in a Bag in a Bag

Seeing Double

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Two was the magic number for this project of eyeglass lanyards for my mother-in-law. 

I created a double loop secured with two strands of fishing line for extra strength.   I used seeds and 3mm crystals because I wanted something classy and small enough so there weren’t any huge beads swinging at the side of her head all day.  Hopefully they are a good color match for her red and blue pairs of glasses.

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I always have a blast creating beaded projects or anything crafty for that matter.  What’s even more exciting for me is this fairly decent (non-Instagram) photo I created with my crappy cell phone camera.  My flash wouldn’t work for some reason so I couldn’t get the light that I needed, but with a few adjustments I got a photo that’s clear and bright enough to see the beads and I was even able to add my blog’s copyright text.    AND it doesn’t look like its straight out of the 1970’s with that muted-color, grainy filter that’s so popular.   

Nizzy 1, Instagram 0. 

Hey, I’m easily amused at the simple things.

-Nizzy

Seeing Double

Cables…in RED!

Here’s a hat and scarf of my design knitted a few months ago and gifted to a co-worker.  My very first set!  I usually don’t bother with knitting a set because I am using yarn from my stash (still trying to cut) and probably don’t have enough of the same kind to make one.

The red was not intentional for the holiday season.

  • Fiber: Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic), Cherry Red, Medium Weight (4)
  • Yarn Care: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle; tumble dry; do not bleach; do not iron; dry cleanable
  • Weight/Yardage:   5oz (140g), 256yds (234m)
  • Gauge: 17st x 23r = 4in(10cm) on size US 8/5mm needles

-Nizzy

Cables…in RED!

Nizzy’s Necklace and Earrings

Necklace with red drops on brass chain and focal

 

Earrings with red drops and rondelles on brass findings

I had these done for sometime now, but I’m just getting around to getting some pictures of it.  This piece was inspired by a friends not-so-similar necklace which used brass drops.  Haven’t worn this yet, but I’m looking forward to putting it on.

Nizzy’s Necklace and Earrings