This pretty Lecien fabric has been in my stash for a while, and had used some of it to make this pretty scarf from some of a few weeks ago. I'm on my holipops from work this week, and hadn't sewn very much (YET!!) as I've been busy seeing friends and family, so this morning when Mr F went to work, I got my machine threaded up and started planning and cutting. I am trying to use up all my smaller pieces of fabric and trimmings and wadding and decided to tackle some smaller projects. I was still in my PJ's at this stage.....
.....I used my favourite cosmetic bag pattern, "Anna's Sminkepung" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa, but decided to use just one fabric for the outside of the bag rather than two. Anyway, I cut and quilted and trimmed and bound edges, and decorated one edge with this pretty lace-trimmed pink velvet ribbon that my friend Eva had set me from Norway AGES ago - I hadn't used it because it was just so pretty, but decided today was the day to use it!! I secured it into place with a blind-hemming stitch.....
.....this was quilted very simply all-over with a cross-hatch design. All the inside seams have been neatened with single-fold binding, and it's got a nice flat bottom. One of my labels has been added too, and it's ready to use! Now my lipsticks have got a very pretty new home!! Right then - better look for some more fabrics in my stash because I've still got a little bit more ribbon to use and I've still got the sewing bug! *I buy most of my Norwegian patterns from my friend Hanne's shop Lappedilla in Norway, and from Lapp-Elisa in Sweden.
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