Crafting Chavs

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bathrobe Extended

Anna gave me a lovely bathrobe for Christmas (here) that she created.  I love it except for the length.  When I sat down on a cold surface, well, it was a shock.  So, I decided to lengthen it. I won't bore you with the number of terry cloth bolts I looked at trying to find a compatible print (no success) so I looked for white.  I didn't want plain white, although it would have looked great with a pleat mimicking the pocket.  I found this style, continued to look for a print, and went back to this. 

Since it has texture, I did not include the pocket pleat (well, I decided it would be too much work).  I merely folded the length in half, sewed up the ends, and attached the entire piece to the bottom of the existing hem. It now falls to mid-calf. I didn't think it would be that long but I am happy to report, no more shocks!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hinge Book for Dad

Hinge Notebook
Paper from Fredericksburg, TX

Well, not much to say here. I somehow found time during the hectic move and made a little notebook for dad's birthday. I used graph paper on the inside--something I've been wanting to try.

Because of the size of the graph paper, I couldn't fold it in half to make the pages like you're supposed to, but that just means you can rip them out anyway (I totally did that on purpose, right?). I loooove the goldfish paper! I cut out the cover 3 times because I was being too quick and kept ending up with pieces that had a half fish and a tail, so I finally got a good piece with two whole fishies. Bookbinding: patience required.