Friday, August 29, 2008

I had a go . . .

I got this crazed idea that I could make a new wallet. I searched for tutorials and had a go at this one. Don't even remember where it came from. Instructions were OK, but I just didn't really like the finished product.Then I went searching for more patterns. I couldn't find what I was looking for, so found an old wallet in the cupboard and thought I would try and make it up. I guess that's where I started going wrong. From a distance it doesn't look too bad . . .
. . . but up close, it was looking VERY homemade and ordinary. I was disappointed as I just loved the flower fabric - but I had a goSo then I needed a dose of success, so off I went and baked more of these yummy felted cakes.. . . and a little sneak peak at the bag I'm making for Linda's Bag/Bucket swap

16 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

Good on you, Annie, for having a go! I do like the flower fabric too. The felted cupcakes look great. I have finished my bag/bucket for the swap - it turned out well - I hope she likes it. It's a bit nerve racking because it's my first swap!. I can't wait to see what yours looks like finished! Kathryn.

nicolette said...

I love the first two pictures of the wallet. The blue/brown fabric is somewhere in my stash too!

trashalou said...

i love them. Especially the flower fabric

Chookyblue...... said...

you tried.....and I love the cakes......

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great cupcakes! Love the fabrics you used on the wallets - the first one especially! On the flower wallet you could consider topstitching the bias binding so that it sits a bit flatter.

Rachelmp said...

Love your fabric stash there Annie! Wallets look tricky, especially the ones with zips. Can't wait to see your finished bag too

Leanne said...

Love those cakes ...at least you had a go at the wallet better luck next time.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Annie, I just found your blog and I love your cute cupcakes, so adorable and as we are approaching Autumn it is fun to see your Spring garden photos. I've got lots of flower photos from my recent trip back home to England you may enjoy seeing on my blog :)
Catherine

wonderwoman said...

i think they all look great and the sneak peek at the bag looks lovely, gorgeous material!

xx

Melanie said...

Hia Annie, you had a go and that's the main thing. I think they both look fine.

Oh my yes the felted cup cakes look wonderful. Edible!

I'm now itching with curiosity about your bag.

picciolo said...

I think your wallets look great, but there is nothing worse than feeling disapointed when something is finished. Your cupcakes were definatley a success though!
: )

Rachael Rabbit said...

I really like your wallets - I think you are being too hard on yourself. But making cupcakes cheers anyone up ;-)

Jenny said...

Well I think the wallets turned out really well-they look very tricky to make. Your cupcakes are scrumptious and that bucket bag will make someone very happy.

Heleen said...

Your wallets look real pretty, but I know the feeling when things turn out a little different.
The cupcakes look delicious!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Ok we won't look closely at it but from here it looks great.....

Jacquie said...

from my point of view they both look great...it has a working zipper for goodness sake! sorry you are disappointed...i know how that feels. the cupcakes are again soo cute!