Last week, I received a personal message from Craftster saying that my travel wallet had been included in the Purses, Bags and Wallets Featured Projects of 2011. I consider this an honour simply because hundreds (or thousands?) of projects are posted in that board each year.
As I've mentioned here before, I have sort of abandoned my travel wallet project. I intended to make a pattern for it last year but when I encountered problems with the pattern and with the binding, I got frustrated and set it aside. The news from Craftster, however, has inspired me to work on this pattern again. After all, I did have all I needed ready and I even have the most appropriate fabrics for it.
I worked on a new travel wallet yesterday and surprisingly, everything just fell easily into place...from the pattern down to the binding. I wondered why it was so hard before! And I must say, the resulting wallet is really one of the best things I have ever sewn!
|Closed wallet. What you think of that fabric?|
|Left side with passport and ticket pockets plus a long pocket and a pen loop|
|Right side with ID window and card slots plus 2 extra pockets and a luggage key holder|
|Filled with everything I will ever need at the airport!|
I feel confident that I can finish this pattern this time around. If you think the fabric I used is awesome, wait till I show you another fabric I bought specifically for this....
Lately, I have been enjoying my non-baking time sewing stuff. Apart from the cosmetic bags and this travel wallet, I also made myself an apron. I used my son's work apron as my pattern.
The fabrics are from David Textiles' Kiss the Cook range.
When my apron was in the wash the other day, I had to borrow my daughter's. I could tell she didn't want me using hers. When I told her I was making an apron, she said, "Good, so you don't have to borrow mine." After I had sewn this, I went to her room and flaunted it in front of her. Then she said, "Can we swap?"
Naaah. This one's mine...but I'm letting her borrow it, of course.