Swimminginink

Crafting since the 80's

Friday, September 30, 2005


This is what I came up with today , its huge and full of room , fully lined and had one interior pocket with ribbon trim.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

banana coin purse


I made this little coin purse this morning to add to the monkey bag for my craft swap.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Pencil case


So heres the pencil case I made for a friends birthday , he adores pink floyd so I came up with this.

New Monkey bag


I made this bag yesterday using the jordy tutorial from craftser but changed the handles . I hand painted the monkey using a piece of silk and silk paint , it turned out pretty well , I also embellished the patch with blue seed beads . Its fully lined and interfaced so it stands alone , also it has two inside pockets , one large and one that fits a mobile phone and a pen.
While sewing the patch I did make a bit of a Boo Boo on the right hand corner , so I made a felt aplique of bananas to cover it , then I thought aww he needs a pineapple too , then I stopped before the whole bag was covered in felt fruit.

This baby is destined for a craftswap , my swap partner likes monkeys . I wish I could keep it cus I really like it and it took me 3 hours to make , but its a labour of love so I dont complain. Im not happy with this picture but its the best I can do for now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


I thought I would post a couple of things I have made recently.


I made this Magnet for a Craft Swap I was in , the lady who I swapped with sent me a pic of herself and I drew her .

I then stuck the image to quite thick cardboard and laminated the whole thing using sticky back plastic ( I have a unhealthy love for this stuff now). Anyway all that being done a magnet was placed with 'No more nails' on the back .

Very easy to do , but the effect was great.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

New Blog

Ok , so everybody seems to have a Blog nowadays , so I dont feel deprived I have got myself one too .

Also its a good place to post all my crafty and creative goodness / sometimes badness.

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