Thanks for the lovely comments about my Sock Sack for the DS. I must come clean though – it wasn’t really an orphaned sock – I bought it especially for the project as I could not resist the jaunty stripes. I used a pair of knee high socks and will be able to get three projects from each sock so that is fairly economical, right?? I seem to have blown my annual crafty budget on the Japan trip so if I can’t make it from what I have, it has to involve recycling or cheap supplies. Perhaps I should have asked the flight attendant for some of those airline socks!
Anyway I promised another project from the sock offcuts. From the toe section I was able to make this sunglasses case (but it could be used for anything really). I cut the sock near the heel, overlocked the raw edge, and then sewed some contrasting fabric to make the channels for a flex frame to slip though. I don’t think I will lose my sunglasses in my handbag now!
I have had some requests for a peak into my Japanese fabric goodies. Here are some gingham fat 1/8ths that I bought in a range of colours and textures. I love how Japanese craft books include bits of gingham in their projects.
You can never have too many Lecien spots
I love the range of trims that are available in Japan, especially the ones printed on linen tape.
Another crafty item that I found in Japan was a range of chimes/bells/squeakers to go inside soft baby toys. I have never seen them locally and they will be fun to incorporate into my next softie to give it a ‘voice”.
Don’t forget you have until midnight Saturday WST to enter our giveaway. Next post I will show you the third and final sock project.
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