Monday, February 28, 2011

Inspiration for cut-work patterns

I went to the library today and sketched some patterns which might work for the cut work patterns I use on my soap totes. (Soap totes are like a hanging soap dish). These were from a book called "1000 Patterns," by Drusilla Cole. I drew them using Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Back in the Saddle

I had the pieces of this wallet sitting around for a long time. It has been a rough winter. I had thought my fatigue flares were a thing of the past, but my recovery is not proceeding according to my agenda. Feels great to be back in the workshop! This wallet is a warm-up for a custom wallet. I had to make one to remind myself of the order of operations in making this accordian-style organizer wallet.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Viking Shoes

Skymring posted a how-to video on instructables about making Viking shoes. I'm going to make a cut file based on this pattern and try it out with recycled vinyl tarps. She recommends thick leather but I want to see for myself how the tarp will behave. I know that the vinyl as a sole material will be super slippery (Viking curling sliders!). Perhaps I could used PlastiDip for the sole or glue on some recycled rubber inner tube.