I am one of those people that tries not to waste things. Whilst for many that might include saving money, for me it also includes into textiles. Incidentally I have a massive bag of scraps that I keep in the hopes of matching patchwork things. So in preparations for my family’s travels to Hong Kong and China, when my dad wanted me to put my sewing skills to use I figured that the scraps would be useful in making some travel money purses/ satchel. In order to make this, I would take these scraps as well as save some money.
Here are some images of the final product (I’m not game enough to show you my ugly bag of scraps…hmmm maybe that could be another project):
So I made two travel satchels, one out of calico with an electric blue cotton lining and the other was with a printed cotton of a combi van with two other types of fabric lining. Both of these satchels have two different pockets, one attached with a zipper and one with a button. The zipper is to hold the travel money and credit cards, whilst the button pocket is big enough to hold your passport. You simply tie the strap through the side loop and tie around the waist. I personally love the combi van one out of the two. The print combi van is originally from a kid’s t-shirt, and I love the analogy of the combi van, because it brings out the sense of travel and adventure. I hope that when you look at these, it also brings out your sense of adventure. If you guys ever need me to make one, let me know! It will definitely improve my sewing skills.
What do you guys think?
Looking in hindsight, 2010 has been a tough one, filled with its highs and lows. As a result, the question of my future is forgotten because one somehow gets emotionally and mentally caught up in the here and now. Nevertheless, it is strange enough that WordPress sends me an email encouraging me to once again blog. Reading the statistics, and hearing the responses from everyone has brought hope into my work and help me think of 2011 as a fresh start.
To look towards the future with positivity and pick up this blog with I had left behind. I hope that this year will be provide opportunity to demonstrate my design abilities and share it to the world. So please, keep an eye here and I’ll try and post my recent projects and things that I am working on.
I’ll leave you with an image of one of my recent design works. It was supposed to exotopic demonstrate of a pair of peonies, but in taking photos for my presentation, I fell in love with the contrast of the harsh colour of the black background with the delicate balsa wood peonies. It isn’t even glued together.I hope you like it!
It has been a long time since I have posted. I guess it has been due to my life being really busy with uni and hanging out with friends that making creative projects just seem to fall by the wayside. Even now, sometimes I feel as though that general procrastination wins over because it is easier. The difficulties of being a committed blogger. However, I thought I would display one of my projects that I have been pleased with and hopefully indicates the path of being a designer.
Fact about me: every since I was in year 8, I have always had a lingering fascination with trees. I blame my visual art teacher, who made us study trees and waves as part of the art topic. Every since then, I have always thought trees are beautiful. Lying underneath them staring through the cracks that are made between the branches and the leaves, exploring its surface from touching the bark, trees seem to provide some form of protection and cover from the busyness of the world. I was probably influenced by the Giving Tree from Shel Silverstein.
Forward to now, where I had to create a 2D and 3D project demonstrating point, line, plane project for Studio 1. I found my inspiration from this photograph of this above tree. I was drawn to the colours of red flowers of the tree and the bright contrast of the blue sky. So here is my final project completed.
Hopefully this would demonstrate the basic design theory of point, line and plane. It was kind of fun getting my hands into sewing textiles again.
My favourite part of the project is this tree. It is made from copper wire and then painted with red acrylic paint to match the red thread. I think my tutor like this part the best because of the intricate nature of the wire demonstrating the concept of line.
Let me know what you think. I thought it was fun project overall. I have since made a tote bag out of the point, line, plane project which I hopefully can use even more in the future.
Til another time, ciao!