Midnight Betty

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This Saturday Weng and a friend of his are doing a pin-up style photo shoot. They have the most awesome model booked and I’m very keen to meet her. I so chuffed that I’m going along! I may not stay the whole shoot but I’d be keen to just see a few shots and help out where I can.

Anyway, the purpose of this post is to show you the cigarette box that Weng and I have been making. We went out on Saturday looking for some black wrapping paper. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any. But fortunately, we found this box file instead. It’s already a nice shiny black and we only have to cover the inside in velvet. How cool is that?! Both Weng and I were chuffed!

So we spent a bit of time on Sunday evening making up some paper pattern pieces to pin to the velvet. Its easier than marking directly on the velvet as it tends to slip and slide like a demon! Once all the pieces were cut out, I covered the edges in some stuff called Fray Check. It stops fabric from unravelling. It seems to have helped quite a bit.

When I get home from work tonight, I’ll make a couple of holes in the side so I can attach the ribbon to go around her neck. I’ve got some silver rivets at home so that should be pretty easy to do. Then we will be sticking the velvet to the box. More pictures to follow once the glue has set and its all done.

I’m so excited! I love crafting projects! Especially ones that let me use velvet! Weng has kindly let me have all the rest of the velvet. I don’t know what to make with it first! Hee hee hee! I’m thinking some really cute little velvet bows but not sure what for. Shoes? A little bow brooch? Actually, I’ve got some brooch pins coming from U-Handbag some time this week. Either way, I’ll put up a picture of whatever it is that I make and write a little tutorial for it too.

Oh and I almost forgot! Did a quick little run to McCulloch and Wallis at lunch time today and picked up the most gorgeous silk flower for the model’s hair. Cost a fortune but I don’t care. I’d be happy to wear it myself, it’s just so pretty! I think it would go wonderfully with the navy polka dot dress I have planned. Well, planned for when I finally finish off all of the my handbags that are on my list to make! I also bought the zip for the Diaper Bag, some medium-sized silver press studs and some snaps and a tool to attach them to the fabric.

Before leaving for work this morning, I managed to sew the handles up for the diaper bag and mark up where the zip will be sewn in. I’m excited and nervous. I’ve never put a zip in like this. I really hope it works out. I have faith in Lisa’s instructions so I know I will be totally fine. I’ll put a picture up of it once its done. I know its only a zip and probably won’t be all that interesting, but hey, what the heck, it’s a sewing blog, right?

Anyway, thats it from me for today.




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