• Custom Work,  KSC Designs,  Sewing

    Bling Holders

    Or more formally: jewelry rolls! A good friend contacted me to ask about making a custom jewelry holder for her. She has some store bought examples with her that each has some features that she liked, along with some problems. I can tell you, I haven’t pondered over a design this hard in a while. I kept waking up in the middle of the night with a new idea or solution to an issue. But after much deliberation, this is what I came up with! (as always, click to see a larger version of the photos) The outside is about the size of a paperback book, with a button and…

  • Custom Work,  KSC Designs,  Sewing

    Sweet Little Lace Knitting Bags

    My friend Becky approached me about making some drawstring bags for her, with a special twist. She wanted to use them for her lace knitting, and she didn’t like that her needles were getting caught up in her projects when they were all in a bag. Her suggestion? Grommets! Each bag has two grommets at the top that you can stick your needle through, so they are on the outside of the bag! (For circulars, of course). Then the needles won’t get all caught up in your lace! (Or any project for that matter) I made two different bags: Light and… dark! These sweet little bags are going to be…

  • Sewing,  Weaving

    I Made Cloth!

    My weaving study group has spent the last year working on the study of colour – how it works, how it doesn’t, how to apply it to a project, terminology….you get the idea. To wrap up this particular study, we decided that we would all make a finished project. (Up until now we had been following sample projects and making little swatches to give to everyone in the group. Educational, but not all that interesting). I have really wanted to try two things with weaving – working with wool, and making cloth that is meant to be cut up and sewn into another product. So for this exercise, I did…