Wednesday, 30 July 2014

4 way back pack shoulder bag in Etsy shop!

This is the new listing in my Etsy shop.

This front pocket is a zipper pocket.
I always use the YKK zipper which is the best zipper in the world!

It opens very smoothly.

There are 2 side pockets and are deep enough to carry 500ml water bottles.

There's this 2 pockets on back side which will be very handy when you are travelling.

This back side zipper will fit long purse easily.

When you put your purse through this zipper,

you are actually putting it inside the pocket of the main compartment!
I call it a magical pocket!

There's one zipper pocket inside as well.

The main compartment closes with a zipper so it is very safe.

You pull these two straps from centre and

use it as a shoulder bag

the strap is length adjustable, so you can make it long  and

use it as a messenger style bag.


Pull two straps from both sides, and

use it as a back pack,

Hold the handle around the top part to carry it like a tote!
This handle is very handy when you are travelling.

There are two metal parts at the bottom.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

4Way back pack bag, storage craft and a sock

I've made this 4Way back pack bag with this lovely antique Hungarian linens and a natural tan leather hide.

I have hand stitched all leather parts, so it took me few days to make it.

I've added this small secret pocket at the back too!

Just love these Hungarian linens, all with different natural tones.

The bag will close with this YKK zipper.

Lovely natural leather at the bottom for an easy care.


I am now knitting my second pair of socks.


We have this chunky coffee table which was made by my husband long time ago.

This middle section looked very handy to have, but actually,
it isn't very useful as is, so...

I've made this strange object with cardboards and made

dividers for the middle section!

I'll be decorating it with the special sheet in few days time.

As I was working with the cardboard,
I decided to make few more trays for this shelf.


My working space is so much tidier now!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Personalized desk organizer and remakes and...

I have made this compact but very useful organizer for my work desk.
Everything I need are right here!

I especially like this hook stand.

I've used a wire hanger for the hook.

I've made this small drawer for hand stitch needles and threads.

All trays are angled down so everything is stored in an angle.
It makes it so much easier to take things out.

Now my organizer is made, I've started on remaking my husband's iphone case.
He made a mark on the inside fabric, and as he is likely to make another one,
I have decided to remake it with a leather interior.

I undid hand stitches and glued the leather,
and then hand stitched it back together.

It looks as if nothing has been changed, as I used the same colour leather.

Love the aging look on this natural leather.


I casually searched the net for a better filter which will ionize as well as remove fluoride,
and found myself in a huge maze.
There are so many varying information about it, and confused hell out of me.
Then I have ended up in NSF site which seems to be reliable than those sites
that are promoting their own filters.
It had a guide for the contamination reduction claim, and it only listed
"distillation" and "Reverse Osmosis" as an effective technology to remove fluoride.
So now, I am very suspicious about my own filter, claiming 90% removal of fluoride.
And I have found a discussion about this issue, and to my disappointment
the person had done a personal testing and found it did not at all remove fluoride.
So now I have two options.  Distillation or RO.
Well, I have heard that distillation will take all minerals out and is not very good to drink for a long period of time, and it will use electricity... and RO wastes lots of water and also is claimed to be not good to drink over a long period of time.
At this moment, my brain couldn't take any more information so I'm giving it a rest for a while.
But my husband is quite keen on reverse osmosis and will look for an easy DIY type which will remove but also add minerals to the water.

Friday, 18 July 2014

15 hand made ipad cases finished!!

I had been working on these 15 ipad cases for these few days.
I am soooo tired, but happy to see them all completed!!

They are for the students at my husbands school.

These are hand spun wool from my mother's stock.
I spun them into double, and washed it.

I have then knitted this socks from them.

I'm now knitting another one in different colour.
These are presents I'll send to England in their winter.