Tonight I wanted to show you 2 craft projects I am working on.
First, the patchwork strap for the bag I am refashioning.
I have chosen colours that will complement the existing bag. These fabrics are all scraps from my stash of bits of fabric. I have fused the lining to the patchwork using double-sided iron-on interfacing. I am going to make my own bias binding from some black fabric and bind the edges of the strap before attaching it to the bag.
Next is some knitting. I am not the world’s best knitter but this simple dishcloth can be finished in a day or two.
My handcraft projects are generally of a practical nature. Craft evolved as a part of homemaking and this is the way I view it rather than some of the expensive and impractical pursuits which are currently promoted by retailers desperate to sell more materials.
Do you have a favourite craft? What do you create with your craft skills?