It’s been one of those weeks when time has flown by but with little to show for it!
I’ve been working on designs for a couple of bags for transporting guitar pedal boards. My teenage daughter fronts a band with her friend and they have made themselves boards on which to attach their effects pedals – very enterprising but they are heavy and awkward to carry around.
As the boards are custom made they require custom made bags; these must be waterproof and they must be able to carry them along with carrying their guitars.
This is my initial plan for a zip around laptop style bag. I managed to get some cheap PVC fabric from my local Dunelm Mill http://www.dunelm-mill.com/ where I also snapped up some lengths of continuous zip and packs of zip pulls – these were a real bargain!
Some 5cm thick foam to cushion the pedals (cut to size from The Foam Centre in Edinburgh http://foamcentre.org.uk/about.php), and handles, strapping & fitments from http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/ I’m almost ready to get sewing!
At our first meeting of Young Embroiderers for the New Year we made Christmas roses by needle felting centres to felt flower shapes then adding french knots and a brooch back. These were lovely and everyone went home wearing their flowers.
I thought this would make a nice card for my sister in law on her birthday so made this double layered purple flower brooch and attached it to the front of a card.
These are so quick and easy to make using purchased felt but would be even nicer using homemade felt.
Hope to have an update on the pedal bags next time.