Friday, June 25, 2010

Denim Purse - craft project

My daughter loves to go out and play with her friends, but as her mother I like to know where she is and be able to contact her immediately if I have to. She has a phone that she takes with her so I can call her and tell her to come home when it's time. However it is a bit difficult for her to ride a bike or flicker or simply run around with her phone in her hand. Many times it fell down and soon enough I am sure it won't be any good, the screen will break or something else will go.
So I came up with the denim purse project.

What you will need:

  • old pair of jeans - you can use adult or children's jeans
  • lace
  • ribbon
  • embellishments - I used some heart shaped beads
  • needle and thread - use different colours if you need
  • snap fasteners
  • scissor

How to make the purse - instructions:

I used the pocket form the jeans, but you can cut out any other part of jeans - you will need two parts, I cut out the back part bigger to use it as front flap.

After attaching them together, sew snap fasteners- I used 3- this way the flap will be more secure and items like phone won't fall out from the purse.

Use some embellishments at the back as well, I sew purple ribbon - there is hidden pocket in my purse for other small treasure notes :)

As a strap I used a lace and a ribbon, I twisted the ribbon and sew it to the lace and then I attached it to the purse - first turn it on the left side.

Last few finishing touches- add some embellishments- I used in this case some heart shaped beads in two colours.

This denim purse is just a sample of what you can create, use your imagination and you can get many various great small purses

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sonairte - ecological centre

If you want to spent a few hours outdoors, you should visit Sonairte in Laytown in Co.Meath. It is situated on the banks of the Nanny Estuary. The name Sonairte is derived from a middle Irish word meaning "positive strenght".

The ecological centre contains an organic garden

There is lots of lovely plants to see, I would say the best time to visit the place is spring and early summer

After exploring all the organic produce, go on the walk on the riverside nature trail. Remember to check the weather forecast first as the nice weather helps to enjoy the beauty off the place. It's great for the relaxing afternoon on Sunday.

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