cute little camera case

This is a little project I finished a little while back. I wanted a really small, portable camera case, so I made this. It turned out all right, but there are definitely things that I would do differently if I were to make one again. It is really cute though, and provides just enough protection for a light trip.

DSC_6704Lots of cutting out of pieces – I used a template for the circles and a quilting ruler for the rest of the pieces. The only tricky bit was when I had to figure out how much denim (reusing the hubby’s old jeans – score) and other fabric to complete a piece, considering the seam allowance.

DSC_6712Lots of tacking together of the pieces with the batting in between. I used this horrible green thread that I had from another project, but found it wasn’t different enough from the green polka dot material. Wish I had some red thread, but I don’t really like red, so it’s not likely…

DSC_6735Sewing the end on this tube was one of the hardest parts of the project – you can see where I’ve tried to go over and over it, trying to catch all the layers. There may still be a small gap on the front – oops!!


DSC_6747The gap between pieces was so small that it was really tricky to stitch it up. I made it, but there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears involved (and possibly a few choice words).



DSC_6752But… the end result is pretty cute, I think! The only problem is that I can’t take a photo of my lovely camera case with my camera in it. And it looks way better when the camera is in! IRONY!!DSC_6770

In the end, I’m okay with it – mostly glad it’s done, not sure I’d make one again, unless for good money! What do you think?



photo challenge week 40: shadow

I’m back…!! Did you miss me?

Sorry that I’ve been silent for so long. I knew it would eventually happen. Life got busy – school is crazy, ridiculous┬ábusy at the moment. And we’ve had birthdays, and I’ve not been feeling very well… You know how it is, I’m sure.

Anyway, I’m trying to come back. I’ve got a photo for you today, then I’m going to share another something I’ve been working on later this week. I promise, and I can do that because I’m typing it up tonight.

So… shadow. I’m sure you know by now that I take photos of REALLY random things, but it would seem (I’ve figured out today) that I don’t take photos of shadows. I do take a lot of photos of flowers (I’m sure you know), so here is one in the shadows – I like the way it helps the colours ‘pop’!

Week 40 SHADOWLooking forward to getting back in touch with all of you – and to seeing your versions of ‘shadow’.

12 weeks to go in the photo challenge! (I’ve already failed it, but lets forget that!!)



photo challenge week 37: yellow

Hello all

I’ve decided that I’m going to stop apologising for not blogging. I will be back, and soon, I’m sure. School is too crazy at the moment to spend time on here. ­čśŽ I’d rather be┬áspending time with all of you!

This week, I pulled up an photo from a couple of months ago. This little guy lived at the Natural History Museum in London. He put on quite a show when we were there. Very pretty!

Week 37 YELLOW

Reminds me of Finding Nemo.

I finished a necklace last week… ┬áI’ll share that with you soon, too. But for now, I’m going to bed!



photo challenge week 36: view

I’m feeling a little meh about blogging right now. Maybe I’m just feeling a little lazy. Whatever it is, I’m still here, and I’m sorry that I’m ignoring you. Do any others of you ever feel like that? Any tips on feeling more excited and enthusiastic on blogging.

I think it’s just a general feeling at the moment, really. I’ve just started back in to school, and it’s going well so far. Just the normality of life, I suppose. I’m sure I’ll be back and blogging soon.

The good news is that I’ve been doing lots of crafting and sewing lately. Not finishing much, though. I almost finished my print dress, but it’s waiting to be hemmed. I’ve started and almost finished a kimono top, but I made a few mistakes, so it’s taken longer than I thought, so it’s waiting for arms. That’s how things are going at the moment.

But I’m sure I’ll finish those soon – maybe I’ll go sew now…


To today’s reason for blogging – the photo! This is an old one (last summer), and it always makes me feel a bit homesick. It’s the view from up the mountain above where I grew up. My old house is even in the pic. Love it!

Week 36 VIEW

Enjoy! Looking forward to seeing your views!



photo challenge week 33: clean

This was a hard picture to think of again! I certainly couldn’t take a picture of my house at the moment… ­čśŽ

Here’s what I’ve gone with:

Week 33 CLEAN

I am forever cleaning my glasses. Dirty glasses drive me absolutely batty, and in fact, I am judgemental enough that if your glasses are dirty, I’ve noticed and have wanted to clean them for you. Yup, I’m irritating like that.

Looking forward to seeing what is clean in your world! And don’t forget, you can still join us!



photo challenge week 32: purple

You know, I totally thought that while I was on holiday, I would be better at blogging, not worse.

I’m sorry.

But there are two pieces of good news:

  1. With my lack of blogging, I have been spending lots of time sewing and crafting.
  2. I don’t have many weeks left of holiday.

I will be working on another couple of blogs in the next few days, so do stay around. I know I’ve also been pretty bad a round-ups, but I’m thinking that at this stage it makes the most sense to do one GIANT round up at the end of the summer. Okay?

Anyhow, here is my photo for today’s yesterday’s theme: purple.

Week 33 PURPLE

I love these little photos. Not sure what kind of flower they are, but I think they may be related to the perwinkle. Love periwinkles.



photo challenge week 31: routine

This was another tricky word to find a photo for, especially seeing as I’m in full-blown summer mode – all routine but sleeping seems to have left me behind. You didn’t want a photo of that.

Then this morning, as I finished a part of my ‘routine’, I figured it out.


Coffee – definitely the most important part of my routine! Lovely, strong, black coffee…

And, just because I love you all so very much, I forced myself to make a second cup. And I couldn’t let it go to waste… What a sacrifice.

Just because I know people are reading this thinking ‘Jamie drinks more coffee that that…’, I make a definite effort to cut back during summer week days. Usually just one cup a day. Sometimes two.

And to get your curiosity peaked, here’s a random sneak peak at what I’ve been working on today: