Friday, December 16, 2011

Travel handmade

Before I left for my Hong Kong vacation I had to take a pic of all my handmade travel bags.
Jeni posted sth. similar before she went to sewing summit and I really liked seeing all the handmade goodies all together.

Before I took the pic I didn't realize that I have so many handmade bags and other goods in my suitcase.

I made some of these things last minute. Just a few hours before I left.
Like the case for my sony tablet which I bought as a early birthday gift (I will turn 30 in january) for myself.
Of course I needed a case to bring the tablet safe to Hong Kong and all the way back to germany.

I wanted to use lots of tiny scraps which I got from lovely sewing friends this year. I had so much fun going through all these treasures and putting them together.

For the background fabric I used my cute text print which I got from Ayumi earlier this year.
I saved the fabric for a special craft and I couldn't find a better project to see the lovely print every day.

I used Faith ipad tutorial for the bag. I just had to change the measurements a bit and it fits like a glove.
I hand quilted around the colourfull squares on both sides and I hand quilted circles all over the entire bag.
Sadly it's hard to be seen on the text fabric.

I'm definetly making another project with using those tiny squares. It's the best way to use up all the tiny left over fabrics.

Since I wasn't sure if I'm allowed to bring a needle (and my hexagon kit) on the plane (which was no problem at the end) I had to make a super quick bag for my crochet stuff.

I used Jeni's awesome drawstring tutorial. I just had to change the measurements to make it small enough to fit in my handbag.

I have to admit that I didn't make any crafty projects during the flight. I just slept (because I was lucky enough to have 2 seats on both flights) or watched some movies.

Some of my handmade travel goodies are already given away to my sisters.
The handbag turned out to be to small for me. I didn't use the bag at all so I gave it to my older sister.
The handmade wallet is now at my sis home because I bought myself a new wallet in Hong Kong.


  1. I'm in love with those tiny squares. They're so cute and colorful. :3

  2. I love everything in this post especially the teeny tiny square applique! You made the most adorable things, Isa!!

  3. Eeee, love your handmade travel goodies Isa! So many lovely goodies! :)