Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hangin' with the crew in Homespun.

If you happen to have this month's Australian Homespun Magazine, you'll see what all that secret squirrel work I was doing last year was about.  It's a big "project of the month" bag-making bonanza! 

As you can see, I'm in fine company....
We were each given the challenge of making a particular piece for a luggage set, working with Amy Butler's "Lark" fabric range.  Over the course of this year, the projects will appear in Homespun and you can work through them as you please.

Since the main photo was done as a double-page spread, I thought I'd find a better version online than I could take myself.  ...Ummm.  No.  I had to take this from Amy Butler's Facebook page and it'sTINY.  Sorry.
Of course, I remembered to hone in on the parts of the picture that included my own work...

I designed a craft-project carry case (what else?), inspired by vintage hat-boxes and beauty cases.  It's a structured oval shaped case that you can sit on your lap.  It has a lid that flips right open and  pockets on the inside of the lid and around the inside wall, so you can access everything you need to craft on the go. (Or I guess you could use it as a beauty case...?).

I also developed the instructions for Amy Butler's contribution to the range.  She provided the pattern and a sample, and I wrote the how-to and made the bag.  It's a big carry-all/overnight bag (and I use one of my samples of it as a swimming bag).

If you can't get the actual magazine in your part of the world, you could subscribe to the digital version here.

9 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

You and Jodie - total RockStars!

Be sure and tell us which issue it starts, I can get the magazine over here, but it's spendy so I don't buy it every month.

Fer said...

Oh wow, that's wonderful! I especially like the craft bag/hat box. :-)

Amanda said...

Love it Nikki. Might have to start buying the Mag again for a while.

Carmel Morris said...

I may need to take out a subscription...

Shocking Hocking said...

wow nikki - well done you - looks fantastic...must get to one of your classes, must get to one of your classes, must...

Katherine said...

Wow! Congrats, Nikki. Love your design and now will be on the look out for this magazine.

CurlyPops said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to blog the beautiful craft...ahem make up bag that you gifted me.

Jess said...

I'm so glad I asked Secret Santa for a Homespun subscription this year. Really looking for to both your contributions (:

Sally said...

Hanging with the cool kids hey? Yay for you.