Saturday, 9 May 2009

It's Rocket Boy.....

This is what I have been working on the last few days, it is Ebi-kuns new bag for our trip home, everyone needs a new holiday bag don't they? (hubby would disagree on that but he is a bloke...). I have had the idea bouncing around for a while and when I sat down to do the math and work out how to put it together I nearly gave up, it was the zip and how to put it in which was the problem. Ebi-kun saw the sketches and then when I said I might make a robot instead he went mad so I had another go... sometimes it is that little push that is needed.


All in all it turned out quite well, I love the window with him looking out and the door with his robot inside....
The rocket blasters took me 2 hours to sew on but were worth the effort and punctured fingers
The zip pull is a little space cadet, Ebi-kun got very excited when he noticed this detail :o)
There is a handy pocket in the top for his nose bleed tissues and other small objects...
The inside is lined and has loads of pockets, I couldn't get a good photo. Ebi-kun has asked for a chest strap like his other bag so I will have to add that later. I don't think I used the right kind of interfacing, it has wrinkled somewhat and I have no idea why. I was think of making it into a sewing pattern, once I have worked out the problem areas and made a few modifications, what do you think?

On a completely different note, I will be getting an iphone as a mothers day pressie - hurrah! so I decided to download all the video clips off my current phone, these are my two favs, I dare you watch this and not crack a smile.
 
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and he is a right little groover....

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12 comments:

  1. What a fabulous bag! You are so creative and talented. I have the ideas, but am totally incapable of turning them into reality! That giggling fit is hugely contagious!

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  2. Wow. Brilliant bag! He's going to get lots of comments while traveling. Be sure to take cards with your shop's details on it. :)

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  3. those videos are ADORABLE!!!

    and, i've been seriously thinking we need to have a craft day sometime soon! i would love to learn how to make a sock animal (i fell in the with the white and pink star one!) or i want to make some fabric tags with a j. on them but don't know where to start. i've seen yours on your bags in your shop - how did you make them?

    or maybe before any crafting begins, a trip to nippori or other such shop is necessary?? let me know!! :)

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  4. What the!!!???? That is fabulous. Your amazing. What a lucky boy! Best bag ever seen!!

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  5. Ohhhhhhhhh It's amazing!! I love it :D

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  6. That bag is the cutest... I really thought you had made a life size rocket for him when i looked at the first photo!!! But no it is a little pic of the man himself... Excellent project, I love it!

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  7. kawaiiiiiiiiiii ;-)

    i want another playdate with you both! guess it'll have to wait til july now, eh?

    xxx

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  8. I'd love the pattern for this bag - it is fab! Please can we see inside?

    Well done, it is ace!

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  9. The rocket bag looks great, the only time that has happened to me is when the iron was too hot when ironing it on. What fabric did you use? I wonder if its faulty interfacing that has shrank a little? Very strange.

    Those videos are soooo cute :) x

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  10. Fab bag, just right for a little boy. The giggleing video did bring a big grin to my mouth and love the other video too ;)
    Anne xx

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  11. That rocket backpack is seriously cool, amazing work figuring out how to put that together. Every little boy's dream!

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