Friday, 26 February 2010

Pretty Plain

Some prototypes, waiting to be embellished, decorated, and generally frou-frou'd up: storage baskets that stand up on their own, thanks to pockets that hold pieces of cardboard; reversible, adjustable headbands; and a mini portfolio case.

It's sort of a scale model of one that will be big enough to hold a sketchbook. I'm hopeless with sketchbooks, preferring loose bits of paper, so this is a compromise that keeps all those bits in one place.


I'm so pleased with the fastener!

Cardboard in the pockets for stiffness, a flexible spine so it'll hold spiralbound books, and a pocket for really tiny scraps of paper.

If anyone's interested in seeing patterns for these, let me know and I'll put up a few tutorials next week. That'll remind me how I made them, too, because at the moment all the instructions are on scraps of paper.

18 comments:

Kayanna said...

These are wonderful!! I would love to see how you made the buckets... Those would be very handy around here.

june at noon said...

I love the idea of a book cover that can hold a notebook AND all the little scraps! Yes, a tutorial would be great!

On A Lark said...

Can't wait to see the storage baskets!

Colleen Mulrooney said...

Oh i LOVE these, esp. the itty-bitty paper holder... I also have all my creative ideas penciled on pieces of paper all over the place. Maybe it's a sign of creative genius, but it drives me nuts!

Fatima said...

Wow Jesse!
I'd love to see the instructions for these.
I really need to make up some storage boxes soon as I'm going slightly nuts.
I have a sketchbook filled with ideas, but I've never ever gotten around to them.

Cristina said...

Well they look very gorgeous, patterns, let me see..... you know i'm a sucker for patterns, and that basket with pockets got me curious.
Thank you in advance :)

deanna said...

I love the notebook with a pocket for paper scraps. I would like to see how you make that.

Thank you for sharing!

Carrie said...

The storage baskets, please!

Yardwork said...

the headbands look very interesting! nice idea.

I thought I left a comment the other day, but it didn't show up! I think the hearts made a great little under shirt and they'd be cute on the bloomers to match. :-)

flowerpress said...

I'd like to know how to make the sketch book holder, then I might not have to look through all of mine to see which one I'm up to!

Lawre said...

It makes me so happy that i am not alone in the organization thing. I have an order for some knitting bags- I don't remember the details, lost the paper, so have to ring-up the customer and get her to give me the low-down. So glad it is a friend.

Pinktulip said...

I would love to see a tutorial. I have never made a book cover and have actually been thinking of making a standard cover for my reading books.

L'Atelier said...

i would love a tutorial- but even more, the finished product.... first thing i thought i hope she will put them in her shop (the storage baskets)--- second i definitely will be buying one of these (the portfolio!)

painted fish studio said...

brilliant idea!

Michelle said...

The mini portfolio case would come in handy for all my notes and documents. I look forward to seeing the pattern for this one.

Gallery32 said...

I must have one of those sketchbook holders. Please let me know if you begin to sell them. Can't wait :)

else said...

I love the portfolio case. A tutorial
would be SUPER!!

Natasha Korff said...

yes yes, please!!!! i love tutorials. I want to try to have one on my blog each week, but it's hard work. my total is at one now.

dis nou nie met lap nie, maar ek is seker mens kan dit met lap ook doen.