Wednesday, 29 February 2012

TV Table Cover

 A few years ago, I got Jeremy a TV table for beside his bed in his room, since there was no other surface to put things on, since his desk had a television on it. It was a solid wood, very sturdy table, and I liked it so much, I got on for myself to extend my crafting area when I needed to, but was easy to fold up.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Custom Built Purse - Accordion Fold Pocket

This is my accordion fold pocket. The folds that are put in the edges allow the pocket to expand, without pushing or stretching any of the fabric. This is good for thicker items, like my cell phone (it's a really old slider phone) or my Nintendo DS.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Custom Built Purse - Simple Pocket

I got the idea for this very simple pocket from my pattern for my ebook reader cover.It's a great pocket for small, thin items like an iPod, pens, pencils, a nail file or a magazine.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Custom Built Purse - Choosing the Fabric

In my post of Wednesday, I explained the first step to making your custom purse, determining the function of you bag and making a basic design.

The next step to making a bag is to decide what fabrics you want to use. I have chosen the following fabrics, the black oval fabric for the Main outside, the striped pattern is for contrast of the outside, the tree pattern is for the inside the zippered pockets and the Asian black work pattern is for the lining of the bag and the inside pockets.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Custom Built Purse - Designing the Bag

Current bag with all of my stuff.
I have a huge problem. Whenever I have to buy a new purse, I can never find one that is large enough for all of what I consider daily necessities. If I do happen to luck out and find one large enough, it is simply a pretty grocery bag that has no pockets and I am simply expected to carry everything all together, which would be horrible for the screens of all my electronics.

Just some of the things I carry on a normal day.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Welcome to SewThrillingCrafts

Caribbean Cruise in November 2010
Hi, my name is Steph. 

I have a fascination with different types of hobbies. I have learned over time how to knit, crochet, sew, cross stitch, fold origami, paint, work with polymer clay, cook, bake, how to decorate cakes, cookies and cupcakes and much much more.

I wanted to start this blog as a way to share what I do with the world, or at least people who have similar interests as myself.
Big White, BC in February 2011

Before I start to share ideas, I figured I should tell you a bit about myself.

I'm in my mid-twenties and I've lived in south-western Ontario all my life. I recently moved out of my parents to an apartment with my boyfriend of nearly nine years, Jeremy. Besides crafts, I love to ski and play soccer, I've doing both for about as long as I've been walking. I have also recently starting to take Aikido, a Japanese form of martial arts that teaches you to use your opponents momentum against them.

I am working as a mortgage specialist for a mortgage company, handling property taxes for our mortgages.

I also have a shop on Etsy, which can be found at

Thank you for following my blog.