Thursday, 17 November 2011

Do you ever get these ideas that you have to put into action straight away?
Well I had one of those creative flashes yesterday and it lead me to a frantic sewing spree!



I have been pondering on a key chain design for quite some time but I couldn't quite figure out what I wanted. Most of my initial ideas were based on things I had seen many times before. And although practical, I wanted something a little more fun. 

Leaf Key Chains


The leaves are improvisational pieced from teeny tiny scraps of fabric, and layered with batting and backing. I cut each leaf shape by hand with my scissors so no two are exactly the same. The edges are finished with a tight V stitch, this makes them a little jagged and curl up a little just like real leaves.



I am loving these leaf key chains to bits and I'm sewing up a couple more to give as Christmas presents as soon as I have restocked on some essential supplies!
Meanwhile these are listed in the shop

x Leila

20 comments:

  1. They have just the right degree of dangle for hanging off a bag clip!

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  2. I love your scrappy leaf keyrings! There is something so pleasing about that shape. I make a different version to sell in my shop too, you can see them in this post http://bearpawandbearpaw.blogspot.com/2011/10/fish-leaves-and-better-times-ahead.html

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  3. very cute! i know what you mean about having something creative that you feel like you need to do right away.
    these turned out great...i could see them as earrings too :)

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  4. Wow je maakt echt super leuke dingen!

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  5. I think these are fantastic! I love when that creative moment hits you and you just have to drop everything and make what your thinking about.

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  6. These are sooooo cute! A few of these on a chain would make a super-cute necklace too!

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  7. Your idea is fun and looks so pretty. I'm looking for those swivel key rings, where do you get yours?

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  8. Love. Actually, got to have...

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  9. I would love those as earrings!

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  10. I thought they were earrings for a moment........fun idea.

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  11. Brilliant idea, they look great.

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  12. I know EXACTLY what you mean about an idea burning and not being able to let it lie until it has been executed! And quite rightly so in this case...so cute x

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  13. They're gorgeous! I thought they were earrings, and think you could use them to make a striking necklace!

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  14. Of course! I can so relate to the urge of bringing a burning idea to reality. Seems to be the opposite of procrastinating. Why does it never happen with tax papers?

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  15. Fantastic mix of cuteness and creative awesomeness. :)

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  16. theyd make great earings too!
    I often wear one long dangly one and a contrasting stud in the other ear.......so Id wear an earing like this even if others wouldnt lol
    Great idea as a key pull too.

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  17. Now that is a great, original idea! Most keychains have things on them that are too heavy and those can damage your ignition. These would be light weight yet still very attractive. Good for you!

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