17 March 2011


I bought this bag a while ago when I was roaming artfire.com. That's the hub where my online shop sits. I was flicking through one of the sellers I like, Rainbow Swilrz, when I came across this. I think I may have waited a day just to make sure but I laughed when I first saw it and just had to have it. It is just so me! The little monster is so cute. I got the nice sunny yellow colour. My excuse was that bright colours will be needed in the UK. My only issue with it was that the strap wasn't long enough so even at its maximum stretch it sat higher on my hip than I liked. Thus the long planned finally done extension.
I had hoped to find a cute but somewhat matching fabric for this project. However, since I leave the country in less than two weeks I decided to make do with something I had in stock. Using a bit of a vague idea in my head and a bit more thought than my last project, I got to work cutting, ironing and sewing. I had already planned to add a phone pocket on the strap coz there's not one inside and it makes for easier access. The first one I made and sewed on was actually too small to fit my current phone so I unpicked it and used a different method and added more space to it. Then I remembered I wanted it lower. So I unpicked again and resewed it in the right place. Finally I cut the strap and sewed this piece in.
I made it longer than I needed so I had a bit of room to adjust it. Now I can make it sit at a happier more comfortable height. The second phone pocket worked much better this time too. It snuggly fits my phone and will hopefully fit the one I'll be using in the UK without it falling out. Now my bag is ready for it's UK adventure too.


  1. What a cute bag! Rar. :)
    I live the strap and the phone pocket, very clever. You're all set to go wandering London now!

  2. This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content and images as well! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel