Sunday, 5 May 2013

roll up, roll up

Morning ladies, I've got just an hour before I'm going to the in-laws for dinner - not having a kitchen is a really pain in the arse.  We had the loss adjuster round from the insurance company yesterday.  They will only pay up if it's subsidence and they're trying to wriggle out of it.  He said that to check for subsidence, they'd have to take measurements every 3 months for a year...  A year without a kitchen?!?!  Currently, we have no idea what the hell to do.  But anyway, on to more positive things.  I got that damn jewellery roll finished in time!  


It was only after I'd finished it and finished sewing the binding on that I remembered I hate things like this that tie with ties, so inconvenient... why did I do it?  BUT, it served its purpose and it's pretty!


It's an altered version of the jewellery roll in 100 Pretty Little Projects, altered to remove the earring (blurgh) section.  Each side has a zip pocket, behind the zip pocket is another pocket.  On the right in this photo you can see the centre flap which has a pocket each side and I used mainly for pinning on brooches.


Flip the pocket to the side and you have the same again.  It worked pretty well so I'm happy enough with it.  Even in the binding gave me palpitations in its refusal to be sewn down

Boring post today, sorry about that.  I'll try to get tear gassed again or something...

10 comments:

Maria said...

A year without a kitchen sounds like paradise to me. LOLLL I don't like cooking at all. Love your makeup roll. It looks really useful.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What gorgeous fabric in the jewellery roll, Wendy!!! Love the design too. Good luck with all the kitchen hassles.

Anna said...

Nice idea ! Lovely result !
Have a great Sunday !
Anna

JoJo said...

Don't get me started on my insurance company rant. A year w/o a kitchen? Yikes that'd be hard to take, even if you got a mini fridge, microwave and a hot plate for another room.

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh dear insurance companies always seem to try and wriggle out of their obligations. Hope you get it sorted out soon.

Carrie P. said...

the fabric is perfect for your finished project. well done.

heart of charnwood said...

Wow, you are having a great time of it!

Sandra :) said...

On one hand - a year without a kitchen sounds like a VERY WELCOME BREAK from cooking and the associated prep/cleaning etc. that comes with it. On the other hand - holy (@#*$&)(@#$*&)@#$ no kitchen??!??!? ARGHH what a thing to have to deal with! I hope you can get this settled - waiting a year for an insurance decision seems beyond ridiculous!

The jewellery roll is pretty - I too am not a fan of things that "tie" as a closure - I'd rather a snap or a button/loop or something - I'm a fuddy duddy that way :D

Jane Galley said...

This is quite a versatile pocket, you could use it for so many things. It may have given you a hard time, but it's turned out really well

Samantha said...

I want to see a photo of you wearing a brooch. I have some brooches and never know how to wear them. Show us how it's done :)

You may wait til some of your skin grows back though if you like?