Line Drawings: Things in the…

A couple of pages from my sketchbook. The top one is “things in our bedroom” and the second is “things in the double parlor”, which we call the TV Room. And unlike, Downton Abbey, in Casa de Loos, the double parlor does not lead to the drawing room…it is just a small room with a giant TV. Although…my studio is just a few steps away and I do draw in it, so…?

sketch book / monica loos

sketch book / monica loos

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I Made a Pencil Pouch

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My boy turned 10 years old yesterday and he has fun sketching and doodling and LOVES pencils and erasers – no idea where this comes from ;). I made him a zipper pencil pouch using inkjet printable canvas on which I had printed one of his drawings. The inside is lined with vinyl and has a camo zipper across the top. These materials where a little difficult to sew together, but I am super pleased with the results, and more importantly, so is the boy.

There are many tutorials for making these lined bags, but I went with this one by Melly Sews: found here.

 

Materials and supplies I used:

  • Inkjet printable canvas by Avery (purchased on Amazon)
  • Vinyl (from fabric store)
  • Scanned drawing
  • 24″ zipper, which I shortened
  • Coordinating thread (orange to shorten zipper, green for top stiching on zipper, white, not shown for all other sewing)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

I cut my fabric to 11″ x 6″

There are more zipper pouches in my future.

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365 DAYS IN MY KITCHEN: 237 + 238

First, let me say that I fell deep into vacation mode in July. It was lovely spending time with family, traveling and celebrating the in-laws 50th wedding anniversary! Thus my sparse posting the last few weeks. I’m back now and working away. Hope everyone here is having a good summer.
guava / monica loos

Guava

Such deliciousness in such a little package. I made this image using a drawing app on my ipad. The 13 second, sped-up video of the process can be seen on my Instagram feed.

donut / monica loosSprinkle Donut