Wednesday, May 23, 2012

make-up rolls

Now that their recipients have probably received them, I can share two make-up rolls I made with you.


The first one was made for my sister-in-law's birthday. She likes orange and aqua (among other colours) and likes mixing different styles and patterns. The Innocent Crush print I used for the outside struck me as going with her style quite well, so I used it as a starting point for choosing the fabrics.


The background is Quilter's Linen ( I want to say it's aqua, but I bought it as part of a FQ bundle, so I'm not absolutely sure ...)  and the orange prints are by Monaluna. The purple print is from Lizzy House's Outfoxed and goes really well with the Innocent Crush print, I think!


I went on mixing colours in the button thread and the closure and I really like the result!

red and aqua make-up roll

The second roll is for my friend Dana who has recently discovered the joys of make-up. I asked her what kind of fabrics she would like and she said she'd like something red and that she's a big fan of stripes, dots and stars. The above is what I pulled together from my stash. Another Innocent Crush print, the same Quilter's Linen as background and then some prints from Rosalie Quinlan's Folk Heart, plus a starry print with no information on the selvedge that I bought several years ago.

make-up roll detail

I added a little Oilily lip balm as an extra surprise, since I know Dana loves the brand and the design was perfect for this roll!

make-up roll outside

This one I could have easily kept for myself! The colour combination is one of my favourites as is that lovely red print. I think it's time to make a roll for myself! Now only to decide on the fabrics ...! What would you go with, classic prints  and calm colours or modern, bold and punchy? Maybe I'll have to make two to suit my mood! :-)


Kirsty@Bonjour said...

These are awesome - great gifts. I really love that quilter's linen too, pretty like linen but much easier to sew. How gorgeous is that lip balm tin - it would make the cutest little storage tin when it's empty. You could make one into a little travel sewing kit. I love how the tin matches the roll - perfect addition!

Rachel Hauser said...

They are both SO pretty. I love the fabrics you chose and that button. Definitely - you should be next!!!

The Muse of The Day said...

You absolutely should make yourself two - one in a bold color way and the other more subdued - perhaps a little embroidery could be added as well. Don't forget the Oilily tin - that was a super special touch and you deserve no less. You did a great job on both of them. They must have loved their gifts. Did they take a long time to come together? It looks like a bit of a puzzle to me. Nice job, Eva.


Sarkku said...

I like those a lot!! Maybe I should try also... Batiful fabrics!