Friday, March 30, 2007
So a quick trip to Ballarat Patchwork sourced the delicious chocolate brown chenille and his little tummy is vintage.
This was super easy and sewed up in no time - I want to make some more in nice bright colours now!!!
Stay tuned on the chocolate brown chenille-I am working on a new pattern and I may need some willing Guinea pigs to try it out for me. It will be easy and sweet....... any takers?
Friday, March 23, 2007
Quite roomy with a pocket inside and magnetic clasp. The killer was handsewing the bias at the back......
And this is Scribble (for want of a better name).
Much more to Miss 15's likeing although she did have a few colourful suggestions as to the word she would like on the next bag.
( French assignments can do that to a girl)
Master 12 turned up his nose at Scribble saying it was too "squarish" but he liked the look of the face on the back.
So you may as well join in and send me some constructive criticism- If I can take the kids I think I'll cope.
Monday, March 19, 2007
and the teeny tiniest little strawberry ( it looks more like a chilli so maybe I should have said that, but in truth, it was meant to be a strawberry). It is about 10c piece size.
The 3D elements of this are really exciting and at the show I saw teddies and a gorgeous spotted toad stool -
I would like to make some flowers with layers and colours to go on handbags and I would also like to keep going adding spots to the grey fabric - I love spots.
Of course I would like to whip up a little critter or two as well but don't hold your breath on that one - 3D is tricky and a bit dangerous !! I needlefelted myself more than once last night I can tell you !!!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Thanks Kate and Annie - a happy day all round for the fat quarters !!!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Tomorrow I am of the the "Stitches and Craft" show in melbourne where I shall elbow my way through the beads and scrapbooking to get at the fabrics.....
I have all but finished two bags to show you as well. One is called Norma and the other (whom I love) has no name yet. Maybe you can help me when you see her. I will do my best to get a decent pic and post them tomorrow or later tonight.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
There is never enough time is there? All these things I have to do compete with the things I want to do .
Then....... something I just couldn't walk past - an old quilt top all pieced and topstitched but not finshed - I just LOVE it - I have nowhere to keep it but just couldn't leave it hanging there among the threadbare old towels.
So that, and trip to the supermarket and bakery meant I got to do a bit of the have to's and the want to's this morning.
This afternoon involves cutting lots and lots of vintage chenille - finishing the eye project !!! and maybe getting a start on the new bag thats been kicking around the brain all week .
And I guess I have to watch the kids, clean the house, do some washing (lots) have dinner........oh the have-to list feels awfully long today.
Monday, March 5, 2007
I just wanted to show what I have been doing on my day off. The house is still a mess and the floors are atrocious but this is almost finished.
Saturday involved a little op shop excursion - I notice all the US blogs call it "thrifting" which sounds kinda nice. Anyway, see the frame ? At my house we call these ballerina frames and I love them. I always imagine them with pictures of ballerina's inside but this one is empty so I will have to find something to put inside. Some vintage fabrics, a funky tin (already claimed by Miss 15) and a cheery day all round.
and buttons -aren't they gorgeous. I just can't go past a bag or jar of buttons in an op shop without having a look.... and these are gorgeous. Some pretty glass ones and I came home and sorted them into the collection ! (button therapy)