Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
But then as I dug out more fabric for circles I came across a whole little set of sock monkey charm squares that I bought some time ago. That got me thinking of monkey polka dots and as I have a friend about to have a baby - Hey presto !!! Forget the apron I am now onto a baby quilt. I need about 30 little circles to go onto to my white squares - haven't thought about borders or anything yet as the hand sewing will take me quite a while.I plan to use the tiniest bit of double sided iron on thingamajig to affix the circles in just the right spots before I pack them up and take them with me on a school camp next week.A little bit of hand sewing amidst the chaos -should be fun!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I got a subscription to this fab mag for Christmas and although it is full of a zillion things I will never attempt - it is so jam packed with ideas and inspiration - I am totally cheered up. There are so many things I want to have a go at right now and Miss 15 will flip when she sees the punk T-shirts and fashions of Harajuku.
This issue is dediacted to Japanese craft and although I have only had a quick flick through - I am planning a glass of wine and some serious reading later tonight.
The Craftzine blog is awesome and updated all the time - great stuff and great tutorials- I should add it over on my side-bar !!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
One of my friends asked me why I seemed to be forever making, drawing or finishing off bags.
I guess bags are just so versatile and practical. They don't take much fabric so you won't break the bank if you end up with a flop.
I like that they are so quick to make, practical and you can make so many different varieties. I suppose I just like bags. I had the best winter bag last year and I really want to try something different this year so am trying out a few varieties.
This one is made with a grey wool blend, has darts at the bottom to give it a bit of body, quilted handle and magnetic closure. I kind a like it but am not in love with it.
This little one has been christened Ugly Betty by Miss 15 (thanks darling). In a way she is right as I was going for that widely known style called "good ugly". Sometimes things can be a bit ugly in a good way- I am not sure this is it, but it is quite nice even though it does remind me of the fabric you often see in those tired old share-house couches.
I do like this pattern though so expect a few more varieties in this style.The button is an old diamante earring that I adore but I am not sure it will stay on this bag. The button is non functional as there is a magnetic clasp under the little flap and the button is just for decoration.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Annie's wild flowers- I have permission to borrow this idea for a handbag !!!
Kate's gorgoeus dog - just needs some little eye beads - see he has a patch over one eye!
My cherries - still on a fruit theme here !
The start of a bunny for Kate
More flowers for Annie.
This was loads of fun and we simply couldn't felt as fast as we wanted - the best thing about it was that anything that came out weird and lumpy just became a hand felted cloud - and you can never have enough of those around!
We only used one bandaid.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
I used a few yo-yo's on the second one just to lift it a little. They both have magnetic closures but no pockets. Later today I am off to Office works to get some pattern printing done and then home -hopefully to cut out a few Bo Bo's and a variation that I drew last night......so much to do.......so little time. Oh and my local junk/antique/collectables store is closing down and I do have to drive right past it to get to office works so I may just pop in for a quick sticky-beak.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
- Finish off at least two half-drafted patterns...three would be better !
- Make a dolls quilt (they are everywhere in blogland)
- Start a real quilt
- Make at least two new handbags (-I have thrifted a huge bag of wool fabric.)
- Make some colourful friends for BoBo
- Do a million or so Ebay related things
- Use some of the great "Dick and Jane" fabrics I bought recently
In the mean time - here are some cushions I made with some pieces of a lovely old CabinCraft bedspread.
I'll check back and see how many things I manage to tick off........
Does everyone else set themselves ridiculous targets and then divert off onto tangents???