Sunday, 1 May 2016

Mesh bag

Another finish recently was a mag made using Pet Mesh from the hardware store.  This would be a perfect shopping or beach bag.  I even attached a clasp to attach your keys into the inside binding.  The bottom fabric section is all pockets. 

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Bonnie & Camille mini swap

Another swap I participated in on IG, was a Bonnie and Camille mini quilt.  Being a lover of all things B&C I really had to join in!  My partner loved, red navy and aqua, and Norway was one of her favourite patterns.  So this what I made for her!  I even quilted it on my long arm - and its only small!!  LOL

This is what I received, a variation on the Swoon block.  The quilting on this is wonderful!  I must get around to hanging it up in the classroom at the shop, the colours suit the room more.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Hugs n kisses swap

So, its been nearly 5 months since my last post!!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  My NY's resolution was to blog more!!  Pfft!  Everytime I jumped on to do a post, blogger was playing up... I couldn't move pics, centre them and put my writing where I wanted!  So I gave up!  Instagram seemed so much quicker and easier. 
After a little nudge from the lovely Jo, I decided to get back to it and have numerous 'draft' posts ready for me to edit! 

Instead of starting where I left off, I really must show you a recent swap!  Our online group had a Hugs n Kisses swap, and I made for Sue. I made her a Vicky Victoria bag and added some H&K needles and pattern as well as a chockie!

And Helen made for me!  LOVE this gorgeous mini wallhanging.  Helen's stitching is just perfect!  She also included some cute ribbon and a box of scorched almonds - YUMMO!

I am not going to leave it so long for my next post!  I have had lots going on this past few years!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Hey there

BOO!  Remember me?! It has been SO long, yes I know.  But things have been crazy busy here.  Christmas is around the corner, and its going to get worse.  I am about to start working 6 days a week at the shop, but I am determined to still have time to stitch!
I have SO much to share, I don't know where to start.  I must get to loading some pics to blogger. And I have noticed Blogger has changed. I cant seem to manage to move pics anymore GRRR.
I've found these 2 mini's finished here a little while ago.  The top one, Butterflies made for me by my lovely friend Vicki.  Designed by Gail Pan, with Gail's fabrics too.  We have kits available at the shop.

This cute mini, made for me by my SIL Roseanne, is called Pears, also a Gail Pan pattern.  And, we have kits too. 

Looks like I am on top of my gift sewing.  YAY! 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

2 in 1 Pouch

I had seen these 2 in 1 Pouches a lot over IG the last couple of months, and decided to give it a go.  I went with a Paris theme for this one, as I had decided to make one for someone, but changed my mind after it was done!

These were simple to make and quite quick too.
Want the pattern, click HERE.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Secret Squirrel Stuff

With Christmas in just a few months, I am getting my list together for gift giving.  I always like to start nice and early, and have already purchased a few bits and bobs.  My 'handmade' Christmas list seems to be getting longer and longer, so I have made a start on some secret squirrel gifts. 

Something blue for a William Morris fan:

A zipper and a pocket for a 'Secret Santa' Challenge I have going at the shop (we do accept mailed gifts, just so long they fit with the guidelines).  Please email or comment if you would like the details.
And another red and cream gift all done and dusted!
It feels really great to have some items marked off!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Yarn love

In between the sewing, I have managed to do some yarn work - crocheting and knitting!  I love swapping and changing to make things interesting.  This is a cool beanie, we have these at the shop and I made one for a sample (which is now for sale).  These have been SO popular!

And, while I am 'in-between' projects I have got back into these crochet hexagons which I started a year (or two ago!)

I am loving the Wrist Warmers made from some beautiful Tweed yarn I stock, I made a set of myself and one for Mum to wear on the cold nights going into work.

And, I finally managed to finish the other sock to the pair which I started maybe 3 (yikes) years ago. I was going great guns with this, getting the pattern matched up pretty well spot on, when suddenly there was an extra colour row that wasn't it the other. GRRRRR.... Anyway, there are only for me!