Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Something for your Bling...

I have finally gotten to this stage with a couple of jewellery bags I've been putting together. It's taken a while to get here from cutting the templates out. This one is for my niece.

And this one is for a cousin....thought she might enjoy a pick me up. The pattern is from Tommy's blog here.

I added some template plastic for some stiffness. This also worked well as a guide when stitching around it with the zipper foot.


And ta da....all finished. Threading the ribbon through with a safety pin tested my patience a little...and I have the holes in my finger to prove it!

Very useful bags for your bling.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Confessions.....

On my way to see my little cherub perform at the local eisteddfod today with the kindergarten percussion group, I popped into a fabric shop to buy some homespun......and that was my intention.....yes, really it was.....and I was very taken with this book by Rosalie Quinlan - A Stitch In Time. You've probably seen it before as it's not a 'new' book.


There are some lovely patterns including her version of a Flower Garden Quilt, dolls, jam jar covers, many stitcheries etc....and this gorgeous quilted bag.

A very handy basket....


Very cute and very pink little birdie hanger....

Rosalie's blog as per the back of the book is http://www.rosaliequinlandesigns.typepad.com/

So this book just had my name on it today. Very inspiring.....