Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gardening in Stitches

I have been very inspired by all the hexagon stitching at the moment, and thought I just might need something else to do (not!). I used to be a one-job-at-a-time sort of person but am enjoying, much to my surprise, having a few projects on the go.

I don't have all that many scraps in my stash so I decided to stitch some hexagon flowers from a couple of jelly rolls....and this little box that my Nanna handmade for me for my birthday a few months ago, is just right to hold a few bits and pieces on hand for some hexie stitching.



So I set to work last night and here is my first flower for my garden. I am not counting down how many to go at this stage, but enjoying the stitching. They are fun to do.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Take Two.....

Yes my jewellery bags are making another appearance. I wasn't happy with how the ribbon worked out - it was too tight pulling it through so I went for some cord that seemed to slide through better.....I am learning a few more threading skills via trial and error!


Instead of just knotting the ends I have added a shanked button for something different.


(sorry about the blurry photo) I also unpicked the bottom row of stitching for the casing and restitched so the casing was slightly wider....works much better.

The brown bag is already in the post and the blue bag is waiting until I see my niece....A little perseverance pays off.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Scrappy Birthday Bag

I have taken a while to post about this one......I made this bag a week ago....well, it is school holidays.

My little Miss 5 is now 6 and I have been wanting to make her a little bag for a while. Thought I would look through some scraps (most have been donated over time by lovely quilting friends). I started playing around with 2.5" squares and a 9 patch seemed to be the right size with the borders......together with some ric rac I had in my box to complete it.

I have made the handles this way a few times.....so easy when you follow Bloom's tutorial here (thank you!)

I put the bag together on the day of her birthday (nothing like last minute!) and it was excitedly received with a big smile....so precious.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Stitch In Time

Amazing what you can achieve in a waiting room.... My first stitchery finished for A Gardener's Journal. I was waiting for the pathology lady....and quite hungry too as it was a test that required fasting.....so stitched away whilst the tummy was rumbling and was very happy to finish the first part of this block.

I'm only stitching away at my own pace.....looking forward to putting this block together.

My little miss 5 (almost miss 6 now) was very pleased to have this on her bed. I finished sewing the binding a couple of weeks ago and just hadn't snapped it yet.....so, here 'tis.

Happy school holidays everyone!