Friday, February 27, 2009
After a trip to Spotlight after Christmas 2008 to pick up some discounted Christmas fabric I decided to make some Santa sacks for Christmas ahead. Before I get in trouble for being organised I would like to point out that I only did this early because:
1. Mum lives in Queensland but visited for a week so I had advice on hand
2. After baby number 2 arrives in August I may be a tad busy in the later half of the year :)
We now have two Santa sacks, one green and one red, using the same 16 block design and different fabric. I was really happy with how they turned out given that I did all the sewing and my old machine does not have a walking foot.
I am now in love with my rotary cutter and mat which was a new purchase in the latest Spotlight sale, how did I live without one this long?
I need to think up another few Christmas projects to sew as I was a bit enthusiastic with the Christmas material purchase and I have a couple of yards left to play with!
I thought I would add a photo of the recipient of one of the Santa sacks, the other recipient does not arrive until August so will have to wait for a photo until then...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I was reminded of the Sound of Music song:
........Brown paper packages, tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things.......
Ok, so it's white paper, and I hope you also have that song stuck in your head now!
Imagine my amazement when so many beautifully colour coordinated items fell out of that one neatly wrapped package! I love the fabrics, all of them. I have not seen anything half as nice at my local store I am sure. I had no Ric Rac in my collection, until today, and the buttons and snaps will keep me busy for awhile to come.
All in all, I am too lucky to have had such a generous swap partner with such great taste :) I can't wait to think of the perfect project to be able to use these bits on.
I sent a haberdashery parcel here to Estherp and am happy that she seems to like the goodies I sent her way!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Here they are, my family of Black Apple Dolls :) I had fun making these dolls, especially knowing they would be going to such a good cause in the Handmade help appeal.
I also made a few baby spit cloths with a material border to smarten them up a bit. I used a tutorial found here for this idea.
I wish I were not so sick at the moment or I could have done more than 5 dolls and 3 spit cloths. I know every little bit helps but I would love to be sending double the amount.... Maybe next week ;)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Miss Apples is looking forward to meeting her new owner in the not to distant future and I will be sad to see her leave but can be happy knowing she will find a good home with someone who loves her even more than I do.
The Black Apple doll pattern is SUPER easy to follow so if you are looking for a softie to make as a gift or toy this one is good :) Happy sewing.