Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Let the Holiday Sewing Begin!

So I mentioned in my last post that I signed up to have a table at my daughter's Christmas school fair. It's literally only a month away so I knew it was time to do some sewing. I've decided to keep it simple and only sell pillows/cushions, softies and cheaper items like hair clips. No quilts at the moment although I will if I have any time left to make a few.

I've ordered some new fabric and craft supplies but they won't arrive until next week so I thought I'd get started on using what I already have.

1. A quilted pillow/cushion using fabric from my recent Japanese Charm Swap. This one is for the boys...

 2. My very first covered button hair clip. I used some Liberty scraps and plain hair clips that I already had on hand. A bit fiddly at first but I finally got the hang of it. Funny enough, little miss was wearing the matching one yesterday and it has since "disappeared."

Linking up with W.I.P. Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

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P.S. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

W.I.P. Friday

I've been off sewing for a bit lately. DH has started a new job and works longer hours now so by the time the little one is asleep I have no energy left to sew!  I think I just need some new projects to get me going again. Here's what I've been up to lately:

1. Recieved this lovely package from the Village Haberdashery. I needed some basics and a few supplies to start several holiday projects. Annie does such a nice job with her packaging!

2. I finished a fabric covered journal for a friend's birthday. I used the tutorial from Bloom and Blossom I liked the general instructions but next time, I will use my own measurements for the book as I had to adjust the measurements in the end anyway. The pink and yellow mechanical pencils aren't proper for sketching but how often do you find a perfect color match like that?

3. Yet another zippered pouch for a friend's birthday. I'm using up more and more of my precious Hello Kitty Liberty fabric!

4. I somehow signed up to have a table at Little Miss' christmas fair. Not sure what I'm going to sell yet but I always wanted the experience of having a stall at a craft fair. We'll see how this goes. Eeeks!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

An Afternoon at Liberty...

The LMQG recently had a chance to sit down with Sholto Drumlanrig, designer of the new Liberty Lifestyle Fabric collection. Read all about it on the LMQG blog...

p.s. - this is my very first guest blog post so check it out :)

Monday, 1 October 2012

Fresh Sewing Day - September

Gosh, it's October already? Not too much sewing this month but rather, learned a few new skills so I guess that counts? I made some zippered pouches for the very first time and learned how to do some hand embroidery. Oh, and I participated in my very first fabric swap. So I guess September was a month of "firsts" for me :)

(From top R: A little stitch card, yellow zip ouch, Aneela Hoey cushion, Union Jack pouch & Union Jack cushion.)


Linking up with Lynn at Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day & Small Blog Hop...

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