Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mug rugs to be

mug rugs to be by crafty mathea
mug rugs to be, a photo by crafty mathea on Flickr.

Sunday, rain, cold... - What better way to spend the day than staying indoors, stitching scraps together and creating a pile of new mug rugs? Can't think of any.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Vitamin C for vitamin Q

 I seem to spend an awful lot of time over at Pinterest these days. There's so much inspiration there, but most of the time I just look and pin. This time, however, I just had to act right away. There was something about this fruity little thing that got to me right away, and before I knew it I had ordered a pattern.
 Usually new patterns will have to wait in line quite a while, but I started working on this one right away, appliqueing orange segments and stitching wedges together for a sweet sewing kit. One half is a pincushion and the other half has room for needle and thread and whatever you need in a small sewing kit. The pattern also has an apple version, and it had an extra pad for sewing needles. I saw no reason not to include that in the orange, though. OK, it did mean another round of applique, but it also meant that I got to use a bit of that lovely orange Henna Garden fabric.
 The pattern called for an orange zipper, but I had a white one on hand, so that would have to do. I also added a piece of tape measure ribbon - it might come in handy when sewing.
Some more Henna Garden for the lining and a green vintage button for holding the two halves together, and there you are - a new sewing kit. Sweet, isn't it? A bit of vitamin C for when I'm getting some vitamin Q - or quilting, if you prefer...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

One of these days...

 ...I just might have to get a new flat to find room for all this new fabric I keep buying!
But who can resist those lovely polka dots from Michael Miller, Valori Wells' new line Cocoon and the reissue of Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan? Not me for sure! Now it's a question of more storage or more sewing...