(My new quilt curtain from Alison - definitely keeps the cold out!)
I've been doing my usual trick of being far too busy with orders to get on with the day to day housework, shopping, being organised stuff - but then messing around and not actually getting on with the sewing! So nothing is being achieved!
I think I was in such a rush last week to get things made for the Saturday craft stall that I have relaxed a bit this week and done a lot less than I should have done! Next week I will no doubt feel very stressed with the craft fair on Thursday evening.
I did make this bag yesterday and am planning a larger one - although that does mean buying a little bit more fabric.......................!
I need to unpick the corsage and make it into a brooch as the bag is fully reversible - velvet on one side and printed tafetta on the other - quite grown up for me!!!
And this is a photo of a photo of a bag I designed and sold a the weekend. My camera batteries ran out so a friend took a photo of it that she gave me yesterday.And my fabric from Hancocks has just arrived. The blues are to make a quilt for my Mummy! I was going to make her one from a couple of Chelsea Boutique charm packs but when I saw these blues I knew they were far more "her" (and she agreed!) When I will actually get it done is another matter as she and dad are still waiting for a chicken fleece blanket I started about 5 years ago and a stitchery I designed for Mum's 70th birthday present 2 years ago!
Finally a photo of a Janet Bolton picture I made for my friend's 40th a while back
This is her original design from her Patchwork Folk Art Book:So mine is pretty much a direct (not as good) copy but I used fabrics from my friend's children's clothes for many of the little pieces to make it personal to her and the book is a "how to" so I hope that it's ok! Interestingly, this is the version I made about 12 years ago when her book first came out so you can see how my work has developed!