I know it has been way too long since my last post...but I have still been sewing! Grab a cuppa and I'll show you what sewing I've been up to. First of all I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas has been wonderful and you have been able to spend time with family and friends. We have had a lovely, relaxing Christmas and I have eaten way too much over the last week! I definitely need to get back to the gym now and work off those chocolates and Christmas dinners!
This first photo is of my daughter and a little purse that she made. I managed to go along to the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne with my local patchwork shop 'Riviera Patchwork' (a huge Thankyou to Gayle for letting me tag along and 'help' her). We saw heaps and heaps of fabrics (how on earth do you choose just some of them to stock in the shop?) and heaps of new patterns too. We met up with the designers and a had a look at their new designs and talked about what they've been up to.
I found this little purse kit there and brought it home for my daughter to make up. All the fabric, threads and purse closure was included. My daughter and I sat down and made it up over a couple of days - and she managed to do the hand blanket stitching herself too. I think it looks lovely.
This is from Dali Zakka (http://dalizakka.blogspot.com)
The next photos is of another Mini Magoo (a Melly & Me pattern) I made up recently - I think this is a cute little pattern and perfect as a present for a newborn.
For my daughter I made up a Jodie Carleton (from Ric Rac) design called Little Red. She is made using a wool fabric for her body (called Doctor's flannel - which I sourced from Ballarat Patchwork). The other fabrics for her dress (is the Woodland range - which is definitely a favourite of mine) and the cape fabrics came from my local patchwork shop Riviera Patchwork.
I also made these cute little Christmas decorations as pressies. They are from Rosalie Quinlan's Petit Noel book. I used the left over doctor's flannel fabrics for the bodies and felt for the hats and scarves.
So now you're all up to date! That's the sewing I've been doing lately - and I still have a few more items on the go (but don't we all!). Have a great New Year and I hope to be back sooner - rather than later - next time.