Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New additions.....

 Now that the school holidays are over I've been keeping busy designing and sewing new items for my shop. I added these 3 writing/journalling compendiums last week made with some more of those vibrant Bali batiks that I am constantly drawn to work with.
The covers of each one are made up of small pieces sewn together 'improv' style then embellished with various machine embroidery stitches which all takes a bit of time but is one of my favourite steps of making these compendiums up.



Yesterday I received a custom order for one of these compendiums in the colour combo of red/orange/yellow and in an A4 size. I rummaged through my stash and came to the sad conclusion that I did not have enough of those colours in my stash so of course a shopping trip was called for. It just so happens that there is a shop about an hours drive away that stock a wonderful range of true Balinese batiks and at reasonable prices. The shop is called "Wrights fabrics" in Morrinsville and has been around for years and the owners are really friendly and helpful. One of the fabrics that I had chosen had a cut in the middle of it so they gave me extra to compensate along with a further extra piece that had been cut previously but tucked into the roll. Once paid for my fabrics were not stuffed into the usual generic plastic bag but carefully wrapped in good old fashioned brown paper. Love that :-) And now my stash of batiks is much more colour balanced :-)

7 comments:

Bec I am said...

I love your buttons, how do you make them?

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. I love the colors and fabrics.

Katy Cameron said...

So tragic when you have to go shopping for more fabric... ;o) Love the buttons :o)

Julie said...

Fabulous colours you have used - I must remember about Wrights. Saw them at the craft show in Hamilton a couple of years ago - they had the most awesome selection then. Such a shame when you have to go shopping isn't it.

Your new blog header looks good too.

Nic said...

Sounds like a lovely fabric shop. Always good to have an excuse to go fabric shopping :)
Look forward to seeing the red/orange/yellow one you make. These ones look great

Karen said...

They look beautiful! The closures are a wonderful touch. And hey, its great to have such a legitimate reason to go shopping.

Michele Pacey said...

I've always loved seeing your compendiums with the lovely machine-embroidery. They look like a lot of fun to make!

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