Thursday, July 24, 2014

The season to come....

 After enduring a few rather too cold days this past week today's milder temperature was most welcome and I felt compelled to take a break from my sewing and housework to walk around my winter garden and take a few photos of what is in flower at the moment. Due to a mischievous kitten waking me up early on Sunday morning I had time before church to pick some Daphne, Erlicheer daffodils and Violets to fill our home with their sweet fragrance for the rest of the week.
 These girls are starting to earn their keep this week too... they must have heard me threaten to replace them a few times lately. Store brought eggs are so inferior once you've had your own free-range ones. 
And these two A4 size art supply/journalling folders are what I've produced from my sewing attic this week. I was hoping to list them in my Etsy shop tonight but I'm not happy with how the colours have turned out in the numerous photos I took this afternoon. The colours are really washed out especially with the lighter one on top in the above photo. Will have to try again tomorrow...
 Disappointing photos aside I am happy with how they have turned out. LOVE these vibrant batik fabrics.
There are 3 large A4 sized pockets to hold sketching pads, an ipad or similar sized tablet along with individual pen pockets and a couple of  smaller pockets too. 
Lets hope this milder clear sunny weather lasts throughout the weekend at least. Surely spring must just be around the corner :-)

Monday, July 14, 2014

The tumbler quilt...version 2

This quilt is the twin sister of Elena's quilt which I finished and posted about back here. I decided that it would not take much more time and effort to cut out enough pieces to make up two quilts, one for Elena and one to sell in my shop. I pinned the 3 layers together on Friday night with no firm idea how I was going to quilt it. Thankfully inspiration came to me over night along with the perfect wet and windy day on Saturday to stay inside and get to work on this modern baby quilt. I'm using 5 different colours of Perle cotton to quilt various sized circles randomly drawn on with a fabric marking pen. 
Unfortunately as cute as Leo our kitten is he is not at all helpful in getting this quilt quilted. Every time he sees the quilt on my lap he seems to think it's an invitation to push his way underneath either to play with the pins or sleep under the quilts warm layers depending on his mood.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A4 Art/journalling folders

 Freshly added to my Etsy shop today are these A4 size Art/journalling folders made with my favourite colourful and vibrant batik cottons.

 They have each been embellished with some pretty machine embroidery as well as a handmade button and loop enclosure to keep everything securely together.
 Inside are 3 larger A4 sized pockets, 1 smaller pocket for pens or a small writing pad, 3 individual pen pockets and 2 business card pockets.
 Working with these happy colourful fabrics makes these cold wet wintry days more bearable...
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