Friday, June 26, 2009

Hugs and Hellos...

from me while I'm in the midst of our impending move. The countdown is on and the search continues. I think we may have found the right house, we're now waiting to hear back from the landlords.
It's been some time since I've shared anything sewing related with you, so here's a peek at a gift I recently finished. The tag reads, "Hugs & Kisses" and is from the scrapbooking section at Michaels. Too sweet.

I can't show more until the recipient actually receives this gift. ;o)
Missing you all here in blogland! Thanks so much for your good wishes in our move. I'm really hoping it all comes together soon. Living out of boxes does get tiresome. The surest sign that we're moving is that I was packing up my fabrics today... sniff... sniff. I'm just so crazy that I actually have a couple of small projects I want to finish before we move and am even toying with finishing a quilt top (pretty idealist at this point! but I can dream, can't I? ;o)

Hoping you all have enjoyed a wonderful month. I look forward to catching up with you soon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sheree's giveaway...

Just had to share with you the link for a giveaway over at Sheree's Alchemy. A whole box of scrappy goodness is up for grabs. Unbelievable! I may be busy house hunting, packing and working - but you know I made time to enter. ;o)

Friday, June 5, 2009

In the know

Have you heard?...

We're looking for a new pad. We have to vacate Edith by the end of this month, so life continues to keep us hopping. ;o) Just thought I'd let you know, so you don't think I've disappeared if I'm not able to keep posting every week. I'm looking forward to a place where we can actually get unpacked and have a more settled household. I've lots to do between now and then, though. Top of the list is actually finding a place. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Scrapsody in Blue

I made this blue patchwork bag as part of my swap for Nicolette. Lucky for me she shares my love of blue fabrics and quilting - so this design idea seemed like a great way to combine both for a unique bag.
The patchwork was made using the technique I learned from A Passion for Patchwork from Lise Bergene (I made a table runner using this technique). The bag is one of my designs, shown here, here and here.
This time I quilted the outside of the bag, adding a contrast piping and on the inside I included an inset zippered pocket. I love how the quilting gives the bag is shape without being stiff.

I used vintage velvet ribbon (inherited from my great grandmother's sewing oddments), as loops to hold when opening or closing the zip top, to add to the tactile appeal of the bag.

It's "Scrapsody in Blue" and I'm so happy that Nicolette loves it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not green with envy, I'm green with joy!

I'm in the process of sewing myself something green. I've had a long hiatus from sewing for myself due to getting settled in at my job for the flower/garden shop and the side job I have contract sewing. Can I tell you how wonderful it was to get immersed in fabric and designing and then stitching something just for fun? Simply wonderful.
Here's the fabrics I've been playing around with, trying to work out the final layout.

I managed to get them together last evening, but I'm only giving you a peek or two because I'm not quite finished.
Any guesses as to what I might be making?

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