Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend of craft

I have been busy around here with loads of crafting getting done.

I usually give away the things that I make and my own children sometimes miss out. So I made them a pencil roll. I fell in love with this material at the quilt shop on my last visit. I think the little birds are too cute.

I had a couple of little scraps left over and made a cover for my i phone too.

I'm also working on a quilt for myself. I have always made quilts for other people and this is the first one just for me.

The photos are not great, but I have now sewn it all together and will need to get some backing fabric.
I finished the needle holder as well.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Bag

Here is a new bag that I have made for a little friend's birthday. She wanted art supplies and I hope she will like it.

I have put a little sketch pad inside the bag so she has all she needs to do some drawing out and about.

I also made this bag with my sister and friend Jo when I was on holiday.
I really loved the dragonfly fabric and had to use it for a part of the bag.
It is full of library books.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Needle holder

I have a terrible problem. I seem to be unable to keep my needles for more than a very short time before they disappear completely. I'm not sure what I do with them. They don't seem to lodge themselves in any feet or poke out from odd places.

I thought I better put an end to this phenomena and make myself a needle folder/holder. I got the idea from this fantastic book which I had to buy when I was in Borders on holiday.

Tonight I will be able to sew it all together with some wool pages inside to hold the runaway needles.

Still working on the giveaway!