Monday, 8 August 2011

Its been all go here!

Have been really busy this past week - visiting my Nan for a couple of days, taking the children out on their bikes (how stressful is that!) and also busy beavering away getting my class layout completed for yesterday's crop and also finishing off the mini book I am going to be making at our Charity Crop on 10th September - 4 spaces/kits left if you are interested!

Here is my class for yesterday:

Gorgeous Prima papers which basically did all the work, all we had to do was some cutting and layering, and aren't those new butterflies just fantastic too!  Love this layout and it's even got me on it!

Then on Friday whilst the children were pottering around the house and doing their own thing I actually got on with some sewing - I find sewing far more relaxing than scrapping at the moment - probably because it's far less stressful to follow a pattern rather than designing something from scratch.  Anyway get ready because my little machine was a busy little thing (I even got through 3 needles!). 

First I made this:

Isn't that spotty material just fab - it was a bit of a faff but worth it!  If anyone knows where I can get a cushion to fit it apart from Dunelm Mill (cause I am not sure how to get there!) please let me know.  It needs to be 13" x 20" - thanks!

Next I made two of these:

piping and all!  I even discovered that I have a piping foot after making both of these (can only happen to me can't it!) - now need to make something else with piping just so that I can use that foot!  Now need a trip to Primark (whoo hoo) to get a cushion to fill the second one.

Then I made this:

a quick and simple little basket - looked so much better at the Malvern quilt show though!  still I have enough material to make another one and it will come in handy.

And now I am half way through this:

it's a Mandy Shaw organiser - cause I need another one!  I love making these and they are so useful to keep bits and pieces in - this one will have a notebook in the third section so I will use it to keep notes and pens in rather than sewing accessories.

Phew - told you I had been busy didn't I!

Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment if you pass by.


Artyjen said...

Wow! Such a busy bee......and you are soooooo would have been great if he had had the brollie! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Sam said...

That is a gorgeous layout and the cushion is adorable. Try Ikea for the cushion as I know I bought some red white and blue check cushions similar size and shape!
See you Thursday?

Missus Wookie said...

gorgeous cushion covers, don't even know what a piping foot is but glad you found you have one. Where did you get the London fabric tho'? Am collecting bits for a London album at the mo'.

Jona Panesa said...

loved everything you did. the lay-out was gorgeous and loved the basket for your prima.