Happy New Year, I know the greeting is a bit late but forgive me. Please???
I have had lots to do, and I’ve been remiss not posting any pictures or blog of what I’ve been up to.
So, here is a quick catch up on some of my crafty moments.
I really have been busy, honestly, doing lots of things but not taking the time to chalk up my finished projects or to enjoy my achievements.
I have been making some things for friends, making things for the family, playing and dreaming and finishing projects that have been sitting around from way before Christmas.
The cushion with the pink patchwork is made from a ‘well loved skirt’, you know the garments that you have great memories of, loved wearing and can’t bear to let go of?
Well I repurposed the skirt to become a memory cushion, depending on what you like, one side is the back of the skirt, with pockets still in tack and the ‘bow’ is parts of the front of the skirt to add a splash of colour to the lovely heavy linen I used to give the cushion longevity and body.
The letter hangar was an idea arising from a christmas card holder, its around 30″ long and 7″ wide and it has enough pockets to hold all those pesky letters and brochures until you can deal with them and its decorative enough to splash a bit of colour around without getting in the way. And I added two hook and loop or velcro strips to hang your keys on so they can be found (providing you remember to hang them up in the first instance!).
The tea cosy was something another friend wanted, yes, I know that you can buy red tea cosies just about anywhere, but this was crafted with kind thoughts and friendship and it was exactly what was wanted!.
I found a book with lots of gorgeous christmas stockings in it so that was another aside and I must have made about 10 of them, brilliant fun! everyone got a stocking for christmas.
The cushion with the houses is from ‘The owl and the sewing cat’, its just finished and the appliqué and fabrics gave me lots of opportunities to play around with it. if you get a chance have a look at their web site http://www.owlandsewingcat.com
Finally the quilt was for a lovely little baby girl born just before Christmas to welcome to the world Gabrielle. excuse my rubbish photo it looks like there are 3 strips rather than 1 quilt! lol
Its been a strange month so far, in terms of celebrities we have lost David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both huge stars and favourites of mine so my crafting has been filled with music and film keeping me company while I remember these artists and sew, so who knows what influence it will have on my crafty works as the months unfold.
I’ve not been idle just not posting so I’m making myself a promise to be better at sharing! Hope that I can get off the naughty step now!
Oh and I almost forgot, I’ve signed up for another patchwork class, its not a tutored class as such, like minded people chatting and sewing, or not sewing, depending on the mood. New people and new ideas and a nudge to my comfort zone so watch this space……..