Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Weekend makes.

 As you know, I was sent some lovely co-ordinating fabrics with my lovely frame purse, by the lovely Rhonda. I decided immediately, I was going to make a useful something for me. Very often you get inspired and make a something or other, but it is for someone else. And I suspect some of this lovely stash will end up going to live with someone else, but at least some will stay with me! So I followed a tutorial, and made this weighted pincushion/table pocket/thread baggy - well they call it an organiser, but that is because they have clearly never met me!
If I made it again, I would put some interfacing in the bag itself, to make it sit a bit firmer when dangling from it's loop.
The tutorial was really well written, and the whole thing didn't take long to put together. I only had to introduce the stitch ripper the once, as I misinterpreted an instruction ( called being too clever by half and only half reading the distractions). And, as you can see, I am already using the little kit, and finding it very handy.

Now, at Christmas, I was given a kit to make Ginger giraffe, complete with clothes. So, having my machine to myself as it were, I decided to stop procrastinating, and get her going! All the bits and instructions are printed on the one panel, but there are one or two gaps, so it is just as well I sort of know what I am up to, in places. I still have her frock and her mane to make up, but overall, I think she is quite sweet! The same website does a doll panel, and clothes. Not quite as good as a doll panel my elder daughter had, aged 10. Jessica still sits on her bed at home.Didn't go off to get a degree with her though!


Quilter in the Gap said...

I love what you did with the fabrics but more importantly I love that you used them for yourself. They are some great fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

Diane-crewe said...

ooh! I love your girraffe! you have to show us in her dress as well xx
Its nice to make something for yourself occasionally xx

Isisjem said...

I keep meaning to make myself one of those pincushion/thread organiser thingies. Yours looks great. I LOVE the giraffe. I've always had a soft spot for them.

Barb and Sharon said...

I really like the giraffe. Very cute how you posed her around the house.

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