on a spiders web one day, he thought this such tremendous fun, he called for another elephant to come!
Don't panic! NO spider pictures today!
Sorry, this may be heavy on pictures, we are to
have visitors next week, and I will be sewing machine free until they
go, but I have some past projects and a wonderful swappy thing to share!
First, I had a wee PIF to organise myself for. The recipient, is one of the most fun, kind and funny ladies I have encountered. She has a lot of mischief lurking, and, although I have not yet met her, she is chock full of glee, and I cannot wait to get to know her in person. She knows who she is!
So I wanted a mini project that would make her laugh, and that I thought she might enjoy receiving.
I think you all know how I feel about elephants. I am not exclusively gone on elephants, I also love frogs, owls, cats, lizards, and have a very soft spot for pigs. But elephants are so satisfying! They have nice big flappy ears, and seem so much in tune with their matriarchal groups. So, elephants seemed liable to get involved.
I had made a wee dumpling pouch. and it was fun, and easy, and I felt I could combine dumpling and elephant.
I made the big size first. Spotty fabric, bright ellie.
then I made a little one. Scissor fabric, and a yellow ellie.
These nest nicely together, but a nest of three, would be more fun?
So I made a bigger one.
More scissor fabric, and a green ellie. All with flappy ears.
Little starry eyes, and contrasty linings.
But you cannot send three nesting pouches with nothing in the middle?
I have been intrigued by 'biscornu' . So I made a mini pinnie, biscornu fashion, and that went in the middle.
The two sides are slightly different.
so that collection of ellies, all zipped one inside t'other, has winged its way to a new home!
My mouthy stitches partner has been stalking me quietly. Giving no clue
as to her identity. Watching and trawling through my blog. And a
beautiful tote, and key fob turned up at my house today! Ready for more
But are these not really beautiful ellies. All shimmery and flowery powery!
and, on opening, the first sight of what has been lovingly made for me! see that subtle stitchery? and the pretty grey linen?
I love everything about this bag. The colours chosen, the piecing, the quilting- oh everything!
and the liberty lining! signed in there at the base- such a clever and lovely thought.
Thank you Territee, I am a winner with this one!
And it goes to work with me tomorrow!
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