Thursday, 22 January 2009

Crafty Goodness

I love this time of night ... the house is so quiet, the cats are sleeping and I am tapping away at the keyboard. These "before bed blogs" seem to be becoming a tradition!

A busy day was had by all. Tori spent the day with her Scottish Granny while I went off to school to do some work. Granny will probably end up with her most Wednesday's.
After getting my gorgeous daughter to bed at 8.30 (someone fed her lots of tea today ...), I could finally unwind and get some sewing done. So what crafty goodness have I worked on tonight?

Firstly, I finished a "Patch Tote" for a customer and made a matching tissue holder to go inside. All I had to do was finish stitching the lining and the tissue holder is a simple "warm up" project to do.
As you can see, I am getting value from my Wigglesworth Quilt offcuts. I have enough for one more Tote.

The inside was the yummy yellow rose fabric and I tried my hand at putting in a zipper pocket as well.

Secondly, I made a Patchwork Trivet (custom order) to go under a teapot or cold jug of water on the table. A good little project with a little bit of ditch quilting.

Two layers of batting sewn together and the fabric is a Kokka Ouka in Red. I did however, forget to put my label on it and I could not be bothered going back to do it!

Thirdly, I tried my hand at a "Nappy Clutch". Big enough to hold three nappies and some wipes. Alternatively it can be used for other things. I have been wanting to try this for a while, but I just never had the time or motivation until today. I should take some measurement pictures!

Tomorrow night I have to work at finishing some orders so that they can hopefully go out on the weekend to their respective shops. Tomorrow is my first "full day" at work - 8am - 3pm with a pick up of Tori at 5pm.


Anonymous said...

OMG you are amazing. You are defiantly inspiring. Keep up the great work. Will need to talk to you about the commissions.

Anonymous said...

Lots of excellent crafty ideas, you get extra bonus points for having a Scottish granny :)