On Saturday Christine Book did a workshop at The Home Patch in town. What a fun day. Christine is a scream. She warned that we probably wouldn’t achieve a great deal of stitching….and she was right. The theme for the day was “Tea Party”. When we arrived these were on the table. Isn’t that the cutest cupcake ever, complete with cupcake button! It holds 8 fat sixteenths of scrummy fabric.
I’ve also been using some more of my op shop linen skirt and fat quarters. (They nearly match my cupcake!) This is the fabric I had left to work with. I was determined to use the zip for something.
This is the result. It is just big enough for a credit card or Drivers Licence. I looked at a few tutorials and then just played. I’m not real happy with the top corners, but they all seem to have the same finish if the purse is lined.
Being an ex bankie, I’m a bit anal about putting coins next to credit cards, so I then fiddled and made two sections inside. None of the tutorials had this feature, so I was happy with how it turned out and how easy it was in the end.
Then…… after I’d finished, I found that I still have the two inset back pockets…. and….. I’ve thought of a way to use them….. but that will have to wait until later.
My other little bit of sewing has been the little corner blocks of Verandah Views.
Now I’ll have to play in my stash to find some fabrics to piece the top. This is one of those projects that I’m enjoying working on, with no pressure and not getting bored with.
I really wanted to have a go at Jenny’s binding scraps challenge for February, but have just run out of time, so we’ll have to see what she has in store for us in March.
Also, on the weekend I hope to meet a couple of fellow bloggers, which will be really exciting. I’ll share more later.