Saturday 31 October 2009

But Has She Done Any Stitching?

Yes, I have done a little bit of stitching in the last couple of weeks.

Firstly, I’ve been following the Sew Mama Sew Scrap Busters Projects during the month of October. I just loved the simplicity of the key fobs, so I made one……and then got carried away. So quick and effective. I think a few will be added to Christmas gifts.

I also finally finished Block 6 of Verandah Views. Block 7 is half done. I’m finally getting a wriggle on with these. They are just gorgeous.

And finally, Jenny from Elefantz put out a little challenge to make something for the home this month. This idea had been kicking around in my head for a while, so now was the time to bring it to fruition.

I really like the linen look that some ladies have been creating, but there isn’t really anywhere local to get some. However, I did find this rather large skirt at the Op Shop a while ago. It is 55% linen and 45% cotton. Perfect.

The fat quarters came in a little bundle at Spotlight a few months ago. I thought they looked bright and cheerful and could freshen up our kitchen.

These two placemats are what I created from the front of the skirt. I didn’t know what Mick would think of them, but he really likes them and then suggested I make some coasters to match!!!! After receiving such a positive reaction I will now make two more placemats and some coasters. It is so nice to get positive feedback.

Jenny & Vicki have just started taking names for a new Swap - very simple, two Christmassy fat quarters, two Christmassy buttons and some ribbon.  Pop over to Jenny's blog to sign up.  And, tomorrow I should find out who my swap partner is for the Christmas Decoration, which will be fun.


Unknown said...

Those placemats are fantastic , I love them !

lzilulu said...

oh! scrumdillygorgeous! who would have thought those placemats were ever a skirt!! love the key fobs too....i have also been "following" the scrapbusters theme but i haven't made anything yet!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jannimary, love your placements and the colours you chose...they key fobs are lovely...great gift idea...hugs lyn

Kate said...

Wow, you have indeed been doing some sewing. The key fobs are such great Chrissie prezzies and those placemats are fantastic. I LOVE that they used to be a skirt.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

So clever!! I love your placemats, and am looking forward to seeing your matching coasters!
Don't you LOVE shopping at the op much fabric begging to be made useful again. ;-)
I would definitely agree those key chain fobs fit the November Challenge...and they just gave me another idea... ;-)

Sandi said...

Wow!, you have been very productive! Placemats look fantastic! Great idea to use the fabric from the linen skirt.
The key fobs will make great gifts for Christmas. You could even put them on luggage when travelling to make it easy to find your bag.

Jodie said...

Great post Janice!!! I love your fobs, they would be perfect as gift tags also..

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