Thursday 25 February 2010

Bits and Pieces

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.

2010_0224February0020 There were lots of designs to choose from.  I have started a table runner and will use the fabrics in my cupcake.  It should be really pretty.

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.

2010_0214February0011This 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.

2010_0224February0010Being 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.

2010_0224February0013 There is still a tiny bit left and the button, although there is none of the bright pink left now.

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. 

2010_0224February0017This now completes the embroidery for the top.  I’ll just plod with embroidering the lovely, detailed label during my afternoons at the craft group.

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.


Khris said...

I love linen and your zipper purse looks great....I couldn't find a followers button so I can follow your posts?

Cardygirl said...

Christine's workshops are such fun...looking forward to seeing what you do! Love the purse too!

loulee said...

Cute lil purse Janice.
Like you, I'm still plodding with Verandah Views, no rush, just enjoying the experience. I think I'm going to use some of my fig tree fabrics to finish it.

Sandi said...

Sounds like you had a ball at the workshop. Great little purse made with some of your bits and pieces.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the purse.....are you happy to meet another fellow blogger?

Bec said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time with Christine...looking forward to seeing your tablerunner (in pieces or complete!) your purse, looks very modern and great to have two sections inside it....beautiful corner stitcheries....have a great weekend!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love that purse!! You have really gotten mileage out of that linen skirt, Janice!!