Lots of tea has been made and drunk and there has been quite a lot of measure, cut,sew and press going on.
The second pair of cotton slobbers are done.
I left the pockets out of these, they are not necessary, if by chance I change my mind (a woman change her mind!!) I will just add patch pockets.
I have been muttering about blunt pins recently, I ran a nice big pincushion up and filled it with crushed walnut shells. I cut 4 x 5" charm squares and made a disappearing 4 patch block. I hope that this will resolve the problem, I really do not want to buy more pins.
I used some random fat quarters to run up 2 storage bags, I am not sure what they will be used for, I just wanted to sew.
They are lined with some Laura Ashley fabric, I bought this in Kings Lynn when the shop closed, it was a bargain.
I quite fancy a row of these in my sewing room, but have no idea what I will put in them. I am sure that something will spring to mind, eventually.
I am out this evening, gossip and a bit of telly, dinner will be served to me and no washing up. Sounds lovely and I am looking forward to it.
I was going to make another pair of slobbers and I have the pattern, fabric and zip ready to make a dress, perhaps it will rain again tomorrow.
You are always so busy. Love the baskets, you should have them every where in your house.ReplyDelete
If I can find room I thought about colour coordinating with my scraps.Delete
Those storage bags are just lovely, so's the pincushion.ReplyDelete
I was just playing really, although I did need the pincushion, I have had the walnut shells for well over a year.Delete
Busy sewing as usual Pam, you are very creative, I love the storage baskets ideal for picnics :-)ReplyDelete
Never thought of that, when we meet up next time perhaps i should have one packed.Delete
I quite fancy making some of those storage baskets, I'm getting a new sewing machine this week so shall have a dabble in a week or two when time allows.ReplyDelete
I have made them in all sizes, some I make taller without handles and then turn a cuff down to show the lining.Delete
Put fancy buttons in them! Others are storing FQ in them! Love your pincushion! I do find the walnut shells work great but are hard to find in the states so I have stocked up! I am following now thanks for stopping by In The Boon Docks!ReplyDelete
I found mine in a pet shop, in the reptile department. I have been reading you for some time now. My buttons are in glass jars, but i am thinking of scrap storage.Delete
Interesting! Is the theory that the walnut shell sharpens the pins?ReplyDelete
It is, I am hoping that it works. A benefit is that it makes the pincushion quite heavy so it does not slide around if I nudge it.Delete
You HAVE been busy. I think it's rain again tomorrow, so I know what you'll be doing! I love that pincushion and those little bags are so pretty. The cotton "slobbers" are great - what a beautiful pattern that is.ReplyDelete
I have been doing my accounts today - nothing like as exciting as your creative day.
Been there, done that, glad not to do it again. The fabric came from Fabric guild and was around £3 a metre, bargain.Delete
I love those storage bags - would you consider putting up a tutorial?ReplyDelete
With pleasure, I will be making some more and will take photos.Delete
All these things are so cute. I would love a row of those pretty bags in my sewing room too! You sew such pretty things!ReplyDelete
I love the baskets xReplyDelete
sewing in the rain is wonderful play, I aim to use them as scrap stores.Delete
What a thoroughly fruitful day you had! Gorgeous materials x I've beReplyDelete
I saw what you have been up to, I should think that you dreamed about icing.Delete
What a great expression - SLOBBERS! Exactly what they are! Trying to catch up with blogs - good to hear you are enjoying life. xxReplyDelete
Oh I am having a whale of a retirement, I could do with an extra day in the week.Delete
Would love a tutorial on how to make those storage bags - they are just what I need for the shelves in my sewing room. I do hope you can show us all how it's done.ReplyDelete
I will get organised and do one at the weekend.Delete
I've got my hand up also for a tutorial please when you have time, they'd be perfect for putting my wool in when doing a project. I have wicker baskets at home but I don't want to clutter the caravan up with wicker baskets and these would be just what the Dr ordered. Love the fabric you have used. XReplyDelete
It is on its way Peg.Delete