Monday, January 28, 2008
They're made of 100% cotton and they are really nice and thick. I don't know if they're any good, but I hope so. I'll give one of them a try tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I just love hearts... ehh... love lovehearts.... whatever.... and lime green is one of my favourite colours... so I think these turned out quite good.... especially since I haven't done any patchwork for a long time. They are a bit on the small side though, 7x7 cm. So that makes the seam allowance at the tip of the hearts a bit on the small side....
I found the pattern for them HERE as part of a mystery quilt project by Merete Veian. I didn't really have a project in mind when I made them, but I don't want to make the table runner they were meant to be, so that's why I didn't follow the pattern regarding size of the starting squares, and that's why mine turned out a bit smallish... But since heart shapes are my favourite I couldn't resist makining some. I'm sure I can use them for something anyway (anybody have any suggestions??).
Monday, January 21, 2008
So I chose a few colours and started cutting them;
These are the colours I chose (see above).... I've started sewing... got four small blocks, and another four half done. But I'm still not quite sure where I'm going with these blocks... They are really tiny..... I wasn't expecting them to be sooo small.... but I'm sure I'll find a way to use them.
I'll put my thinking cap on.... Now, I'm going to bed!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
All the sneak peaks were handbags. One for my mother, one for my brother's girlfriend and the rest for my husbands nieces.
The two top ones are the same design and the two bottom ones are the same design. I've used the same fabric for three of the bags but all the bags are different. (It's quite amazing how different they look when you change the fabric.) All the bags had pockets of some sort, some on the inside and some on the outside, some zippered some not. They all had a magnetic snap closure as well.
I hope they all liked their handbags (if not, they could always put them in a wardrobe and use them as storage for bits and pieces.....;))