Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy birthday!

It's my little brother's birthday today! Sooo... I've made him a card and a present. I don't think he's got the present yet because I was a bit slow getting to the post office... well... to be perfectly honest, I hadn't finished his present in time (I was waiting for the batting to arrive in the post). And it's really hard using the sewing machine with Susie around. She tends to "help" me a bit too much... pressing the pedal, pulling the cord, running away with the rotary cutter (or licking it)... or just rearranging the bookshelf and make a general mess... So I'm mainly a night worker when it comes to patchwork/sewing. I don't think my brother read this blog, so I'll take my chances and post some pics of what I've made.

Just a quick card for him... (Why can't I just make up a batch of cards to save for when I need them?? I always end up with just having to throw something together in a hurry... )


Ok... now you're getting impatient.... "will she never get to what she's made"... Place mats!! I saw these place mats on a blog a few months back and fell totally in love with them. I just knew I had to make them. So after a bit of research on the web, I found the pattern for them (thanks Merete). I really wanted to keep these myself.... but I couldn't think of anything to give my brother for his birthday, so I decided to make these for him instead. I hope he likes them...

I made four of them. I'm kind of hoping that won't be enough... cos then I can make some more and give him for christmas....hehe...
Oh... forgot to say... this is what I needed that black fabric I wrote about earlier for.

6 comments:

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Flott gave du har sydd.
Håper bror din blir fornøyd.Koselig
kort.Ha en fin kveld.Hilsen Linda.

Ravenhill said...

Tonje, that is so cool a gift! They turned out great! I am the same way about making cards. I wish I could make tons and have them done, but I too always end up doing it at the last minute...

Annemariesquilt said...

Så flotte kuvertbrikker du har laget til din bror. Håper han blir fornøyd..
Leste om din datter som vil hjelpe til med å sy, hmmm. Det er jo litt søtt også da, om noen år blir det kjempegode minner.

Annemariesquilt said...

Hei så flotte kuvertbrikker du har laget til din bror. Håper han blir fornøyd, det er jo masse jobb.
Fornøyelig å lese om din datter som hjelper til når du syr.. Om noen år blir det veldig gode minner.

Annemariesquilt said...

test...
Har prøvd å legge inn kommentarer 2 ganger men har ikke fått det til!
Prøver en gang til!
Flotte kuvertbrikker, håper din bror liker dem for det er jo helmasse jobb.
Søt historie om din datter som hjelper deg å "sy".
Det blir flotte minner om noen år.

mreteveian said...

Hee Tonje, - spisebrikkene ble veldig fine. Godt at broren din likte dem. Fikk tips av sølvi om at du nå syr flere til bryllupsgave og måtte inn for å se! Så kjekt!