Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Late Early Bird finishes

Finally here are some more finishes for the Early bird Christmas Crafting
 At the Craft and Quilt Fair last year was a kit for this bird Christmas ornament.  It was so enjoyable to make, so I have made a couple to give away this year.
 I have made this little purse from the pattern of the teepee purses, but have sewn the last seam flat instead of forming the teepee shape.  Again the design is from Designs by Sick, and it is made completely in the hoop on my embroidery machine, apart from that last seam.  This one is filled with "necessities" to carry in a handbag - tissues, bandaids, hand cream,  anti bacterial hand wash, pencil, etc.all together in the purse to make it easy to transfer from one handbag to another as the recipient is rushing out the door. 
 A couple of the very young people on my gift list will enjoy these owls, also completely made on the embroidery machine apart from the opening for stuffing.  They are so colourful and such fun to make.  This is a design from Hatched in Africa.  It has been good to use my embroidery machine to make things other than straight embroideries, and to see how versatile they are.

This month has been filled with Family things, so sewing time was much shorter.  I was really pleased to get these finishes.

Also in the last two weeks I have been moving my sewing room from where it was in the dining room area of our house, to the garage.  I still have a bit of a way to go but it is working out well and should be good when finished.  Theres nothing like moving camp to remind us of just how much we have stashed away in our sewing areas. 

Peta has been enjoying using her cooking set with her playdoh this week - and the apron is being worn every day.  She seems to favour the cherry fabric side.  She is such a cutie.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I love your hanging birds, they are so pretty! And your cute little owls. I have to make a little pouch for my bag like yours too, but I need to figure out how to put a zipper in first!