M & O chose their own fabrics and only needed a little help with turning the sharp corners of the beak. I think M picked cute colours and fabrics and her tiny stitches are a wonder for any 10 year old. Spool Sewing used their birds to make an amazing mobile.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
Such a treat ! Kaffes energy and passion for colour is amazing. I left totally inspired and energised.
Kaffe showed a quilt designed by Kim McLean called
Her quilt was made using small pieces of Kaffes fabric and spectacular applique. Ideas for a future project I think.
Just to make a good week even better these arrived in the post Friday morning. New Birki's.
Monday, 9 June 2008
The past 3 weeks have consisted of night shifts and sewing during my breaks. During my rota of night shift I tend to feel that all I do is work and sleep. Ive found the antidote.
Having a nice project to work on helps me to feel less sorry for myself. This flower pincushion from the brilliant Anna Maria Horner http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/ did the trick over the last week. It was small enough to hand sew and carry with me.
As purple and green are my favourite colours I thought Id try them together. The retro fabric used for the petals was thrifted, and works well with the green "roman glass" Kaffe Fassett fabric http://www.kaffefassett.com/patchwork.htm. I've another few projects in mind with this colour combo. By the way the pincushion pattern is from the Spring 2008 edition of Better Homes and Gardens "Quilts and more" mag.