Saturday, January 16, 2010

OPAM and Spaceships!

I have completed my 1st OPAM project - I very quickly whipped up a double-sided/reversible bag for a friends little girl. She was having a baby shower this morning but didn't want anything for the new baby, I felt strange going empty handed so I made this bag using some panels from my stash.


Over the last few weeks I have also been doing some more screen-printing with my sister in law. I took a couple of weeks to draw up a spaceship and this is how it turned out.....


We are also half way through printing the spaceships onto some fabric that I dyed. So I will keep you posted on how they turn out.
I wanted to do the spaceship for a reason - I love this book.....


Material Obsession is a fantastic book, so inspiring and I would love to make probably at least half a dozen quilts out of it...."patience" I tell myself - all in good time!
Anyway, there is a quilt in there called Rocket Man (I think). It has a rocket panel in it, I'm going to try to make this quilt but I'll have to make it bigger as the pattern is cot size and I'd prefer a single bed size. So this is on my to-do list for this year!

Now, my sign off for this year is "don't worry be happy", I know this is often a hard thing to do because there is so many awful things going on at the moment. Particularly in Haiti, so check out this Etsy store called Craft Hope all proceeds go to Doctors without Borders in Haiti. And this is the great blog Ric Rac that I found out about it from.

So, try not to worry too much and be happy,
Jess

3 comments:

Melissa said...

What a cute bag! Looking forward to seeing the printed and dyed fabric.

clare's craftroom said...

Hi I'm in the OPAM too and have just finished my 1st project . I love your bag it's great !

Cath Ü said...

Love the cat bag,,, I am in OPAM as well...
Cath Ü