Yahoo, I have a couple of finishes to share!
All I need is inspiration to strike and I'm off and running!
First up is a mug carrier. My mum has been saying for awhile now that all the girls at sewing class say she needs a mug carrier. And when I saw the free project download in this months Homespun I knew I had to whip it up.
Mine looks a little different - my printer isn't printing so I read through the instructions and other than writing down the cutting sizes, I made it from memory. My memory is not the greatest (since having kids LOL) so I have attached to pocket differently.
The other obvious difference is the stitchery. I got this one off Natalie Lymer's blog, Cinderberry Stitches. It is a free design for a needle case.
I also used a Cosmo marble thread, this is beautiful thread to stitch with!
This is a BIG mug carrier, it will fit a monster size mug, which I think mum appreciates because we both love a big mug of tea!
My second finish is a peg basket. This also has a bit of a story to it.
My washing machine has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks so far, and still waiting to be fixed. So I have been doing some washing in both my Mum's and my mother in-laws machines.
I noticed today while hanging out my washing on MIL's line that her peg bag was in a very sad state. So I came inside and looked through my tea towel pile and found a pretty one that I didn't want to use in the kitchen because it would end up stained and gross.
It was so easy to make, probably only took half an hour. Because of the directional embroidery I had to cut the tea towel up, but if you used a plain tea towel you could make it a lot quicker with no cutting.
I used velcro across the top. The stiffness of the velcro should hold the top nice and flat.
These have been done after mothers day too!
One last thing, the Monica Poole trunk show.
This was quite good, Patchwork Angel put it on and supplied the models (who did a great job). Her clothing range is very nice and has quite a few beautiful and versatile pieces, I loved the Salsa and A-line skirt pattern (the pics on the pattern don't do the skirts justice), the tunic and jacket are both beautiful and the vest was lovely too!
Next up is the Quilters Trail Muster at Gatton this Sunday! We are going to leave early and have a family picnic breakfast at Kilcoy on the way out, it should be great and you will hear about it next week!