Goodness look how easily I fall back into bad blogging habits.
I'm slowly trying to establish some sort of a routine in my life, as everything has gone to pot over the last 8 - 12 months. The wonderful Rose started a 28 day challenge on the DTE forum last month and I'm hoping it will help me find my way.
I have managed to do a little sewing during my blogging drought and thought I'd share that with you today.
This friendship bag was made to hold an 18th birthday present for a family friend. My idea. Of course I leave everything to the last minute and couldn't get it finished on time.
|Fabric panels and coordinating fabrics|
It turned out really well and is very cute, I'm sure I'll find a home for it soon. There is a bit of an interesting story about the fabrics I used. The panels were purchased from eBay with the intention of using them for a quilt for my niece. Some months later I won a fabric pack as a door prize at a my local quilt shop. I later realised that the fabrics were from the same range as the little panels, what a coincidence.
A couple more pairs of underpants have been made. After a few adjustment to the pattern I'm really happy with how they fit. The Hawaiian print cotton Lycra cost only $1.00 for 1m at the RSPCA thrift shop. The black Lycra was purchased several years ago and never used. Buying the elastic is the most expensive part. I must get myself organised as I'm in desperate need of a few more pairs.
|Perfect fit undies|
Last but not least I finally finished my vintage sheet quilt top. Hmmm it's only taken how many years. I was all set to use an old woollen blanket as batting and one of Mum's old flannelette sheets for backing but it's a bit bigger than I anticipated. Finding or having the space to lay it out so I can sandwich the layers is proving difficult. Sounds like another excuse really!!
|Being queen size it's difficult to get a good picture|
|I'm planning on using the sheet on the left as backing|
I really need to apply myself to finish this quilt, it will be perfect for summer, nice and bright and breezy. Stay tuned for updates and a whole post dedicated to vintage sheets.
Have a lovely weekend