Linen tote bag

25 02 2011

I’ve been doing lots of sewing this week as it is half term.  I have made this bagwith linen and  lots of stripes.  Time consuming but I’m pleased with it!

The link to the tutorial is here


Kindle Sleeve

14 02 2011





Yesterday I made a Kindle (an electronic book reader) sleeve for my son’s girlfriend.  I didn’t have a pattern but just made it up.  Afterwards I saw there are tutorials on the web but I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Now Richard wants one for his ipad… (though not with flowers!)

Storm at Sea block

11 02 2011

We had a large turn out at our February meeting with 3 new members.  We watched a DVD showing Lynne Edwards using the  ruler she had designed for Creative Grids and Joan helped use the ruler to make a 16 inch storm at sea block.  Lots of members had a go at this so we look forward to seeing the finished blocks.

The link to creative grids is here


Hand Quilting

4 02 2011






I’ve started quilting my Oakshott star quilt now that I have finished my exam marking.  I’m using a dark grey Aurafil thread which looks nice and is great to stitch with.  I’ve also made 3 cushions from furnishing fabric and finished a small cushion using the Oakshott left over squares.

In January (to divert myself from fabric sites!) I joined a Flickr group called Our Daily Challenge.  Every morning a topic is posted and then if you want to, you have a week to post a photo for that topic.  Members comment on each others photos.  Most members take better photos than I do and usually have better cameras but I’m really enjoying it and have taken part most days.

You can see my set of photos here

and the group is here

On the topic of ‘glimpse’ I got 23 comments which is pretty high for me!

Sue Grundy is on the fabric diet with me.  She has also been working hard to use her fabric and in January used 9 yards mainly on cushions and bags.  That is quite an achievement so I’m trying to catch her up this month.