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Glorious holidays!  Books, gardening, resting, fishing … sewing!  It was great to start and finish a small mural style freemotion sewing project today …2nd January 2018!

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Something a little different than I usually do.   Maybe I’ll start a new one for tomorrow.

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I spotted this skirt in an opshop a couple of months ago and thought that the embroidery on the fabric would look nice as something else.  Wasn’t sure what exactly. And besides there were two skirts the same!

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So I bought them and washed them (and later unpicked and ironed them) ready for ….today I guess!   It’s time to replace the grey knitted cushions in the lounge with something a bit lighter for spring and summer! I’ve made two and I think I might just make another two for fun…

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Just whipped up a Euro size cushion… shame to waste that lovely piece of skirt fabric!

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I spotted this skirt in an opshop a couple of months ago and thought that the embroidery on the fabric would look nice as something else.  Wasn’t sure what exactly. And besides there were two skirts the same!

AE6C0CC8-BB07-491E-A2E1-2D85BAE31158

So I bought them and washed them (and later unpicked and ironed them) ready for ….today I guess!   It’s time to replace the grey knitted cushions in the lounge with something a bit lighter for spring and summer! I’ve made two and I think I might just make another two for fun…

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Just whipped up a Euro size cushion… shame to waste that lovely piece of skirt fabric!

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Even though it rained all weekend I thought it was time to make some spring clothes.  Otherwise, spring will have sprung and I will be left with gorgeous spring fabric in my cupboard and nothing to wear.   I’ve had this fabric sitting there for about three years so I’m pretty pleased with this little creation.

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Thought I might just whip up a slightly larger bag while my fabric was all over the floor and table!  Fun to make.  Quick and easy … about 40 mins

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Have been Pinning little bags for a few weeks now and had an hour spare this weekend so combined my love of freemotion sewing with the bag pattern and, well, love it!  And so handy!

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It’s my friend’s birthday this week and I wanted to make her something.  I like it.  Hope she does …

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So, I decided that my cross-stitch seems to lie around the lounge quite a lot, waiting for me to pick it up, and well, looks quite messy.  So thought I would see what I could come up with in terms of a bag or something.  I got a few ideas off Pinterest and then checked out my fabric stash and came up with this.  The external cover is a placemat I picked up a few years ago and which I particularly love with it’s denim Paris look. IMG_6788IMG_6791

Oh yes, the blue gingham fabric for the pockets, as you can probably work out, is made from a man’s shirt. The sleeve on the right is quite handy because you can open the buttons and put cotttons in.  I then made a separate bag with zip which sits nicely in the middle of the book for popping the actual cross-stitch in and the pattern book.  Winter Days!

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Just getting ready to do a stall tonight at the Ohauiti Market, Ohauiti Settlers Hall, Tauranga, NZ.  5pmIMG_6677