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

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Inspired to make something a little bit different.

I used several floral prints, over part of an antique tablecloth picked up at an opportunity shop.

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So you know how I love doing the freemotion sewing, well, I have a Pinterest Board called “Gorgeous Shops” and I thought it would make a nice subject for a picture.  With this one, the fabric behind the windows is the same as my summer duvet cover so the colours match perfectly with my room.  It is pretty.

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Quiet Life

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Quiet Life ~ Freemotion Sewing | CREATEmeDESIGNS

Just a little project this week …

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I just made my sister this little picture to make up for the dumb present I gave her at Christmas!

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My lovely friend, Rachel, bought me three frames at Christmas (to match the colour of my floors … and they do perfectly).  So today I finished three separate freemotion sewing pictures for them.  And I love them.

The Frames…

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Picture 1…

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Picture 2…

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The making of Picture 3…

Picture 3

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Now I just have to get some nails and hang them up above this little table I’ve taken the photographs on.

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Ps. See how well the frames match the floor…

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