Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My Creative Space

I'm currently obsessed with making fabric coasters ... I decided I was going to make some coasters for a few of my colleagues but as we're all now in one big open plan office like one big happy family, it seemed a good idea to make everyone a coaster (note to self - it is not a good idea to action any "Ah-Ha!" thoughts late at night, after a long day and a couple of big glasses of wine).

Here's a small stack of cut, pinned and ready-to-sew coasters ...

And here are a few which I finished yesterday ....

Just 25 left to go!!They are a great way of using up leftover bits from other projects.

Find out what other creative folk are up to over at Kootoyoo's blog here.

Stuffies galore

A friend who volunteers with the Girl guides wanted me to make some of my stuffies (little zippered pouch) for her to give to her guiding colleagues as Christmas presents.

Those of you who are familiar with Girl Guides will know that the adult leaders are sometimes called Brown Owls and other leaders are often named after different owls. Here are the ones I made for her.

She also had the 2 owl ones in this trio.

I think I might make some more - those owl fabrics are so darn cute.
If you'd like to make some too, the tutorial is here.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

More fold-away shopping bags

Here are two of my fold-away shopping bags which I made recently. They are based on my tutorial here.

These are made using some of Amy Butler’s gorgeous decorator-weight cotton sateen. Underneath the buttons are sew-on snaps.

Here is one fully opened.

And here is the other.

I have been sewing small things recently – mostly because small things are quick to sew and easy on my brain which has been pretty preoccupied with work of late. Things are getting back to normal very slowly but I now have a new team and need to devote some time to getting to know them and training them.

Wishing you a great week ahead. x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Apologies for my absence ....

It's been so long since I've been on my blog - work interrupted normal life somewhat significantly. But things are slowly getting back to normal and I have some bags to share with you and some stuffies too. Oh and there is the matter of the prize draw for the "Guess the item" post some weeks back. I shall post about that soon.

I hope you have all been well, friends.