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December 17, 2010
Sew and Tell
I didnt think i had much for show and tell
but when i started taking photos
i was suprised at how much i have made over
the last couple of weeks.
A library bag for a dinosaur obsessed 6 yr old (above ).
I also found a great tutorial for a pin cushion caddy
This is all hand pieced and a
great project for the couch after hours!
Note to self : read the instructions!
This was intended as a gift but as i overstuffed it
and the middle blew out a bit
ive decided id better keep it!
A sewing machine cover.
Since making this i have bought a new machine
- this now brings my sewing machine tally to ...um, 7
(its actually more than that but they are the machines i do use),
maybe i am crazy?.....
I bought some lovely fabric bundles from
Cynthia puts these custom bundles together and are good for people like me
who buy a lot of fabric over the internet as you are assured that they coordinate.
Its very hard to match fabric on a computer screen!
Anyway, ive cut it up and started another kaleidoscope.
Its a bit different to the last one which is still a WIP,
as usual im unsure about my colour choices,
but i think (hopeful) it will look good!
Im planning on doing some
handquilting on this one.
I crocheted a couple of headbands for christmas gifts.
A really quick and easy project found
some lovely organic cotton.
I also made a couple more of these...
Dont forget to enter my little
will draw on Christmas Eve!
oh so lovely little projects, so glad you posted a link to the headbands, have been looking for them without success! the kaleidescope pieces look great, they always do ya know! have a lovely day.
December 17, 2010 at 12:39 PM
Your work is just so pretty, and when I thought I'd never quilt again as there are so many other things to do, after discovering your blog I am thinking about making a pieced bedspread and pillowcases! Might just start with the pillowcases and see how long that takes!
December 17, 2010 at 12:48 PM
Frugal Down Under
I LOVE the headbands!!! Do you sell them?
I'm off overseas this weekend, but on my return I will be heading your way and hope to pop in, as my Dolly is looking forward to a play with your lovely children and i would love to learn some new skills.
December 17, 2010 at 1:55 PM
I'm totally in love with everything you have made. It is all so pretty. cherrie
December 17, 2010 at 4:02 PM
Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms
Beeoootiful things as always, Melissa. I love everything!
December 17, 2010 at 4:25 PM
You have been a busy bee! All good stuff as usual! Melissa, which machine do you do your free motion embroidery on. I'm using a borrowed machine at the moment, but my brother and his wife are giving me her old one so that'll put me on, but I like to dream dreams of one day having a new one! I love the caddy you made. One for the new year I think! Lots of love, Chick. Amanda xxx
December 17, 2010 at 5:28 PM
Bianca Jae Makes Stuff
GORGEOUS!!! We have to oganise a show and tell this week!! Love it all!!!
December 17, 2010 at 8:57 PM
I love that pin cushion caddy!! How wonderful. Heading straight over to check out the tutorial right now! What a pity you had to keep it for yourself :P
December 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM
Wish I was on your Xmas List! Beautiful objects, beautifully made. x
December 18, 2010 at 7:07 AM
Quilting in My Pyjamas
Noooooooooooooo...I toook one look at your fabric stack and headed on over there. Bad Pyjamas!
Love the dino- bag and the sewing machine cover is sweet! I want to make one.
I read how many machines you have and had to go get my glasses because I was pretty sure I was seeing things. Nup- my eyesight is still good. Thats amazing. I have two. Why do you have 7? Do you have 14 hands? Im just curious.
December 18, 2010 at 7:59 AM
I love it all... you're such a marvellous talent!
December 18, 2010 at 9:03 AM
Everything you've shown is amazing!! The free motion embroidered sewing machine on the pincushion is so gorgeous. 7 machines!!! Wow!! You to do a post to introduce them all.
December 19, 2010 at 2:35 AM
I love it all!!!...especially the Hexie caddy pincushion :) Love the embroidery detail you added..gorgeous!
Please join my Hexie Caddy Parade.
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