Thursday, 23 October 2014

A few busy days....

Hello! It has been busy here since I last wrote. 


The time just seems to disappear.... I don't know where it goes but, I have managed to finish off a few little projects to show you.


In between all the usual household 'stuff' that there is to do, I have managed to get some time in my sewing room and I have made a few fabric covered notebooks. 







I am really pleased with them. They all have a little bit of embellishment.... some ribbon or lace and a button or a little applique.


I also made another fabric basket.  This one I made using a different technique to the last time. I am very pleased with it as, it stands up well. 


I started with a piece of batting and I fused some bondaweb to it.  I then peeled the backing paper off and covered the whole piece with scraps of fabric which I then fused into place.  I overlapped the pieces each time I added them. I finished all the raw edges using a machine zig-zag stitch.  I then used the finished piece of patchwork to make the basket.  The bondaweb gave it extra support which is useful in a basket. I finished it off by adding a little butterfly button. Hope you like it!


I'm eagerly awaiting a couple of new books which should be arriving this week.  I'll show you them next time if I have them.


I also have to start making some progress on my next sew-a-long project.  I have only got as far as tracing the embroidery design and hooping it ready to be stitched so far!! Hopefully, I will get some more done over the next few days.... until the next time xx

6 comments:

  1. Awe Christine! Your little embellishments are so inspiring. I can't help it, now I have to go make something cute too! Thanks for sharing, I love everything!

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    1. Thank you Shelly.... your comment has really made my day!! :) x

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  2. Another beautiful choice in colors for your covers. Maybe you could do another tutorial for them, I would be interested. Its also nice to see you in your sewing room concentrating very hard :)

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I will see if I can write a tutorial. I have to remember to take step by step photographs, so it may have to wait until the next time I make some!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  3. Your covered note books are pretty, they will make nice presents for your friends.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! They are nice as presents and I love to be able to give friends gifts that I have made if I can. :) x

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