Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sew and Tell #16

Hi there fellow sewers. I am finding this year its not possible to make it to Sew and Tell every week. It seems to be every few weeks. For lots of other goodness pop over to Amy's.

First item today is a bookmark I made for a gift. I got the pattern from here. I've got to say its a wonderfully quick gift for readers (of real books). Next up was some coasters. I used some leftover denim and some left over squares for my son's eye spy quilt. It also used up a very small amount of left over batting. I used the tutoial from The Sometimes Crafter. Yet another great idea from blogland that makes a great gift.

This is Block 9 in the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I made a small boo-boo with fabric placement. Lucky it doesn't matter (too much).

Below is Block 10. This block and I are not friends. Why is it when you take extreme care with the seam allowances it still doesn't end up exactly as it should be. Oh well once its all put together you won't be able to tell (hope so anyway).

I have been working on these pincushion treats for a few weeks now. Its my first time working with wool. I bought the kits from Hatched and Patched. They were so wonderful to put together. I don't really enjoy applique but working with the wool and no frayed edges was just plain fun & easy. They are filled with crushed walnut shells which help needle longevity. My son ( & Mum) love the show Shaun The Sheep so I have called the sheep one 'Shaun'. Its a great show which is just as entertaining for adults. I love how Annie from Hatched and Patched has created such wonderful faces that look so engaging.

Lastly I have wanted to start a crocheted rug that I saw on the attic24 blog. There are just such yummy crocheted goodies on this blog. I am a very basic crocheter so this one had great appeal, just rows and no joing of squares. Very appealing. I am using the colours in the below picture. I got them from Bendigo Woollen Mills. I decided to buy wool as I prefer handling that to acrylic. The colours aren't as clear as I would like them to be but what do you do when the day is cloudy and rainy. I am truely enjoying making this beauty. Its been a while since I last done any crocheting plus its perfectly aimed at my skill level.

No matter where you live in blog land I hope you all have a super weekend.