Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bring it on

Well its finally election day here (New South Wales) on Saturday 26th. This means voting will be happening at my son's school. Lots of people will be there.  Does a school waste this opportunity?  No sirree. We have a fete happening. A BIG fete.  Parents have been prodded/persuaded into action. I have potted up some African Violets I had struck and got some baby parsley plants popping up left right and centre for the plant stall. A call was put out for some crafty things to be made.  The dilemma was what to make in a short period of time.

Before I could begin I wanted to get my Block 10 of the Layer Cake Quilt Along done.  This was a great pattern that was a breeze to put together. We are getting close to the end and I am getting really curious about the setting for the blocks. I wonder what it will be?


This is my first fete so I had no idea what to make.  I started out making some aprons.  All I needed was a tea towel and some fabric for a tie.  Funnily enough I had all the stuff on hand.

This is my son modelling the apron.  It fits kids and adults. How fortuitous was that?  I didn't even plan it that way.  Truthfully there was very little planning with this. Sometimes its nice to sew and create without having to think too much.

I whipped up some small zippered purses.  I had made one when my son started school so he wouldn't loose his canteen money.  It scrunches up nicely to fit and stay in his pocket (less likely to loose it then).  They are lined and you can write your child's name inside. My proto-type has been a success so I thought they might sell.

I also managed to knit up 4 scarves.  There is a 5th on the needles. I am hoping I will finish it in time.  All these were very simple patterns and knitted up relatively quickly. All yarn was purchased from Lincraft.

And finally I made some doll quilts and cushions/pillows.

OK I am over crafting for the fete. I have no idea if any of this will sell.  I imagine it will be priced to sell so I haven't used any precious fabrics or spent too much money making these things. I just hope its a fine day and some money is raised for the school. Its a public school so the fete is a great opportunity to supplement the money received form the government.
I hope you all have a fabulous week. Talk to you soon.


Jenn said...

such a lovely block!!! I love the fabrics, too! makes me want to start a quilt, but I have no time for that right now....sigh...thanks for sharing!

jlk said...

Those are so cute. I am sure they will sell!

Rene' said...

Karen, you've made some wonderful items. I really like the zippered pouches. I am sure they will sell. Great block for the Layer Cake quilt along too. You've been a busy girl!

Sue SA said...

Way to go, thats a great contribution to your son's school's fete! Cute block looking forward to the end result. Happy quilting Sue.

Catherine said...

Wow I can't believe how much your made for the school fete! Awesome effort and I'm sure they will all go very quickly! Love the latest block forthe quilt a long!

Jodi said...

Wow, you have been very busy, and such wonderful things you've made! I hope it went well and you sold lots, if not all! I love your tulips on your header - it's only 28 degrees here, with a freezing wind on my 8 a.m. walk! Would love to pick your brain about how to get my African violets to bloom!