Friday, March 11, 2011

Fabric, Mail & Finishes

Last week whilst in Ipswich i went to Bargain Box hunting for fabrics to finish "A Tisket, A Tasket BOM" from 2 years ago. I also needed to fabric shop for my Easter swap & i also wanted to get fabrics to make up the Love Cats pattern. I had to buy 2 lots of fabric for the baskets as i not only did the applique version of the baskets but also the redwork as well.
These are what i bought for the applique baskets but i couldn't find a border fabric i liked or that matched.
These are for the redwork version. Easy to buy fabrics for that version. :)
These are for the love cats.
Fabrics i chose for my Easter swap. I bought enough of the homespun to make my girls rabbits as well. The lady i'm making the rabbit for likes pink.
These arrived this week in the mail also. Another gorgeous bag from Bronwyn.
And another purse pattern .:)

I spotted the rabbit candle mat on a blog somewhere & i liked it so much i just had to have the pattern. Whilst searching the Bareroots web site i found the little chicken candle mat which i thought i would make for Easter.
My first UFO finish for March. The stitchery is by Crabbapple Hill but a lady here in Australia designed the runner which also goes with a matching tablecloth. Stitcheries for it are also Crabapple Hill but the cloth was designed by the lady who i bought the kit off. And no it's not finished either but will be next week as it's next on my UFO to do list.
I love teapots, teacups ect so i couldn't pass by doing this.So sweet with all the gorgeous flowers.
My 2nd finish. This tabletopper was also designed by the lady who did the runner. Those tiny spots are very small suffolk puffs that are then gathered up. I had to make over 20 of them. So tedious them being so small. This is the topper i was trying to finish last year but had trouble figuring out how she put the binding on. Once i hit upon what she was talking about it was very easy to do. Not sure i'd ever like to do that again though.
This arrived in today's mail. Fat 1/4 pack of Me & My Sister Favourites to make Vignette in Stitches. The other fabrics i need will arrive in next weeks mail. Can't wait to get started. I'll have to hurry up & catch up with everyone else since Vignette 2 is out.

Happy stitching


Unknown said...

Love the ric rac around your Gorgeous Stitching...
Great Fabric for Vignette...

Narelle said...

Oh my!
Lots of yummy goodness to share ... enjoy!

Theresa said...

Lovely fabrics and patterns - especially the bunny one. Vignette will look lovely in those Me&My Sister fabrics - I've not finished part one yet - I forged ahead with the stitching and left the Shoo Fly blocks so I'm just doing those now and still have some stitching to do. Hope you enjoy stitching it as much as I am.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

My goodness sweets! You have been busy! Fun! Fun! Fun!
I love the stitchery table runner! It's beautiful!
xx, shell

Linda said...

You sure did get a lot of goodies!! Love the fabric and patterns!! The blocks are beautiful! Love the tabletopper!! Nice finish!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

My goodness you have been busy and certainly have a lot planned to make. I recently bought the little chicken wool project too - it was just too cute to pass up.

Wendy said...

Wow, looks like so much fun! The fat quarter pack especially!! I've been sick for a week and a half and haven't been able to sew much of anything. Can't wait to do some this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheila said...

Jeanette you have some really nice finishes , the runner and table topper are both gorgeous and now you have lots of fabric and patterns to keep you busy for a while , very pretty. hugs Sheila