Thursday, 8 July 2010

Proms, New Bags & Crazy Quilting

This week has been a bit manic!  Do you have times when your creativity lulls then comes back with a vengeance but at completely the wrong time?!  This week I have been preparing for upcoming holidays and as all mums will know that involves unbelievable amounts of washing and ironing, small child's junior prom, creating new designs and discovering a new technique, phew!!  So here are some pictures to illustrate.

First of all my baby going to her prom with her friend, oh so grown up! My baby is one in dotty dress...


Secondly new bag a different take on my teeny bag, slightly bigger and quilted,


Lastly my new technique that I am now really enjoying, I knew there was a patchwork artist in me, she just took some finding.  So here is my first attempt at crazy quilting, I knew those bits would come in useful for something!  It does need another little iron though, linen is lovely but it creases like mad.



I have discovered this ladies work over at Patchwork Pottery and am loving it, any patchwork lovers out there I can guarantee will become hooked looking at this ladies flickr pictures!



8 comments:

Tracey said...

I'm lovin your patchwork! Keep at it girl ... there is definitely a quilt artist in you! Give me a shout if you need any help !

Jenny said...

Great stuff, love the patchwork and quilting!

Minky Magic said...

Your little girl looks so sweet! Love your new tie up bag and quilting - but I have no idea where to start with that, i'm still trying to master threading my damn sewing machine!

PUKKA PINNIES said...

Patchworking is fab. It is something that I have only recently discovered (and have much to learn) but I love piecing all those bit of lovely fabric to gether. Can't wait to do some more. I love the texture that the quilting on your bag has provided. Have you done it free style?

PatchworkPottery said...

Thank you so much Elissa! Your bag is fabulous! For crazy patchworking try this method: randomly sew scraps together. Once you get a big blob, start slicing it at weird angles and keep sewing it back together! So much fun :o) Hugs, Laurraine

The English Writer said...

I just love your bags, your fabric is gorgeous. Loving your daughter's dress too! x

Elizabeths Attic said...

Love the spotted dress, I am going to a wedding next month and I fancy a navy and white spot dress, do you think your daughter would loan me hers lol.... Also love the bag with the tie your bags are so wonderful. Thanks for popping by.
Beverley

Not Just Handbags said...

Thank you for the comments! Pukka the machine work is freestyle, machine coughs and splutters a little but it does what I want eventually, :-) Bev - daughter is quite the little business woman so would probably charge a hire fee, lol!