Another week goes by so quickly. I've been busy preparing for the arrival of the In-Laws week end stay and completing a few orders but I managed to continue my challenge with finishing another Work In Progress (WIP).
When I saw these little zip pouches with a clear side, I thought what a fantastic way to organise stuff and see what is inside without having to open each one. The plan was to make loads of them, but it didn't happen. This one was started and then ended up in that all too familiar pile of unfinished projects.
I love the red spotted fabric and now we can see what is inside. At least some hair ties will be organised.....
This week I had a couple of cute personalised pillowcases to make as well as my challenge!
I'm so pleased to be on track with my challenge. Can you believe this beautiful Blue Quilt only needed the binding hand stitched down (not my most favorite job obviously) quilting threads cut off and basting pins removed. I must have been going thru a bit of a blue theme at one stage, whilst digging in my Works in Progress (WIP's) box I found another quilt top with Blue Dresden Plates and Irish Chain blocks.
Technically I'm not finished until the label gets sewn on, all going well I'll do that tonight, then choose another project that needs completing. My bag hasn't been started yet but I have chosen fabrics and zipper and buckles, does that fit in as a WIP, we'll see next week!
Like many crafters and quilters out there, I have a lot of unfinished projects (UFO's), works in progress(WIP's) that have been tossed into a tub for another day, for reasons due to always busy family life, projects I fell out of love with and of course many new and exciting projects I just had to try!
I've decided to set myself a little challenge and try and go through this tub full of magical treasures and start completing them one by one. Of course there is a weekly time limit so that I can share them all with you, that might be a bit ambitious.
Here's the first one. I love butterflies and have had these beauties sitting in the tub for a few years now. Lovely Batik fabric really complimented them and some stipple quilting. I'm very happy with how it turned out and it's up and hanging on the wall already.
Now that wasn't so hard was it, best go and see what I'll finish up next, I have a week right!
The day started early here. A nice 4 am wake up call thanks to the little man. Made my own breakfast, it was early.
As the sun came up the girls finally got out of bed and it was time to open all the lovely goodies for me. A lovely frame, some lovely pj's for winter as it is getting a little chilly when the sun goes down a wind up mobile phone charger because mine is never charged when I actually use it and Chocolate of course!
I had a relaxing day then went roller skating with the girls in the afternoon. It was great as there were only a few skaters at the skating rink. It's been a long time since I skated but I managed to stay on my feet!
I did get one of these beautiful personalised necklaces too (these are not my names) birthdesigns.etsy.com
I've been carrying my poor old falling apart bag for a while now, debating on whether I was going to buy one or make my own. I am very happy to have found an Australian Bag designer - Nicole Mallalieu
Looking at her bag pattern range I knew the decision to choose one would be difficult. I had to decide which pattern would be best suited to my needs. It's got to be spacious enough to hold my stuff and everyone elses stuff, drink bottles, food, phone, I Pods, toys and Nappies. I would love to carry a cute little Hobo or Slouch bag but I don't think it will hold all the stuff.
I love to receive mail and this one that arrived today is quite special so I thought I'd share with you. I participated in the Dust Team Swap with the lovely Mich and her daughter sent me a wonderful letter for the goodies I sent to her and her sister. You can visit Mich's Blog to see what I sent them!
Thank you for your letter Latesha, I love butterflies!
Earlier this year a blog I have been following Pickles on Pizza started "Blog Book Giveaways" This Book, " Eating the Cheshire Cat" is at its third destination with me and you could be next to win! You must promise to give the book away on your blog when you're done.
This book was a page turner. It was dark and creepy but funny all at the same time. It is called "Eating the Cheshire Cat" It is written by Helen Ellis.
I am reading it at the moment and the first chapter has me wanting to read more!
Here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment below to enter, I will pick a winner at the end of May 2. THE ONLY CATCH: You have to promise to give the book away on YOUR blog when you finish reading it. We have to share the love :)