Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Goodness!

Wednesday already?!

I didn't link up last week because of all the ill but we're all doing so much better and here's what I managed to do while sitting round the house over the past few days!

completed

- Rug. I finished up the kitchen rug I made using the Scramble Net piecing tutorial. The thing is I couldn't risk Hadley never talking to me, and it's just so pretty... so it's not going in the kitchen!! It's safely (??) in my son's bedroom.


This was the first time I used spray basting and I'm not that convinced, although I didn't see Judith's tutorial until later!! So I'll try again using that but for now I'm sticking with pins.

- Four pouches. I made these as parting gifts for some ladies whose group I'll no longer be part of (not sewing related). It was time to move on but hopefully they'll enjoy using these.


I was thrilled to discover that I had thread to match all of the different coloured zips so they all had nice coordinating top stitching!


And as a reminder not to take life too seriously or get stressed, here's the labels I included inside:


Now the swearing is out of the way, I also got some little makes done for the kids...

- Two tote bags. I followed this ridiculously easy tutorial to whip these up for the kids to carry around their favourite toys:


- Following on from all our silly cardboard creations, I thought they deserved something a little more robust. We're loving superheroes right now so I made these reversible capes. The boy has Superman and Batman, the girl has Superman(girl?!) and Wonderwoman:


I used this tutorial, I did make hers a little shorter because I was worried she might get herself caught up in it!! They love them. He even wore his when we went to Chester Zoo this weekend!


Don't worry they don't actually have child eating dinosaurs, there's just the best exhibition of robotic dinosaurs. It is really cool!

- Hexie Pin Cushion. I just adore this!!!


It is totally hand sewn but came together so much faster than you'd imagine. It's a great little storage basket too, so handy!

I used my precious DS scraps again from Deborah and Susan, thank you ladies :) I will think of your kindness each time I stick a pin in it!


There was a need for another pin cushion because I kept spilling pins out of my beautiful tray, well my sewing desk is a total mess still so it's not surprising. I used this tutorial, which is fabulous!


ongoing

- Stained QAL, the top's all done and this baby is basted, ready to quilt!!
My camera died and I'm charging the battery on my husband's. The late nights phone pics are not even worth showing so you'll have to wait until I'm done, sorry!

- Fat Quarterly Retreat swaps - I've got two more little stitchings to do and then some hand sewing. Here's some hexies ready for the tea towels:


I should get these done fairly quickly so hopefully I can show them finished very soon :)

no progress

- Retro Flowers, not even done cutting, I completely give up trying to actually quilt a long!

- Rose Star blocks, I feel sad this is still stalled

stats:
completed: 5 (technically 10 items!!)
new: 0
in progress: 4


If you haven't seen it yet the FUGLY FABRIC PARTY is in full swing!! I really should come up with a different name though because there's no fugly in sight! Just plenty of yummy fabric offerings.
The point is to pass on fabric to someone who'll love it and it would be great if you could dig deep and link up a post... I really want to see some horrors in there!! ;)

Check it out and go visit all the fab peeps sharing the (not so) Fugly! And keep checking back, the fabric is literally flying away!

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38 comments:

  1. Seems to me you got a lot done in a germ ridden household! Great makes and I love that hexie pin cushion.

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  2. Your hexie pin cushion is just fantastic! I can't wait to try one!

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  3. Your pincushion is just perfect! And maybe I'll try it too! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. I had heart palpitations at you using the rainbow as a kitchen mat!! I'm not sure your sons bedroom is making me feel better either ;-)

    Lovely stuff and those capes are fantastic.

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  5. Wow, you are on fire! Love the capes and the adorable bags and pouches. That hexie pin cushion is exactly what I need by my sewing machine to catch my extra threads so I'll be checking out that tutorial. I'm not keen to do it all by hand though, but I'll check it out. Thanks Lucy!

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  6. Your pouch label is cracking me up! My anxiety-ridden self needs that message on a big poster LOL! The hexie pin cushion is so cute! I love the little storage area.

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  7. We are too alike! I made that same cape for my son from the same tutorial, and I also made the hexie sewing caddy! Too funny! Heading over to check out your Fugly party!

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  8. oh you have been v busy! love the pouches and especially love that pincushion! off to check the tutorial out now! x

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  9. These are all so lovely - but i think you need your own cape Missy - Supersewingwoman! Ok you may be able to think of a snappier title but you have earned the cape for sure!

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  10. The Hexi pin cushion is great. Lucky kids - I wanna play dress up!

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  11. Thank you ;)

    Loving the capes - can't you make those for Retreat swaps instead!!?

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  12. Goodness is right.....so much loveliness! The hexie pincushion is going on my list! The capes and bags are adorable as are those wonderful pouches! PS Send me one of those labels! :o)

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  13. "Safely in my son's bedroom" - HAHAHAHA

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  14. You have been busy!! Love those capes, bet the kids will have hours of fun. Love the pincushion too. Glad you are all feeling much better

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  15. I like how the rug is questionably safe in your son's room! haha!
    You just KNOW that I'm going to make at least one of those hexie pincushions! OMG so cute!

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  16. Wow I can't believe you got so much accomplished with sicky germs in the air! Your pincushion is adorable. Don't send Deborah the label--she'll probably put it on something to give to me...j/k

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  17. Well I'd say you've definitely caught up with anything missed during the ick!

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  18. I think you need to make one for you, you are clearly Superwoman! Gorgeous makes Lucy.

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  19. Loving those pouch labels hahahaha. What a productive time you've had lately.

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  20. Love the hexie pin cushion- happy to contribute in some small way! I must make one!! Sorry, I haven't got my act together for the Fugly party!!

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  21. Gasped & giggled at your label...love that hexie pincushion. You did heaps of great stuff.

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  22. Some great projects there! Love the rug and those capes look great!
    Love the hexie pincushion too, so going to have a look at the tutorial =D

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  23. you have been so busy! All fantastic, capes (How did you get them to pose so beautifully, TWICE?) and pincushions, rugs and all. And visiting the zoo too.

    And you said I was quick....

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  24. Love the labels.... lol And that hexie pinnie! wow. So many awesome things. I want a supergirl cape too...

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  25. I love the photo of the child eating dino! Too cute. And my favorite project is the pin cushion that can hold the thread - now that's a pincushion that would be handy!

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  26. Love those pouches Lucy... and that label is hilarious!

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  28. Love the hexie pin cushion... I recently made a similar one but with a round middle. I ended up unhappy with some lumpiness. It seems to me these straight sides are just the solution, I might use that for the next one. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Wow! If that's what you get done while everyone is ill - I can't imagine what happens when they are healthy!!! You made me tired just reading this post! Your rug is so dang-gone cute!!! LOVE IT! And the zippered pouches - PERFECT!!! I was a little worried when I saw the dino nearly eat your child. Yikes!!! Now go take a nap, Lucy!!!

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  30. That's such a clever pin cushion! And your rainbow mat (maybe you could hang it on your son's wall, rather than the floor?) and pouches and totes and capes are all looking great :)

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  31. Lucy! I would never have thought I'd see you use that language - you don't come across as the swearing type (not that I'm offended, apparently I have a sailors mouth myself :p)
    You are sewing up an absolute storm of late! When do you sleep?

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  32. Wow, Lucy, that is a lot of beautiful sewing! I am intrigued by the idea of a quilted rug, I have only a few rugs in my life and they are not really great so now I have ideas.

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  33. Wow, you made so many cool things! How do you do it?

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  34. Good grief! If this is what you get done when under the weather, you must be unstoppable on a good day! I love the hex caddy and the capes. The little pouches are cute, too. It's always a nice surprise when your thread collection has you covered ;-)

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  35. Found you on Quilt Story. How do you get so much done? Great work.

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