Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Crayon roll

OK, not too exciting but I knocked out this crayon roll for M's friend Lachie last night. She's staying over at his on Friday night so that we can have a night away in Daylesford for our anniversary and hubby's bday. It's the first time I've left her over night so I'm both nervous and excited at the prospect!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic distraction

I think the Olympics might distract me from my sewing for a while so bear with me....I'll be back soon!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vintage style apron

I finished this apron from my Bend the Rules Sewing book last night. It was a present for a work friend who kindly volunteered to babysit the other night so D and I could go out. I got the green fabric from an op shop a while ago for 50c and the rest was offcuts I had lying around. My other work colleague said that she would gladly babysit if she could have an apron in return!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bias Binding is ugh!

Well I couldn't sleep one night so I started and finished a quilt for M's doll, George. As you can see from the pic, M has decided that it's suitable for her to use too. I made it using some squares left over from a play mat that I am making for the baby, a bit of yellow cotton and some blue fleecy material.

I've also just finished a kimono for one of the carers at M's daycare who is about to have a little girl. Although I'm pretty pleased with the outcome it did give me the title for the post. I'm finding bias binding so fiddly and annoying...completely ugh! It does look good once it's done though. M was very annoyed that this wasn't for her so I've promised that my next project will be a top for her.

This promise was a bit of a fib because I've already started my next project, which is a vintage style apron for a friend who offered her babysitting services so that we could have a night out on Saturday.

The most exciting news today is that one of my EB sewing friends randomly selected me to be the recipient of a gift to be made by her. How exciting and generous! Here's a link to Lisa's inspiring blog.