I love great fabrics and I found this at Darn Cheap Fabrics at their Glenhuntly store. It's a beautiful red knit fabric and I have bought red jersey for the lining. Lots of super designer fabrics at great prices. if you are into making your own clothes you can pick up great fabics that have been used by Australian designers.
I have chosen this bolero pattern to make.
Then I picked up a classic shirt pattern for fabric I had purchased earlier.
This week hugoandelsa has asked us to post about a work in progress. Now as I am getting ready to go back to Singapore I have been trying to finish up things here and I havent got much "in progress". I thought perhaps I could show you a half empty case being packed but that's a bit boring.
However, I do have one project that I started on Friday when I went for a sewing day at the wonderful and generous Kellie's house from Dont Look Know
I have been inspired by her machine quilting and her use of colour and I have never attempted machine applique before.
She sells the most amazing patterns and kellie showed me how to machine applique and quilt. So this is my first try at free motion quilting. More practising required.
This is the beginnings of a pillow using the Pretty 'n Pink pattern. The applique process is actually easier than I first thought and I enjoy the process of fussy cutting fabric to make it work for the template. As this is a practice piece I am just using fabric from my last Amitie VIP mailout. I think a small project like this is a good way of trialling a new application as its not too daunting and you can see whether you like the applique and more importantly the machine quilting............so definetly a work in progress
After the most beautiful Autumn weather we have been having its hard to turn our minds to cooler weather and layering up. But a beautiful felted scarf can add warmth without the weight. Arc En Ciel nuno felted scarf uses a linen base and then the merino wool is felted on top giving this interest. I would love to be able to make these beautiful scarves.
I am loving red at the moment
But as a Melbourne girl who can go past a bit of black
Hope you like these as much as I do. To see other Saturday Shoppers visit Fancy Picnic .
If you have been a reader of this blog you will know that I have started scrapbooking all my old photos and I know many of you have commented that you want to know more about the stories behind them. A little bit about who I am and my background.
Well today I am sharing some more with you. This is me as a very young girl in the backyard on "cracker night" or Guy Fawkes night as its fomal name. We lived in Wonthaggi in Gippsland until I was 8 until we came to live in Carnegie. I always preferred Sparklers and Catherine Wheels to those loud crackers and perhaps thats where my love of Bling has come from. Of course today fireworks are banned but I have some fond memories of those times. In fact I was able to host my own Guy Fawkes night in London when we lived there. We even went to the Battersea Park Guy Fawkes night fireworks one year.
I still love sparklers and fireworks and enjoy the New Years Eve spectacular and even at Moomba I had 3 nights of fireworks. Of course the opening of the Commonwealth Games has been the most spectacular event I have ever seen. What's yours?
Today my creative space is in front of the TV on the coffee table. I have been doing some Sashiko stitching of an evening. As the nights get darker and cooler I love to have a project to do after dinner. Do you? I love this cherry blossom sampler and have chosen to do it in orange......one of my favourite colours.
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