Good morrow dear people! I am feeling rather jolly as I have not one, but TWO days off in a row! Its very exciting. I'm not sure I have adapted that well to having my weekend stretched to a day off every couple of days, fantastic though it sounds in theory.
I have a bit of a random selection of items to show you today- starting with a very colourful make for my new iPhone (I'm getting very gadgety these days!) Having made a home for my hudl to live in, I thought I had better do the same for the phone and was inspired by one of the postcards I received in the Blues Postcard swap- you know the one with the stripy quilted background. I collected together a group of happy singing fabrics and started hand stitching the stripes to a calico background.
When there were enough stripes to nicely cover the phone I layered it with some of the lovely bamboo batting and a piece of the pink/orange floral fabric, sewing the right sides together at the top and bottom so I would have a neat edge at the top, then machine stitching stripes for the texture and finally folding and sewing into a little pouch. It not perfect as the fabric at the opening is quite thick and I did break a needle on it! But it perfect fits my phone and is bright and cheerful.
Its really pretty!!
The second half had a more nautical theme with lots of red and blue, fishes, spots and stripes.
This is showcasing our household items (technical term) so I had to iron lots of aprons, tea towels and tablecloths the day before. Not brilliantly, so if you happen to walk past, don't scrutinise too closely.
And finally, I have had a lovely Three French Hens ATC from Pat. Quite similar to mine really, taking literally the French part and giving them little hats. Fantabulous!!