Lots to Share

I have slowly been working on my cushion front, which now has a completed leaf – just one more to go.

I have decided that I need to do a little unpicking before I continue though.  The lovely, bright, fresh purple segment you see there is not quite right.  The colour is a little too light, and lacks contrast with the “grout” so the leaf looses some of it’s crisp outline.  I am really in love with this fabric, but will have to use it elsewhere.  I have been auditioning deeper, jewel-toned scraps to replace it with.

I worked on this cushion at Sew It Together, which was weeks ago – I feel quite remiss not to have shared my wrap up with you.

This is the little name tag I whipped up the night before.  I was pretty pleased with it, and I managed to follow the aqua and red theme for the event (despite my stash being light-on in the aqua department – I have lots more duck-egg and peacock blues).

Here is the amazing haul of stuff from the generous sponsors of Sew It Together.

A Thea and Sami wire coat hanger cover kit,an Ernst and Pebble pattern from Jodie of Ricrac, a customised Moleskin from Cass, a Lark green journal, Chez Moi “Swanky” fabric prize from the Oz Material Girls, bamboo needles from Craft Junk, covered button sampler pack from Jackobindi, a fabric sampler pack from the Oz Material Girls, and a Retromummy little hexagon sampler pack to make a hexie flower.  Phew, what an amazing haul.  Thank you so much to the wonderful sponsors, I will be sure to blog more about you as I use your things to make other things.

Here is a closer look at the pack of “Swanky” fabric (designed by Chez Moi, whose collections I really love).  I was lucky enough to have my name called early, to pick a prize, and my eye was drawn straight to this.  The colours blend like water colours, which is how I believe this line started it’s life.  Each piece is a couple of inches smaller than a fat quarter.  This is crying out to be a lap quilt in the family room – the kids curl up with quilts most mornings, while the house gradually warms up, after the heating is turned back on.  Thanks so much Oz Material Girls!

One reason it has taken me ages to share pictures of my loot is because the weather here in Melbourne has been very grey.  This morning it started foggy, but when the fog lifted, we finally saw the sun.

The cooler weather has had me turn to my very basic knitting again.  Another scarf made with Bamboozle yarn – 70% bamboo, 30% cotton = 100% soft!  This one is for Amelia.  Speaking of Amelia, she did super well at the ABBA concert!  We were not allowed to take photos, but one of the staff members was given permission, and I am waiting to get a copy before I share my highlights of the day.

What is the weather in your area inspiring you to create?

2 thoughts on “Lots to Share

  1. Hi Claire,

    I tend to agree with you about the purple fabric. It’s always just a little disappointing when a fabric you love just won’t work no matter how much you want it to, but here’s to another project where it will work!

    Very cute name tag, by the way.

    Your question about what the weather is inspiring me to create – my first thought was: a roaring fire . . . and then I remembered I was supposed to call and order fire wood, so thanks for the reminder! I’m feeling drawn to “sit on the lounge and stitch” kind of projects (as opposed to sitting at the sewing machine), so maybe a stitchery or some hexagons.

    Have a great weekend. Regards, Sue

  2. I’ve been crocheting a blanket for my stash of baby things. Unfortunately, with only 7 squares left before I start joining it togther, I’ve run out of two of my wool colours. Now I have to wait until I can order some more from Bendigo. I’ve knitted a matinee jacket in the meantime! I always need to do something with my hands on the train.

    The cushion is looking great, I hope you find a successful applicant for the replacement piece soon 🙂

    J x

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