I have not had time (well time when I’ve had energy) to craft for 3 days now…
And I am in a bad mood today!…
So I suspect the two things are directly related…
Ever get this feeling too?
The dreaded craft withdrawals…
It is a long weekend this weekend & Neil is home, so hopefully I will get a chance to do something at some point over the weekend at least…
Anyway since I’m not working on anything new it’s a good chance to show you a few projects that I’ve made in the last few weeks that I haven’t recorded here yet.
First up another scrappy pouch using my tutorial. I made this for my partner in the scrappy swap that I am running to give her another option from the last one I made….
I continue to love this pattern & method! It’s so fun!!
Here is the other side:
Amazing what a difference a bit of lace, ric rac & ribbon make to the overall finish too – I think they made this pouch personally. I wasn’t digging it much at all before I added those, but I really quite like it now!
Which one my partner receives in the end will remain to be seen when it turns up in her letterbox…
The second pouch I made last week was inspired by this stack of fabrics that arrived in my mailbox recently:
I know, I know… more fabric shopping. This arrived a while ago actually – and what can I say, I can’t resist a sale of Japanese fabrics!
I thought that the yellow & green frog fabric in the middle was so darn cute & went so well with the other fabrics around it that I couldn’t help but cut into it straight away to make something for someone who did me a favour recently…
I love this pouch!
It was pretty cool making something funky using colours outside my normal colour palette for a change too.
The froggy pouch is either going to end up in my market stock or shop now, so if you are interested to own it then let me know
And last but not least I have to show you my favourite project this week…
I made a dress this week to try out my new Miss Bernina overlocker. It was supposed to be for my shop!
But it didn’t turn out quite the size I thought it was going to so I tried it on Abbie to get an idea of what size it was. She was sooooo happy in it and ran around giggling and all cute that it broke my heart to make her cry by taking it off!
When half an hour later I had to go into my office to get some cello tape to wrap a present and she went over to it and asked for it again in her cute little baby language I just couldn’t resist & caved in. She may not have been using words as such but she was certainly clear in her intent! “Please mummy… please please pullleeeassseeee….” by way of pointing and saying “errhhh uhhh erghhh eh Ta Ta Taaaaa” (her word for thank you gimme gimme) lol….
I make lots for her older sister but Abbie always misses out because she can’t yet talk plus she gets all the hand-me-downs and doesn’t really “need” any more clothes. So it was nice to dress her in a cute little dress that was new to her for a change…
She’s just positively delightful at the moment! I just love this age, it’s so fun!!
I also got both of those fabric on clearance at a ridiculous price which is always a bonus, and I just think they look soooooo cute as a little dress.
Now onto a cushion cover for a gift to someone special to me, finishing my Christmas table runner, and making some more pouches.
When time allows that is!
More creative spaces here…
Oh & by the way – I will put out the list of questions for our first Nosey Parker in the Neighbourhood on Saturday so that you can all start preparing your posts. So keep an eye out for it then fellow nosey neighbours 😉
Can’t wait – it’s going to be so much fun!!
Hope your man flu germs are well and truly banished, and you are feeling good again. The dress is lovely, but Abbie is lovelier!
Awwwww, Little Abbie looks gorgeous in her dress!
Oh, that’s just too sweet. I can certainly understand why that dress dodn’t go in the shop.
You’ve made som great pouches as usual too. Hope you get some more creative time soon
What is cuteness? A gorgeous wee girl in a dress that rocks!
Patchwork and Play says
Lots of sweet things to make me smile in this post! Your daughter is adorable and I love both pouches! Your partner will be very happy!
Gorgeous pouches, especially the top blue and red one. Cute little pillowcase dress, too. Good luck with the creative time.
Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins says
Awww, love her! Check our her little cheeky grin She knows she has you wrapped around her little finger… !
Roslyn@Sew Delicious says
Love the frog, the dress (such a cute model!) and am now inspired to make a few pouches from my ever growing scrap stash!
I just found that adorable froggie fabric on Friday and I fell in love. The pouch is super duper cute
Taylor Made says
Great fabrics you have to play with…love Abbie’s dress too.
Ohhh Abbie looks so super cute in that dress, great decision to keep it for her!!
ah, what a cutie little girl! her smile is contagious!
Katy Cameron says
Love both of those pouches, great colour combos (so sad you had to fabric shop just to make one of them…)
Hee hee, can see how you couldn’t resist that wee face!
I agree love both of your pouches! Thanks for sharing…
She’s adorable! I wouldn’t have been able to say no either.
You, my dearest, are in B*I*G trouble! Little Miss already has you wrapped around her finger LOL
But you’re right – she is so adorable & soooo happy in her new dress. Nope, as they say:
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!
1. confused… you made a pouch for someone and now you’re selling it? Or did I miss another pouch?
2. Dear me! That picture of Abbie is priceless! She could be a little dress model!
Baa-Me Kniits says
Adorable….all of it
cute dress… what pattern is it ??? Heading to my sewing room today to finish your blocks…. finally ! X