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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bits and pieces

Well we are gearing up for a very hot day here in Victoria. The temperature is forecast for 44°C in the city, though it will probably reach 45-46°C out here in the Yarra Valley, plus we have very strong winds predicted too. I have a very good friend who is currently in the direct line of the bushfire burning in the Bunyip State Forest, so I'm very worried and concerned about her. I've been praying that she, her family, and her 40 or so horses will be safe.

I have been doing alot of sewing the past few days, but most of it I can't show you!
On the Handmade Magazine craft forum, I signed up for a "Paper Bag Swap." So I had to fill a paper bag with goodies, like a fat quarter, some ribbon, lace, thread, buttons etc. Then I swapped my bag with a partner. I have to then make an item using the bits and pieces in my partners paper bag, and then send it back to her, whilst she does the same for me using my items.

So this was the items that I recieved from Donna...two very yummy fat quarters, some big blue ric rac, red checked ribbon, pretty lace, 3 wooden buttons, and 2 DMC threads to match.

And the result? Well, it's not finished 100% just yet! And I can't show you anyway, not even a sneak peek! Nup, nothing. Not until the 1st of March which is opening day. I better get a hurry on and actually finish the item in time! I can't wait to see what Donna has made me!
On Thursday I made a 'delicates bag.' You know, the bags you wash your 'smalls' in... But I decided to be a bit creative....


I think it looks great! :D And it's all securely sewn down, but it will be interesting to see how it wears. Of course, the possiblitites are endless for colours and styles and shapes! I'm thinking black lace, sports, bikinis etc etc... maybe I should sell them! haha



I have decided to join in a "UFO challenge" that Dawn posted over at Dawn Hay Designs. So the deal is that I have to finish one UFO inbetween one new project. I, like Dawn, often get distracted by new projects, and I forget all about my old projects that just sit languishing in a box somewhere. I think I have about 20-30 UFO's (or Words in Progress as I like to call them!) sitting around....which is so shameful!!! There may even be more, but I'm too scared to count them. I hope I can keep up with this challenge!! So, 2009 will be the year of the UFO! Dawn is even having a giveaway on her blog if you join the in the challenge.
So, my first UFO finished is, um...well, I'll get back to you on that one!


4 comments:

The Accessory Lady said...

The delicates bag is wonderful. So dainty. Very nice.

Michelle said...

love the bag...such a great idea...and great design...
love to see what you do with your pack...it's a great colour combo...

equesteph said...

Hi all! Just a quick comment to let you know that Sam is okay. The fires came close, but she and her family are all okay and thankfully their property was not damaged.

Unfortunately Sam is without internet at the moment following fire damage in her area, so she won't be online for perhaps up to a week. Don't panic, she's okay :)

Karen's Korner said...

Love the "undies" bag. What a great idea and you could certainly make them up and I am sure they would sell like "hot cakes".