Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Gosh, the weather has been so lovley lately. I don't know about any of you, but I was starting to get a little tired of winter and constantly feeling cold. I feel like I am coming alive, now that the weather is warming up. And I've been spending as much time outside as possible. My boyfriend, Mr Green, and I went to the Tesselaar tulip festival a few saturdays back, and had a wonderful time walking through the riot of colour. Being of the crafty/creative variety, I love colour - and I'm sure you all do too. So I just had to share a few piccies.

In my absence from blogging, I have actually been doing alot of sewing. Which has been wonderful. I can't actually show you the main project that I have been working on for a few months. That's a secret *shhhh.* But here is a wee little pic. I'll be able to show you this beautiful quilt next year sometime. Which sounds so very far away, but I'm sure it will be here soon.

Now, this bag I made specially for the Immerse Stitching Day.
I'm sure you ladies will all understand that you can't go to a sewing day with just any bag.
I mean, it has to be a bag you've made, right? And yes, there may have been a bit of teasing that I used these particular fabrics. Fabrics which just happen to be from Rosalie Quinlans Grandmothers Flower Garden range. But really, I used them because I like them. Honest. The fact that Rosie spotted my bag on the day and admired it is just a mere coincidence.

Another thing people must know about me - is that I love selvedges. I know this may seem strange to some people. But I do. I love them! The little coloured dots. The writing. *sigh*
So I have made items in the past using selvedges, but I had a recent play with them again. This time making a new needlecase. Love it.

And finally. (Well, not really actually. I still have more projects to show you, but I'll save them for another day.)
How lovely is this gorgeous Isso Ecco fabric from Lecien? It is 80% cotton and 20% hemp, and just gorgeous to sew with. I have been making a super, super (seriously, super) easy quilt with it. I think I'll call it my 'cheat quilt,' or perhaps my 'make a quilt top in 15 minutes,' quilt. Anyway, I'll be back to show it to you when I've finished sewing the last of the binding on.

Till then, check back soon because I am going to issue a challenge. Yes, that's right. A challenge. It'll be fun, I promise!


Linda said...

Some lovely work there Sam :)

Jessica said...

I love selvedges too, I have been collecting them for a little while and probably have enough to make something smallish!

Robyn said...

Love the ruffle on your bag. Was it difficult to make and attach?

equesteph said...

Wow Sam, what a pretty bag!! Now I want to make one... this could be amusing :P

Norma's Place said...

Love the idea of using selvages, I have been saving them as I cut them off. Your needlecase is lovely.

The Clip Cafe said...

Tulips are my fave flower!!!! The look lovely. I just joined your blog - it's great. Oh and I want that bag!!! lol - you did a great job :-)