Friday, 26 November 2010

Pastures new

My brother and his lovely fiancee moved house a week or so ago which has sparked a myriad of soft furnishing projects for Yvonne and myself. We do love a good interior design project but it has meant that things have been slightly quiet around here so apologies to those of you who wait for an update from us :) I'm hoping to visit them this weekend so will snap some pictures of the curtains and blinds Yvonne and I have made.

After being a good girl and completing all my swap commitments for the year I have been able to turn my attention to other things. I thought a house warming gift would be appropriate so I dug out my Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun and made some placemats.

I think this fabric is just gorgeous so I'm hoping that my brother and his fiancee will too. I backed and bound the placemats with one of the Gunilla range of fabrics from Ikea.

I had been coveting this fabric for a while so was delighted when Yvonne managed to get me some from the Ikea near my brother's new house. I felt very generous as I cut into it for "someone else"! I wrapped the finished goodies up in a ribbon and now they're all ready for their new home.

Earlier this week I received an exciting package from Heather of {House} of A La Mode. Heather had been having a destash sale and I was lucky enough to get my hands on these goodies. I'm very much looking forward to playing with these. I have a feeling they may be finding their way into Christmas goodies.

I've also thought of a use for the pickledish block I made a while ago. Earlier this year my cousin and his wife had a beautiful baby girl. To mark the occasion I made her a quilt featuring "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". The fabrics were such fun and luckily I had some left-overs which I think will look cute in a small quilt/wall-hanging. The pickledish block will be a perfect accompaniment and will give the opportunity for the quilt/wall-hanging to be reversible.


  1. Lots of exciting things going on here. I'm fully expecting something on Christmas morning though, so be warned! :)I love the placemats, that fabric is fab isn't it?

  2. I have that black fabric from Ikea as well & thought about using it for the first bag in the Sew Along, but decided to stick with the bigger print instead.

    So glad you're joining!


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