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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

TEASING & FINISHING!!

I have been busy this past week designing, setting up and sewing my items for my swap partner in the


that Cheryl over at http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/ has organised.

First I spent a lovely hour playing with fabrics and still didn't have a final decision so picked 12 fabrics and narrowed them down.These are the final selection which has resulted in two items.

Then it was on to deciding and designing what i was going to make. That done I drew up the patterns.


Then onto the cutting out. design 1 is below.


And design 2 is below!


And because i cannot decide which one I like the most my swap partner will probably receive them both with some choccies. No initials showing so the surprise is still a surprise!!!

And onto the cushion which has been sitting in my sewing basket three quarters done for 5 years. Well it is now sitting on one of the lounge chairs finished and waiting for its insert. Such a good feeling!


My sewing addiction has been well fed this past week and i am feeling good. tomorrow will be a day in the garden assessing the damage the 45 degree heat has done. I think the vegie garden is to the stage of pulling out and getting ready for the autumn/winter plantings.

More on that later. have a lovely evening.

8 comments:

  1. Love all those bright fabrics.
    Laura x

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    1. So do i laura jane - this phase of colour choice has lasted the longest so far - probably started back in the 70's but was pushed aside through the country fabric phase, the soft pastel and floral stage and so it goes on. Fickle aren't we.lol!!!

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  2. What a lovely decision to have to make... which beauty to send to your partner. Either one will be wonderful I imagine! Love the cushion... it was worth the wait! Well done! :)

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    1. I only hope all of the other ufo's I have waiting to be done turn out as nice Cheryll. i am really looking forward to the swap coming my way also!

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  3. Lovely fabrics you got to design with and a gorgeous cushion :)
    Love to have you join '1 Xmas Item A Month' ... I've added your link and look forward to seeing your projects :)

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    1. Thankyou Narelle - I have loaded the 1 Xmas A Month picture - will start in february and really looking forward to completing some of the projects that i have planned and never gotten around to doing.

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  4. Very pretty projects! Thanks for visiting me too, Wendy

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  5. its great getting into some sewing,can i offer some advice,where you are answering the people on the comments they wont get them unless they come back to read the comments,you are best answering from the emails that you get then they get your answers,just a suggestion,hope you have a wonderful weekend.xx

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