Friday, September 13, 2013

Hot stuff!


An insulated batting oven mitt.  :)
So pleased with the outside, unfortunately the finish on the inside isn't great.
I bought some insulated batting to practice my quilting techniques before I worked on my massive quilt.  Which unfortunately, means that I'll be outsourcing the quilting :(
Just too much material for my poor machine.  However, I didn't use the quilting walking foot so still need to figure that out.  Hopefully it means I can make smaller quilts on my own machine.

Material also used here and in a map dress I haven't posted about (can't think why - went to search for it and couldn't find the post!).
 
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

you are a conductor of light



Hee hee.  I just love these matches.  In addition to the fact that they also look like magic wands.  Of course I've run out of candles to use them on!  (Guess what I'll have to buy this weekend?)  Also in the background is a set of vintage map stickers and a cute robot print.


These buttons are awesome - I bought them in a sewing shop in Petone (the Sewing Depot - also home to the Fashion Workshop).
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

something fishy


One fishy bag.
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Rather pleased with this make.  It was a WIP for years - I cut out the green striped fabric easily 3 years ago (probably 4 or 5).  Finally figured out what I would do with it.  Added folds, lined it and used one of the fishes in the lining to put on the outside.  Also made my first fabric covered buttons to suit. 
 

Got into a bit of a finishing spirit and added this charm to a broken zip.  (in the interests of full disclosure - I think I was able to use the charm twice and it subsequently disappeared!)  Such a useful bag - it zips up into a pouch and I store it in my handbag.
 
 
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