Monday, 11 October 2010

A pig and a bag

Well it's been a successful day, if frustrating at times!  First of all I got my patchwork piggie sewn up, I hope mum will like him:


Sorry about the pictures, I'm rubbish at photography.  He is the first item in my Craft Book Challenge!  Piggy didn't take that long, what took me most of the day was battling with my second Craft Book Challenge project, the bag from Sew! by Cath Kidstone.  What an appalling pattern!  Badly written and with just 2 diagrams!!  I figured it out and learnt to sew a button hole on the sewing machine.  I then sewed thousands of them as the bobbin kept jamming and making a right mess of the bag.  It's taken all day but it's done:



I'm off back downstairs to wait for hubby to come home with the shopping, then I'll have my tea and settle down to some nice, easy hand sewing!!

7 comments:

Libby said...

Looks like that bag was worth the headache!! It is darling! and what a sweet piggie! Tea and some easy hand sewing sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Wendy! What adorable projects! I think your mom will love the little piggy, and I LOVE that bag! Great job! ... My sewing machine makes me nuts too! :) Paulette

Laurie said...

Very cute Wendy, keep up the fun and good work!!

Amanda said...

Well done with the bag Wendy. I agree, it's not the easiest pattern I've ever followed! Thanks for your lovely comment! The T-towels came from Tesco's for the princely sum of £4! I bought 3 packs because I can feel a cushion coming on as well and of course one set for the purpose intended! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Sammi @ Stormy Hen Creations said...

Very cute. Love the pig! And the bag turned out lovely...hopefully it was worth the trouble.

My 1st Bambina ! said...

You did a great job in both projects !

Threeundertwo said...

Love them both! That bag is some of my favorite fabric. I have a little bit of it in my stash. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.