Saturday, 11 December 2010

Friday Night Sew In and Cathy's Christmas Countdown

I had Friday afternoon off work and I spent it sewing.  I'd been busy all week cutting and preparing:

First up I made a patchwork bag to keep the counting bean bags I made in the week in.  I used the same fabrics that I'd used for the bean bags and lined it in pink.  It wasn't such a success this time and was pinched where I'd sewed it, but you can't see it when it's drawn in.  Here's one side:

And here's the other:

I then made this patchwork cushion using some Moda Layer Cakes I'd been hoarding.  I love the colours.  My points don't match up perfectly, but hey, it's handmade!

And here's the envelope closure back.  This is some Tania Wheeldon fabric I bought specially.

I then made a couple of tea towels to match the coasters I'd made for my brother.  I pieced a strip and sewed it to the tea towel.  I have no idea why we have that photo 3 times but I'm not allowed to delete it!  Don't you just love blogger sometimes?

So, that's the results of my Friday Night Sew In.  I'll be joining in again next Friday (another afternoon off work, yay!).

So, my monthly results for Cathy's Christmas Countdown.  I already posted on the first of December - see this post where I got to 11 gifts, so to round it up:

12. Knitted teddy
13. Counting bean bags in a draw string bag
14. Patchwork cushion
15. Set of two tea towels.

Yay!  I managed 15 again!  Now I have just 2 weeks to finish all my presents off.... Aaargh!!


Robyn said...

Lol, wretched blogger just lost my comment! I feel like a coffee too :D. Love the stuff you've made.

PootleFlump said...

Wow you have been busy!! Love the patchwork. x

Amanda said...

Hi Wendy! I love the parchwork! Yes, Annie Sloane was on Kirsty the other week, although I have to say I wasn't so keen on the cupboard, but maybe it looked better in the flesh. Her paint however, is fabulous! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Tania said...

As far as the non-perfect matching points go, repeat after me: Embrace the Wonk, Embrace the Wonk...

PS. I knew I was talking to a bunny expert just before...

Kerryanne English said...

That was some serious crafting Wendy - well done.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kim said...

You found the sweetest fabric. Go you on all of your accomplishments.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love the pinks and browns, Wendy. You sure have been busy linking up this week. Thanks for your support!