Monday, 4 April 2011

Stash galore and WIPs, also galore!

Due to popular request, I've decided to show you some photos of my stash haul from the craft fair.  First up though, I have to show you the fabulous giveaway prize I recently received from the incredibly talented Kirie over at Shape Moth:

Gorgeous fabrics and look at that ribbon!  Thanks so much Kirie.  She posted them out prompty but one of our postal services decided to take their time and we both feared them lost!  If you haven't visited Shape Moth, you really should, Kirie's work is just incredible and I'd be surprised if we didn't see her in print very soon.

So, onto the stash:

Amy Butler!  One stall had a huge stash but it was at standard retail price.  This little lot was on sale at £6 a metre though so I snapped it up, and one of them was the end of the bolt, £8 he charged me and there's 1.8m there!  The yellow isn't Amy Butler, it's just yellow.

These were also £6 a metre.  They're textured and feel lovely.

The stall I bought these from had loads of unusual fabrics.  At £6 a metre (again!), I snapped them up.  I love the ladies dancing.

I fell in love with this canvas (the bottom one) and snapped it up.  I actually stood there clutching the bolt waiting for my turn to be served!  We then spent about an hour trying to find something to co-ordinate with it to make a bag.  I finally settled on this white tone on tone.

Fat quarters.  Randoms ones that I just loved.

Sandra?  I forgot to get photos of the beady stuff I bought, you will see some of it in some upcoming posts though.

And the works in progress?  I've got a few going on at the moment.  First up is this little elephant from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.  The book said it was a 4-8 hour project and when I was cutting out and sewing, I wondered how that could be as I was getting through it quite quick and I'm not the fastest of sewers.  Then I got to the hand sewing...  This is as far as I've got.

I did sew the second ear on, but it wasn't level with the first and so I've ripped it off and will save the pleasure of sewing it back on for another day.  I've also got to sew the blanket on it's back, add the eyes and finally the tale.  I did have a bit of a problem with this pattern but I'll fill you in on that when I post the completed project.

As I really couldn't face hand sewing the ear again but I had some time before we were due at my in-laws for dinner, I started some cutting.

This is a cute fleece hat from Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs.  The fleece was very cheap as I bought a throw from Ikea, for £1.50!  What a great source of fleece. 

This will be a pair of slippers.  It comes from Sew Pretty Homestyle by Tone Finnanger.  I have a few of her books and this is the first time I've attempted a project.  I'm a bit nervous as there are no diagrams or photos, just printed text that I'm not 100% sure I understand.  Ah well, we'll see how it goes.

I've also got something else in progress, but I've forgotten to take a photo so you'll have to wait!  As you can see, I am planning on entering the Craft Book Challenge again this month!

I'll leave you with a card I made for the friend that I crocheted the baby set for.  She had baby Max 2 weeks ago and he's delicious! 


Jules said...

There is some scrummy stash here Wendy.

I went to the show with my Sis and can see you both bought some of the same fabrics.

You must have similar good taste.

Love Jules xx

Sandra :) said...

WOW serious eye candy! Delicious fabrics and projects ... I had those ginghamy type fabrics - they're gorgeous! (I had red and light blue, and used up every inch of them :D)

I'm looking forward to seeing your finishes (especially the sweet elephant!) and your beady items :D