Another long break in between posts as I have been busy with Christmas Fairs etc; cutting, sewing, packing, lugging, unpacking, displaying, re-packing, lugging, posting etc etc all great fun but tiring and no time for much else it seems, well apart from the usual DIY, cooking, cleaning and helping with homework :)
Thanks to Tipnut for including my central zipper pouch tutorial on their site and hello to everyone who is visiting as a result :)
On Saturday I took part in an NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Christmas fair here in Chiswick. Met lots of lovely people, particularly the lady who said I didn't look old enough to have an 11 year old daughter, hmm maybe the lighting needed to be a little brighter or perhaps she could see how tired I was!!
Livvy came too and was a great help, a mini entrepreneur in the making me thinks - unless of course she gets snapped up after her forthcoming appearance on TV!! More on that later.
On a whim I had decided to rustle up some more pencil cases using some of the fabulous Alexander Henry 2D Zoo:
Lined with the dotty linen fabric from Sandberg.
To match the cushions:
I know, I know :)
The vintage style bib and burp cloth sets I made with some of my diminishing stash of Alexander Henry Petting Zoo went down well so I'll be making another batch of these this week and hopefully will get some decent light to take some photos of these and a whole heap of other stuff I made.
Also been making some baby/toddler quilts but only managed a photo of this one. Love this Joel Dewberry Sparrows print which I teamed up with some of the Amy Butler Midwest Modern for the binding. Kept it really simple and just quilted 8 inch squares. Rather than hand sew the binding to the front I used a decorative stitch on my Elna machine, a little wonky but I like the decorative stitch and it is so much faster to do.
Right short and sweet I know, but I had best be off to help finish that Maths homework. I'll post again in the next couple of days as I really want to introduce you to a couple of great people I met at the Fair.