Wednesday, 26 October 2011

crafty catch-up

Boy, my crafty blog is not off to a very good start.  It's been weeks since I've posted but I definitely have been sewing.  My favourite finish is this toddler purse and wallet I made for our friend's daughter's second birthday that just past (but the party is this weekend):
I based the bag on some ruffle purses I saw online but made the dimensions appropriate for a 2 year old and added a buckle and adjustable strap so that it will grow with her.  I love how the ruffle on the purse turned out!  The wallet  has a zipper compartment on the back and a snap for the front flap (sorry about the terrible picture but it was dark when I finished it).  So cute, I'll definitely make more of these.

My other big finish I'm not so proud of, except for the fact that i"m finally done.  It's my second baby quilt for Project Linus.  I hadsome vintage flowery fabrics laying round that I wasn't a big fan of, but I figured it would be good for a girly quilt.  I planned to do pinwheels but I really didn't like how it looked so I used the HSTs for traditional zig zag pattern.

I really regret using that horrible peachy coloured solid fabric I happened to have and really wanted to use up.  A nice pink or white would have been so much better I think.  Oh well.  At least it's done.  I was in such a hurry to get it over with I machine bound it.  I prefer the back because you see the zig zag quilting.

Now I really need to get started on my christmas projects!!!