Friday, 2 September 2011

Japanese Scraps Have Arrived!

WHoooooooooo, my Japanese scrap bag arrived today and full of lovelies it was too!

I cant wait to dive in and make up my sandwich bag, I will have to wait though as I have 2 craft fairs over the next two weekends and lots of stock to make for them.

Speaking of which, part of the reason why I have been so quiet on the blog is because I have been busy preparing stock, the other being we went away for a lovely long weekend to Exmoor for my Birthday. There is no phone signal where we go and so I made the most of the total isolation for a few days to recharge the batteries.

Here is a peek at my latest makings:

I gave myself a little playtime and made up this cute little mini quilt using  the tutorial from Sew Happy Geek. Its so easy to follow and its a fab technique that makes a really complicated looking pattern but is actually very simple and quick. I decided that something on this scale would be perfect for trying out some free motion quilting and I am fairly pleased with how I did. I will be practicing more before I try it on a large quilt tho!

Here is a little wedding gift I made for a friend, I liked it so much that I had to make another one for our home. If you are interested in how its done, I used freezer paper to carry my fabric through the printer. I was amazed and will definitely be using it again and again and again!

Here is a little stitched picture for the Gallery in Teignmouth as they have sold out!

.....and another.....

.......and another.....

....and the last one! I was so tempted to keep this little one. The idea had been floating around my head for some time and I felt rather attached to it but they needed stock and I need to make money. I can always make myself another one to keep  I can always plan to make one but never get around to it!

That's all for tonight, lots more photos to share and new project to rave about but I wont bore you anymore, besides I need some sleep.....the rainbow scrap quilt is finished though so I will leave you with a promise of a picture next time.


Katy Cameron said...

Love the new creations, hope the fairs go well!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

love that postcard to pieces! Can't wait to see your japanese scrap bag doings ... Yay you!