Monday, 5 April 2010

They're all Pretties!

My hubby has returned from his little trip to the Gemboree which means I have my camera back and I can share some photos with you.

Here's the great package of goodies Elyte sent me for the Ugly Swap. Elyte teamed up my greenish and brown print with a rich brown and gold to make a zippered pouch, covered notebook, needlecase and pincushion plus she included a beautiful tea cosy! Don't you think Elyte has done a fabulous job!! I love them all, thank-you Elyte you've been a wonderful swap partner!
At the recent gathering Helen challenged a few of us to turn a 1/16th piece of fabric into something by tomorrow. My piece of fabric was striped so I teamed it up with a floral print that I picked up at Fiona's on Saturday and using the link that Elyte found created a zippered pouch.  This is a great project to practice stippling and zippers, two things I fear most in the stitching world. I think I've done a pretty good job just don't look too closely at the stippling, I definitely need more practice.
I've also finished two BOM blocks, the first is from Cori's new free BOM Baby Bracelet Blessings
and the second is Block G from A Gardener's Journal, with a slight variation, can you pick it?
I've got the whole week off work, hopefully I'll have a few more finishes to show you soon!
Hope you all had a visit from the Easter Bunny, I'm all chocolated out!!

15 comments:

Gail said...

what a cute little pouch......mmmm...how many days left until Tuesday...must find that little piece of fabric...

Fiona said...

Nice Job Jo - They do go well together don't they. I am working away on my little project as we speak - LOL

Elyte said...

You have been busy. Your zip bag looks great. I love how the different fabrics change the character of the bag. Isn't it a good tutorial and it makes the zip very achievable? You will get a lot of stippling practice if you make the bag x 5. Well the Easter break is almost over and back to the weekly routine. Take care and again, thanks for my gifts. Look forward to seeing your next "finishes".

Margaret said...

The ugly swap came up pretty good, indeed pretty good. Your finishes are to be commended.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Love your little pouch! I finished my project off today, so shall post tomorrow
Lisa

Sue-Anne said...

Your pouch looks great, so does the stippling. You have had a very productive weekend and I can relate to being all chocolated out!

wonderwoman said...

what gorgeous goodies - such a lovely swap partner! Your zip puch looks amazing - i must admit i do have a phobia about zips - i've done 1 in a skirt and it wasn't very good!! But with all these lovely zipped bags/pouches i've been seeing in blogland i feel inspired!!

xx

Simone de Klerk said...

Some lovely projects! The new BOM is so cute!

Jan said...

What inspiered makes Ilove em the zip looks good, but I know what you mean about zips grr ...love Jan xx

Roseanne said...

boy you have been a buay bee head down working at that sewing machine. they all look lovely.I love your items from the ugly swap, I think they are great.

Linda said...

Love the items you received in the ugly swap, not at all ugly. Thanks for the link for the pouch. My gosh you were quick on that bom block I only have it printed out.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Luv the purse you created & the extra floral fabric is divine, my favourite!!
Jane.

Cath Ü said...

Jo I love your ugly fat 1/4 swap items.. they are gorgeous and so is the tea cosy....

Love what you have stitched and well done on the challenge item as well...

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Jan said...

Hi Jo I received my lovely lovely pattern this morning ,I am delighted cant wit to get started ,but am off to my club this afternoon bah !! lol thankyou ..love Jan xx

Bec said...

Your bag looks great, very cute! All the blocks are coming along well, they look fantastic.