Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Busy Busy Busy....
I'm having a really productive time of it now the sicky bug has retreated. Hooray I hear you cry, well I shouted Hooray anyway!
Before I show you my most recent sewing I need to share with you that mad as I am I seem to have joined two more swaps!! See the buttons on my side bar as there's still time to sign up to both of them. The first is Faerie Nuff's Strawberry Swap and the second is Fondant Kisses Boudoir Swap! Both are really easy and cute and not due for posting until the end of June so I figured that as the three other swaps I'm doing require posting by the end of May, then two for June should be a doddle!!
Now onto the more exciting stuff that I simply call progress (at last).... I've completed a couple of the handmade elements of my swap with MaryAnnLucy for the 'Good Enough To Eat' swap. Clearly I can't show you them as I know my partner reads and comments on this blog of mine and how disappointing would that be. Seeing the goodies before the postie delivers them I mean, not her reading my blog! Anyhow the package is nearly good to go and I hope to post it by the weekend. I will definitely do a post on goodies sent and received when the time is right.
Look at that for a sewing frenzie - up until gone 1am last night! So, I have at last made cracking progress on my lined, yes lined, (no shirking on the professional front here you know) curtains, destined for the french doors in the above picture that lead out of our kitchen diner into what can only be described as a pile of mud. Newly acquired new build home = no garden. Anyway less of the waffle more evidence please.
Just take a look at that seams on that lining. Beautiful. More beautiful than the CK ironing board cover. To the more experienced sewers out there just lie to me if you have to, I won't tell anyone! Come on it's the first pair of curtains I've made. Ever. I love em! Here's a better picture of the fabric so you can get an idea of the modern brights I'm currently coveting. Its from Ikea. Excuse the blatant lack of ironing, needed to collect 'Master M' from school!
I love loads of Ikea fabric but the prints are normally too large scale for many of my projects but when I saw this one I knew exactly what I wanted it for. Its a really good quality fabric as well for a fraction of the cost of the designer ones we all love! I'm hoping to finish this curtain tomorrow and complete its pair on Friday.
Finally you may have noticed from my sidebar that I have joined the Fresh Modern Bee 2. Mmmm. Excited and apprehensive would be the best way to describe my feelings on this matter currently. I have never made a quilt before but I always wanted to! It's going to be a huge challenge for me but hopefully I'm going to meet some more great blogger pals and learn some fab quilting techniques along the way. Either that or it will be a complete disaster and I'll have to go hide in a cave somewhere out of complete and utter humiliation, never to be heard of again!
PS. Look what the postie brought me today. I love it already and highly recommend it!