Sunday 29 July 2012

purses and more

Well the buzz on the street this weekend for some is not the Olympics but the sending and the receiving of framed purses as part of the Framed In swap!

I was really lucky to have Di of Willowbeck Design making me a framed purse in the blind swap. Here's what she sent me
Framed Purse Swap Received!

You all know how I love Summersville so this purse was perfect!

Here's what I sent my partner who I can't name as they won't have received the package just yet! I stuffed the purse full of scraps in matching colours along with some teeny tiny crochet hearts.
Framed Purse Sent

This week I've done some more work on sewing room, here's a shot of my inspiration corner in progress. This is where my Mac is so I can see all my pretties whilst I'm working = perfect.

Inspiration wall

I've also been working on a quilt for my friends 40th birthday which is going to be late but hey ho, better late than never!! It's a bow-tie quilt using the tutorial on Katy's blog. I'm using Heather Ross's Far Far Away 2 paired with Essex Linen in Putty as she's a neutrals kinda girly girl!!


In the post this week I was excited to receive July's package from Pink Castle Fabrics Stash Club. I think it's Navy next month which will be great, I opted to get the full club in fat quarters which is 12 FQs per month.

July #stashclub

Finally as it's the summer holidays we've been out and about enjoying the great outdoors, here's a collage of a fun day out had at Harewood House, Leeds last Thursday.
Harewood House, Leeds


  1. I'm so glad you like your purse and have enjoyed the swap!! The purse Di made is beautiful, as is the one you made...I wish it were coming here! I love your bow-tie blocks, I'll have to add that to my 'one day I'll make' list!! The day out looks like wonderful fun!

  2. Lovely summersville and really like the one you made too. That bow tie quilt is going to be fab!

  3. Great purses! You're very generous to be using precious FFA2 in a quilt for someone else! Your sewing room looks as though it's coming together nicely. Great pics of the kids :-)

  4. Oooh, lucky duck on the purse, and loving your inspiration corner. Glad you've been having fun elsewhere too :o)

  5. Phew! I'm glad that you like the purse. I enjoyed making it for you. Di x

  6. Both frame purses are just gorgeous. I'm a big fraidy cat and just need to get on with it and try one! Your friends b'day quilt will be gorgeous. Perfect fabrics for a neutral-lover.

  7. You got Di's lovely purse, lucky you! Love the purse you have made too. Am still waiting for mine and also to hear if my partner got theirs

  8. Ohhh love the purses, how cute are they?

    Your kids are so bloomin' cute, love Holly's cheeky grin! xx

  9. I WANT a purse, stamps feet like a child! We need to get together, Let me have your mobile number

  10. Oooh - great purses both! ANd lovely pic of gorgeous kids. You and Katy are tempting me with your talk of stash clubs..!

  11. You're such a busy bee, Justine! The frame purses are both lovely, both given and received. Gorgeous photos of your children too! Hope you're all having a fantastic Summer.

  12. I know your quilting and sewing is amazing but your children are just beautiful. Enjoy them because the time goes much too fast.
    Huge Hugs
    P xxx


Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx

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