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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Purple Patch

I've just come in from one of our rare sunny days here in the UK this year.  I've taken to having my camera with me at all times and I've been photographing doors and windows in Cambridge.  I'll post the pictures next - there are some gorgeous ones - people tend to make use of their window ledges in the terraces here to display little collections of glass and objects.

Anyway, for now, here is the project I completed for the 'vacation' challenge at Sew Weekly because I'm having a little break from prints.  I chose 'purple' because it is supposed to be one of my colours yet I don't own anything in it.  I've several things it could go with ...

The colour is growing on me ...

Someone suggested I should use a name other than 'purple', such as 'amethyst' - I think I will!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Pincushion Swap

This is the pincushion I made for Suzy B Sews in Australia, as part of the pincushion swap held by Rachel at House of Pinheiro and Charlotte at Sew Far Sew Good.  There's a Flickr group full of all the other pincushions at http://www.flickr.com/groups/hoppincushionswap/.  Mine is made of leftovers from most of the things I made last year - there are 17 different fabrics in it.  I found it really hard to part with it because it means a lot to me ... I think I'll have to make another one for myself.





Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Sew Cinematic - To Be Screened At A Later Date ...

Well, I got as far as finding the pattern and I very nearly had the fabric, which I spotted at Croft Mill, but wasn't quick enough off the mark to get some of it.  There was 2.5 metres left - exactly what I needed, but by the time I was able to order it, there was only 1.5 metres!  How frustrating was that!  It was in a beautiful shade of Royal Blue and woven in a Yorkshire Mill which I think sold out quickly because of the Jubilee.  Anyway, I'm still on the look out for the perfect fabric for this pattern, which I treated myself to when it was my birthday.  This is my first really old pattern and I sent off to the States for it.  So, I do intend to do this challenge but not entirely sure when...  I'm off fabric hunting at the weekend, so fingers crossed!

Don't know why but Blogger won't let me post a photograph of my pattern at the moment ... I'll try again in the next couple of days ...

Here it is!

I love the Princess Seams on the jacket

Saturday, 2 June 2012

A Touch of Vegas ....

I did actually go to Las Vegas years and years ago.  This is my latest Sew Weekly project for the Vegas theme.  I've been wanting to make up the shirt for ages because I really liked the fabric and needed a perfect opportunity to get going with it.  The fabric is a bit mad!  I got it in Goldhawk Road last year and I only have one more piece from there now to make up.