Monday, 6 March 2017

Weekend Sewing

I just love public holiday Mondays... today is the third day of my weekend!

While I've not been highly productive this weekend, it's been great to get a couple of small things done.

This huge octopus of strips, which I cut last week, has now become the binding for my Sow's Ear Quilt... I'm hoping it will be back from the quilter soon, as my Reveal deadline is getting closer.
 

DD-Y needed a new pencil case for the uni year, so I put one together for her... yes it's HER choice
of fabric🙂 The lining is a purple like you see on the outside.
Thanks to Florence at 'Flossie Teacakes' & her great tutorial, I now have one very pleased daughter♥
 The zipper technique was new to me, but Florence explains it well & there is heaps of great pics.
 

Yesterday whilst scrolling through my IG feed, I noticed that a business I follow was in my area, as a vendor at a quilters group gathering... I spied some wool felt in one of her pics & was able to find out that she was still there... so I jumped at my chance to get some felt.
Tanya is the owner of Cotton Rose, a beautiful shop about 90 minutes south of me... it was lovely to meet her & put a face to the IG loveliness she posts @cotton_rose1.
I really only use wool felt for putting in needle books, but don't like to order it online... I like to see the colours first, before I make my choice.
Do you use wool felt in your crafting??

I hope you have a great Monday... well, as good as Mondays can get!

20 comments:

Kim said...

That is such fun pouch! Love it.

Ondrea said...

Gee you are so clever making that pencil case. Yes, I have appliqued using wool felt. There are so many on the market and the softer ones are great to stitch with.

Susan said...

what a happy coincidence to discover the wool felt BEFORE ti was too late!! I agree you want to see and feel before you buy if you can. I've used wool felt a little bit...its lovely.
Groovy pencil case.

kiwikid said...

Love the pencil case! Always to get something done on the weekend, love your octopus colour!! Have not done much with wool, but maybe one day!!

Lin said...

Hi Anthea - can't wait to see your Sows Ear! The pencil case is great thanks for the link to the tutorial. When I got my new computer at the beginning of the year I lost all my tutorial bookmarks so need to build up a stock again. I only use wool felt for needlebooks although I do have a large stash from way way back. Well you never know when it might come in handy again. xx

Brigitte said...

Such a great pencil case. I sometimes draw back from this kind of pouches when a zipper is involved although I have already made some with zippers. I'll have to go to the link you provide.

Jo said...

Cute fabric for the case... how lucky getting that wool... nice shopping

Jeanette said...

Love the pencil case. Can't wait for your big reveal. The wool felt looks lovely. Hugs,xx

I am said...

Hi Anthea,love your DD's new pencil case and love the coloured felt you bought,i use wool felt quite a bit.

Raewyn said...

Oh yes, alwasy nice to have an extra day to the weekend. The pencil pouch looks great - I'll have to look up the tutorial and discover a new way of doing zips, thank you :-) I'm also looking forward to seeing your Sow's Ear Quilt - so close to finishing and your reveal!

Fiona said...

I always find making binding rather satisfying...
Hugz

Justine said...

I've never heard of wool felt! Well, I have now and I'm going to find out about it. That's a really cute zipped pouch.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love wool felt especially for Christmas ornies etc. Neat pouch too.

Helen said...

Great pouch and fabrics, I am a convert love wool felt :)

Rosie H. said...

Great projects going on at your place. Can't wait to see the finished quilt and just love the pencil case. Better not show my grandsons!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday Anthea. Hope you have a lovely day xxx

Leanne said...

Hi Anthea. the pencil case looks great. I love making things like that.
Its my turn for a long weekend this weekend, I can't wait.

Julia said...

Love the pencil case Anthea.
I bought some woven wool last year in Tassie to do wool appliqué, I haven't had time yet to try it..

Helen said...

Happy Birthday Anthea, hope your birthday is as wonderful as you. 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday!

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