A few things have come to fruition around here, so it's time for a little update. Firstly, there was the Mouthy Stitches zippy pouch swap. In my last post you saw this pouch I made, which I can now reveal was for Jan over at Isisjem, who thankfully seems really pleased with it. And I was super lucky today because the pouch made especially for me arrived, and just look at it!
Look at that embroidery! The french knots in that sewing machine are amazing!
This lovely and useful pouch was made for me by Indianna who blogs at Indianna Dreams. Not only did she do this embroidery, she also pieced the back in some lovely and covetous Hometown text fabrics and made her own lining fabric using stamps.
I am in awe of all the skills used in this make, and I really appreciate the time and effort that Indianna put in, not only in the making but also in the stalking she must have done to get me so spot on!
Thanks lovely lady!
In other news, I have finally finished my block for Jennie, aka Miss February in the Brit Bee. Jennie set a tricky challenge that had most of us quaking in our boots - she asked for a fabric self portrait! Not to be beaten, I picked this photo of me (from this blog, a little while back)
and set to work with the free-motion foot on my sewing machine (for the uninitiated, this gadget allows you to use your sewing machine more like a pencil - in my case, a pencil wielded by a two year old!). I added a few applique details and since Jennie asked for a background that represented us, I opted for a rainbow made out of fabric scraps, pieced together to look like the brick wall in the original photo.
And there we have it!
Now, I need people to know that whilst I do have fat lips, no one stares or comments, so I'm hoping my lips suit me more than the fish-face I seem to have given myself in this portrait!
And finally, some exciting breaking news - James and I have decided to make good on the wedding we promised ourselves a while back...and we're getting married, THIS SUMMER! Venue was selected last weekend, and we are in the throes of finding a date that suits all family members (ha ha)
Stay tuned, cos I think I might have to make some stuff for this event...although I won't be making my dress..unless I decide to walk down the aisle in a quilt :D