Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sewing liberation!

Last week, it was with some relief that the second lot of five bags with matching coin purses that I've been working on were delivered to their destination. Of course I forgot to get pictures, doh.  

Anyway, as happy chance would have it, their destination is 5 minutes away from Brit Bee buddy Terri's house, so Felix and I popped in there for a spot of tea and for me to pick up a rather lurrvely fabric haul.

Of course I hadn't been able to resist when Terri had previously told me she was planning on heading up to Superbuzzy on her recent trip to California....I've been quite abstemious since before Christmas and planned to spend some of the bag payment on a fabric top-up. 

This is what she had for me!

(L-R, a Japanese print, plus three chunks of Echino)

Recipes, cheeky monkeys, a seedy thing, and a gorgeous linen map print
Various others - The houses on the right are a flannel, not sure on the plan for them yet!
 That's not to mention the red fabrics for a swap, and two delicious bags of proper caramel popcorn, bless her luminous pink socks!

I feel a little liberated now the bags are done and I have no other specific commissions on the go. Whilst I've got shops to make for, I can choose what I make and with the fabrics above to inspire me, I'm feeling rather spoilt! 

I started with a test pair of baby shoes, with suede bases - fiddly but quick to make:



Then cut into my new fabric yumminess and made a pencil case


And then I turned this panel I'd made a while back

 Into a giant 24" floor cushion


And my brain is still buzzing with stitchy things, yippee!

x

15 comments:

  1. Nice haul of fabric and I like your big cushion. Di x

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  2. Ooh those fabrics are gooood!! Yea to stitchy brain overdrive - mine won't turn off at the moment. Enjoy your fabric haul and the booties are gor-geous :)

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  3. Looks like a fair exchange of payment to me! Glad your mojo came back :o)

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  4. There are some beautiful fabrics there. And I think the cushion is stunning!

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  5. Wow all that lovely fabric, can't wait to see what you make with it and I love the big cushion too :)
    Emma x

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  6. Fabulous fabric haul and I love that pillow.

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  7. I haven't seen what she got me at Super Buzzy yet as she left it on the train with Belle! Can't wait to see as your fabrics are lush! Love that panel at the bottom.

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  8. Yay for a wonderful fabric haul, and fabric mule!!! Enjoy xxx

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  9. Woohoo! Hooray for creative release and retail therapy! Yummy fabrics! I bet your mind is whirling with all the yummy things you want to make with them! Jxo

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  10. It must be so nice to be able to sew what you want to, not what you have to!

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  11. Yay for finishing the bags and that cushion is bloomin lovely! Baby shoes are very interesting too :-)

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  12. Great stash haul there! The baby shoes are so cute - do they come in adult sizes??

    Gorgeous cushion!

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