10 January, 2012

I've been Sewing!

I've had two days to myself as Noel, Austin and Nelson went camping and Mitchell was with his Nana. So how did I fill in my time? Sew, of course!
Maria sent me some scraps from the sewing machine mat and thread catcher that she made me for the Santa Sack Swap. I put them to use and made a matching sewing machine cover, something I've been wanting to do for a while. I used the pattern from Australian Homespun (Volume 11, No. 11).
 As there were owls on the main fabric, I decided to use the owl buttons I won from Incomparable Buttons.
I also made a little pin cushion to match. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. This is my first time of making and using piping.
Something else I've been working on is the sewing case from Some Kind of Wonderful. All the piecing and stitchery has been done. 
Now to put it together.

12 comments:

rubyslipperz said...

I'm so-sew happy for YOU!! that you had some time to play with your fabric and toys. =)

My brain has been forcing me to focus on organizing/rearranging...kind of like a hungry dog digging for a bone (picture Wishbone here!).

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a very pretty set you have now. Just love the cover with the owl buttons. Look forward to the little sewing case finish. That is so cute!

shez said...

whow Christine your machine cover looks fantastic and the owl buttons just set it off,i so love the bag you are making it is on my list to do as well,cant wait to see it finished.xx

Farm Girl said...

Love that cover Christine, how pretty to have a matching set. Your SKOW sewing case is going to be lovely too, they are all such pretty designs in that book. Happy stitching!

Maria said...

just LOVE the sewing machine cover Christine and the button were just made to match the fabrics. How cute to have enough left to make the pin cushion as well.
Youe new sewing bag looks great too.
So nice to just sit and stitch.

Jennifer said...

What a lovely time you've had, and so productive. I'd like to do a cover myself, maybe I'll get inspired now... Love the owl buttons, they match beautifully with the fabric.

Cheryll said...

Great work Christine...love it! Isn't it FuN when hubby (& kids) are away.. you seem to gets sooo much more completed. :) Enjoy !

Sharmayne said...

Nice work Christine! Love the little owl buttons. You are soooo good at all you make!

Elyte said...

You have put your free time to very good use. The results are great.

Maree: said...

Love that Machine Cover yours looks Great...
Nice Bag Too.
cheers

Celia said...

You do lovely work !

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, quiet time!!! How absolutely wonderful! I love how you spent your time :)