Well hello ya'll, hope you all had fabulous weekends. Mine, was a mix of great and just plain odd! Don't think I'll share the odd here, but let's just say, dating can be interesting and need to get better photo's of my dates before meeting them!
The great? Well I finally cleaned my house, dusted, washed, vacuumed and tidied. Feels sooo good. Should do it more often :) I also had a crafting feast. Finished my ornaments for the Holiday Ornament Swap. Now I just need to work out packaging and post them this week. I'm pretty happy with the results. Link to the flickr group and more pics of mine here.
I'm doing a course at a local fabric and yarn store, Calico and Ivy. A magical Moroccan footrest (that's for you Gayle ;) , NOT a foot stool). They've adapted a pattern from Kaffe Fassett's "Passionate Patchwork". Man I had a crash course in foundation piecing. Funny being in a class environment again, those old anxieties about performing creep up on you. So I've made one wedge and have another 7 to do by Saturday, eeep. Not happy with the colour mix in my first wedge. Think I need more dense colours and less white. So we'll see how the other 7 work out and I might resew this one.
Also made a couple of ornaments for an overdue gift to a blogging buddy, it's a surprise so you'll have to just wait and see who its for. I think these are my favourites. I've had this piece of red velvet for about 7 years and finally found the perfect use for it. I made the felt and silk beads, they're rustic, a nice contrast to the velvet. I'm a yoyo wh*re at the moment. More to come on the clover yoyo maker soon. More pics.
More? Yep. I made this bag about a week ago. Based on something in my memory from a Japanese craft book. Made on the fly, so it has its quirks. I needed a bag I could wear out in the evening and dance and not have to have my hands full. Fully lined and has a wadding sandwich to make it squishy. Thought it's probably a little too thick, the Echino fabric from Al is lovely but it's quite a heavy weight so I didn't need the wadding. Seems I like to make stuff bulletproof.
Some more good. I doggie sat/visited my friend's miniature Daschunds this weekend. I couldn't get any pics of Jemima, she wouldn't stand still long enough. But here's Mabel. She is just too cute.
There are a bucketload of films I want to see at the moment and just haven't had the time to get to. I'm listening to the new Magic Numbers, "Those the Brokes", it's growing on me and I've hammered the new Scissor Sisters, "Ta-Dah", damn fine album.
Hey, any of you Aussie readers get the new Donna Hay? Who's gonna give the caramels a go? Tempting. Also love the relish recipes this time as well.
Ok, have a great week. Not sure if you'll here from me again, I'm gonna be up to my eyeballs in strips of fabric and foundation piecing.