Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sew fest

Monday night when I got home from work I decided Nomee needed a work out - she has been taking it easy lately, just a little bit here and there.

This is serious and I had been cutting after work this past week so I had plenty of projects ready to go - well can I just say we had a very successful session and concluded with a finish and an almost finish before midnight.

As work has gotten exceptionally busy with a major deadline looming I have been spending too much time there to get very creative with Christmas presents so my five nieces will all be getting a variation on the same theme this year.

I used some of the blocks cut from the Christmas panel to make these two patchwork blocks which will become part of a bigger project.

I made this Biscornu pincushion just because the pattern was there and it looked much easier to construct than I had previously imagined - it was a breeze. Yay a finish - well it was the almost last night as I neglected the button, but I fixed that this morning first thing. I have today off to go to my craft group Christmas break up - a girls gotta get some time out for good behaviour.

Here is the first finish - a small jewellery pouch only four more to go, but three more are already started in the picture above.

All of these projects were inspired by projects in one magazine - convenient that I didn't have to shuffle. Handmade Vol28 No4 from sometime in 2010.

Best get myself sorted and make something for afternoon tea then I can sew some more.

Hope you get to share with friends this week.


Jindi's Cottage said...

Well Nomee certainly made up for lost time...well done...defintely should get a reward for good behaviour, enjoy your Christmas party.

Barb said...

There is a lot of fun happening in your sewing room.....keep the needle a running...wonderful projects!

Lurline said...

Delightful gifts!
Hugs - Lurline♥

marina said...

glad you have been finding some crafty time even though you have a busy work schedule!
Lovely crafting

Chocolate Cat said...

Glad you are getting some time to play among the busy work, what gorgeous gifts!

Shay said...

That's a crazy amount of projects. Way to go on finding the motivation to do all of that between working and whatever else you need to get done.

It all looks wonderful!