Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Don't be a tool (roll)!

Check this out! AND I'm his "dear wife" - a blog post AND a compliment! I note, however, that I'm going to be asked to make another one but as yet, no formal request has been forthcoming...

The idea for a tool roll to store my dear husband's sculpting tools (don't ask) came about when I caught him rummaging around for a sharp blade in the current storage container - a catfood container. Not classy - and not safe. The pattern is an adaptation of one from the Lotta Jansdotter book (which, by the way, I HATED and, as such, immediately sent back to Amazon - nothing original, and not a patch on my AB In Stitches - in my humble opinion) and has a hardy denim exterior and equally hardy black drill cotton interior (a DKNY drill cotton, darling!). The adaptation is in the construction - I'm a more robust and neater "right sides together" girl, rather than "binding the edges with twill tape"....

Not a lot of progress to report on ANY of the other WIP's - I've reached the 32 week mark with the "growing a person" project and am shattered by 8.30pm! But Quilt Class starts again tonight so here's hoping they'll be an update of substance here soon...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Lazy Susan

I know - I'm not Susan, but I'm lazy nonetheless. What the heck have I been doing since the 20th of March?
The bunnies are still in pieces but I did finish this nappy bag for Charlie a few weeks back, which I am really pleased with - I think this might even be my favourite to date. LOVE the orange and green combination - the fabrics are wool felt (for the main exterior panels) and predominantly a mix of Amy Butler flannels and cottons for the detail and interior.

Oh, and I washed, ironed, and cut the fabrics for the next three - I've decided to try a production line for these three, which I understand may be the way to go when sewing up more than one of anything...so watch this space!

Oh, and for some bizarre reason, I have taken up knitting. 10 weeks to go and we are ready for Baby Peanut - little itty bitty clothes are all washed and put away and the nursery is set up...we just need a baby (but not yet!). So I decided to try a Shepherd singlet pattern (1747) to keep me busy (and stop me buying more baby crap that we don't need). I've already had to unravel 3cm after a hidous casting off incident, so I'm thinking this adorable little singlet MIGHT be done by the time Peanut is 21!