First up, the beautiful fabric book. I was lucky enough to win a Alex’s giveaway. Alex is a wonderfully gifted textile artist – check out her blog here. The book is made up of pages of gorgeous kimono silk, and has the most beautifully stitched cover. What an amazing tactile experience holding this little treasure is:
Alex said in her post “It’s a pretty miserable time of year here in the UK so I thought it would be nice to have a giveaway for my little wintry book.” It has certainly cheered up an otherwise cold and miserable week here for me 🙂
Next up, the sewing progress. My good friend Paula gave me an old Sew magazine which had a dear little hexagon patchwork journal case project in it. I have nearly put together the patchwork piece to assemble it. I was only slightly delayed by the fact that I didn’t pay quite as much attention to the instructions as I should have ;-). The hexagons should have had 1 1/4 inch sides, and I used 1 inch hexies so my patchwork obviously was going to come out too small & I have ended up having to baste and piece more than I thought. Anyway, it’s coming together now and hopefully will make a lovely gift for someone (not sure who yet!):
And lastly, sewing plans. I am itching to make another doll after enjoying making Maud so much and recently bought this rather wonderful book:
The only trouble is, I want to make so many of the dolls that I can’t decide where to start! Should it be with Supergirl?:
Or maybe Frida?
Or what about Fleur?
Or should it perhaps be the tattooed man?
How on earth shall I decide where to start?!
Another sewing plan I have in mind is to make my mother-in-law an apron. A while back she arrived early for a lunch I was cooking, and I still had my pinny on. She admitted that she didn’t own an apron, but probably should as she was always covering herself with stuff when cooking! I am planning to make her an apron for Mother’s Day (which is on Sunday 10th March in the UK) and have selected this pattern to use:
I just need to get some suitable fabric and decide whether to go for the full or half size. Pockets are a definite requirement, of course!