Friday, 6 March 2009

My Mother's Day Sewing Forum Challenge!

Hey Happy March,
Did you remember to say white rabbits three times on March 1st morning!? I did! It suppose to be good luck!

I am a member of the Sewing Forum (TSF)(very Chris Evans!!).
Anyway I've signed myself up for the Mother's Day challenge! A little something to make for Mumsy!! She actually wants earings to match the necklace I made her for Xmas! I will make them!! Oops I better get a move on with them too!

I know what I wanted to do.

Firstly I wanted to use the fabric I'd made for the Easter Egg because I just loved the pattern and the colourways of the fabric.
Secondly I had down loaded a FREE clutch bag pattern from the Kwik Sew patterns website!
I reduced the pattern by 50% as that's all that was left of the fabric after I'd cut out the egg sections!

And there's the finished mini clutch bag! Perfect for evening..just big enough for phone, lipstick, make-up mirror and taxi fare!!

Cute eh!!! The picture below shows some details....the blue closure is a shaped button onto a wire crochet back. It's lined and piped around the edges with purple Taffeta.

Yet again the camera lies!!!! The gold mesh over the fabric catches the light and gives the fabric depth and luxury feel...

Now this strange shape is the body of a Stump Doll!!!! The bloke at home thought I was making a lamp base!!

I'm hoping when she has her face, arms and clothes she will be fabulous!

This a detail picture of the fabric I made. Again, like the Egg, it's strips of fabric with gold mesh on top. It is then free hand machine quilted.
Honestly I'm not happy unless I have at least two projects on the go at any one time!!!!
Right have to go I'm making Fish kedgeree ( Nigella recipe...mmmm)
P.S Hello autumnrose!
P.P.S anyone who stops by, don't forget to leave a hello, please!


Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Hello what a great blog, look forward to following you Sarah x

Linden said...

Mouthwateringly lovely fabric - inspirational!

nita x said...

hi jacqui just to let you know ive left an award for you on ly blog :o)

Jacqui at Fibre Dreams said...

Thanks you all...nita.linden and autumn rose. XlolX

Dawn said...

what a great clutch bag,and I can't wait to see the doll take shape -you are off to a fab start x