Tuesday, 24 June 2008

WIP finished!

Despite all the marking etc I do still make myself go to my sewing sessions otherwise you can have no me time. So I have managed to complete a WIP that I cut out months ago.
You may remember this from a much earlier post...
Bag section.
Pincushion section.
I saw a version of this in a magazine ages ago and changed it to make it more versatile. It flaps over the arm of a chair and stays in place because the pin cushion at the top has toy stuffing but is wieghted down with beanie filling which are tiny plastic pellets. I have photographed it handing down the front of the arm so that the picture shows the whole thing because it would not cooperate!
You can postioned it wherever you want. Now it was intended for stitchers to put their cut off bits of thread in as a type if bin. I found it more useful to put things in when I am sat in front of the TV, but there is a limit to how much you can put in otherwise it will slip off and fall on the floor. (Oh dear!). The bag section I put interfacing in and then quilted it. I like this fabric as it reminded me of Batik.

The latest version is below..

I love this fabric!! It reminds me of Cath Kidston. I first used it in my 100th post giveaway before Christmas. I have put some of my knitting needles in it this time so that you can see it being used. I usually have the strap on the top of the chair arm.
I made the pincushion bigger on this version and a bit chunkier too.
I have just cut out a needle and scissor case to match.
I am trying to decide whether to put this in my Etsy/website or not. The Batik one will be listed and I am sure that I have some left over fabric for a needle case too but I shall check.
That is really all I have managed to do lately but only another few days of marking to go.
Marking satus= 254 marked....... 169 to go!!!
This week at school we have had a Chinese Week and I shall post some pictures of the things we have been making. So, I was given a fortune cookie and guess what it said...'All your hard work will soon pay off'. Spooky or what? (And ever so slightly not funny with 169 papers to still go!)
Take care and thanks for popping by over the past couple of weeks despite the lack of posting it is notced.
XXXXX

6 comments:

SummerSadie said...

What a great idea. That's perfect. AND, I'm wanted to learn to knit, and I see that you do. Is it hard to learn??

picciolo said...

hmm, I remember that giveaway!!
These look great, I'm glad you are getting there with the marking
: )

JuliaB said...

Good pincushion bag idea! I am always losing pins on the sofa!

JuicyFig said...

I made something similar years ago, and can't for the life of me remember what I did with it now!

I love the pink fabric, I bought the same stuff at Harrogate knitting and stitching show last year, and it has gone into almost everything I have made since!

Kath
x

Lynn said...

I love these! I am sending you a post in the next week or so! I will email you when I mail it.

FazendoArte said...

great idea
they are so pretty

:)

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