Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The sewing Frenzy continues!

I have been wallowing in sewing and been a happy little pig these holidays. I return to teaching in a matter of weeks after a 5 year break so I am trying to make the most of my time. The bed throw is completed and now only needs assembling after I decide if I will quilt it in some way. Not sure what I want to do yet. Whatever it will be it will be simple!

I have also got bag envy after seeing so many pretty hand made ones in the blog sphere so made a big shopper for myself.

My books arrived from 'The Book Depository' too, so more projects!
But there has been other things non-sewing related going on...

Followed by this...

So I think I can say we are having happy holidays so far :)
Irene x


Violet and Rose said...

Hi Irene,

Lovely to find your blog! I have been reading a bit about that Rachel Ashwell book lately. I'd be interested to hear what you think. It looks lovely.

Have had a look back on your past posts and cannot believe the vintage christmas decorations you found! I would be frothing at the mouth if I'd found them!

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

I´m so glad that you´re having some happy holidays, your quilt and the shopper bag turned out gorgeous!

Hope the delicious cupcakes tasted good with a nice cup of tea?

Hugs Helle

Elizabethd said...

What pretty things you are making, I love the blue quilt, my favourite colours.

Eileen said...

Your quilt is turning out beautifully! And that bag is the best! So roomy and so pretty! Such a nice pattern!
AND I've been cupcake-crazed lately! I even made them the background on my blog. And I'll be making a batch later this week!
Yours look very yummy!
All the best,

Sue said...

Only a few weeks left of freedom huh? Well you have filled your time well, I love the quilt you have done a wonderful job!

Kellyansapansa said...

Wow - what a stunning quilt you are making. As someone without a single crafty bone in her body, I am totally envious of people with talent like yours. Beautiful!

pve design said...

You are inspiring me to take some of my daughters clothing that no longer fits and make a nice quilt for a little girl!
Happy days to you.

shabbydreaming said...

Hedy there Irene,
The topper looks great, and being a blue lover I love it even more!!
Cupcakes look yummo!!!! Best part about making them is licking the bowl after!! LOL that is coopers job!!
Have a great rest of the week!!

Millie said...

The blue bed throw is a delight Irene, you are sooo talented! I've been wanting to buy from The Book Depository too, but not had the courage. Would love to hear if it was a good experience.
Millie ^_^

Beach Vintage said...

OMG I need that 'Sew Sunny Homestyle" book immediately.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Irene

Was great to come over and catch up on all your news

Glad you're enjoying the holidays, specially so cause you'll be back at work in a few weeks

Good luck with it all

Eileen said...

'Hope things are going well for you. I just stopped back to tell you that I have something for you on my Sunday (1/17) post if you get a chance to stop by.
All the best,

Beach Vintage said...

Just wanted to let you know I bought the Sew Pretty Book .....along with some others - as soon as I read your post last week. Thanks Irene!

Erin said...

LOVE the fabric on your shopper! The colors are my absolute favorite. I want one just like it!

Vintage Girl said...

Quilts, books, totes, and cupcakes, what a wonderful post. You are doing a great job on the quilt! Enjoy your books and love the fabric you used for your tote. Blessings, Heather