Monday, 15 March 2010

Swap goodies

which I forgot to photograph- perhaps because it was slightly illicit off-list making, and I shouldn't really have been doing it! Sew scrumptious organised a floral swap you see, now doesn't that sound pretty and cute and just what a gal needs to brighten the cold months? I was paired with Beki and had a really naughty but nice time putting some bits together for her. If you want to see what I made follow the link above to Beki's pictures please!
One think I did make was a Happy Zombie Poochie bag. This was a free pattern from the Happy Zombie site where there are many more, which are all pretty and all the ones I've used have gone together a dream. The bag uses three fat quarters and is such a pretty little bag. It would be the perfect size for a small person to cart favourite toys around, or for a big person to hang and pop things in. (just me?) I did struggle a little with the first sage which is to join two strips on a diagonal to get a strip long enough for a handle. Once I had figured how to cut my angles and line them up to achieve one length-don't roll your eyes - it's harder then it sounds-I found that my strips weren't properly alligned. I phoned Mum, who's eyes I could hear rolling over 300 miles, who said 'oh you mean you have to leave a little ear sticking out like when you join bias binding?'. Why yes mother if only I had ever joined bias binding that would be exactly what I meant. I joined two strips today for the Water lilly bag handle and I left a little ear and it all lined up perfectly- who knew!

4 comments:

trasha said...

Don't feel too bad. I once phoned my mother on the other side of the world to find out how to set a fire in the grate!

Sew Scrumptious said...

I've seen the lovely things you sent. Absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you get back! x

wonderwoman said...

its always easy once you know how!!! i nearly always make things way more complicated than then need to be!! Lovely goodies - your swap partner must be soo chuffed!

xxx

Pomona said...

I have always been very scared at the thought of making bias binding, so I relate to your predicament!

Pomona x