Friday, May 31, 2013

Sewing Basket

My completed Sewing Basket 
Sue Rhodes is correct when she indicates that this project is suitable for those with some experience!  Hexagon Baskets adorn the outside of the bag and inside there are 9 pockets of varying sizes decorated with Hexagons arranged in Grandmother's Flower Garden Design - each hexagon measures just 1".

The fabric is by French General for Moda called La Petite Odile.  I'm hoping to take my Basket with me to Sewing Group on Monday stocked with lots of sewing goodies.  There is a Needle-case, Pincushion and Scissor Keeper to match, but they will wait for another day.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Christmas in May

As the weather has been so cold and horrid recently I decided to begin making Christmas Gifts and my first offering is a simple Charm Square Tote Bag.  The pattern was purchased on a visit to Bramble Patch, Weedon, but I have altered the handles.  Fabric is a design by 3sisters for Moda called "Sentiments".  This roomy bag measures 17 1/2" x 14" x 4" and has applique flowers on the sides.
Inside Facing