Saturday, 4 February 2012

Saturday in the sewing room


Hello there, how is your Saturday going?  I have had a great day in my sewing room, preparing a few blocks for some works in progress and finishing up a couple of things.  Firstly here is the bag I started early in January.  I'm really pleased with this, it's a nice little size, and I am really loving these Nicey Jane fabrics.  This was my first experience with ruffles and the result is not too bad!





In an Afternoon Bag designed by Rosalie Quinlan 
using Nicey Jane fabrics by Heather Bailey

This little flanged pillow is a Lizzie Kate freebie, the fabric I've finished it with looks red here, but is actually a very dark pink with cream spots.  



Friendship Grows, Freebie by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on Cream linen with Weeks Dye Works threads

This little lavender pillow is not todays work, but was my only January OPAM finish, and also my first Sew It's Finished finish for the year.  My list of works in progress at the start of the year was fairly large(a little understatement maybe) and I'm endeavouring to work on it with all the Sew It's Finished girls again in 2012. I think this was started about 6 years ago, and it only needed the opening closed, took about 4 minutes max!!  There really is something wrong with me!  But - it is done now..........



Lavender Pillow from Country Threads Magazine(can't find my copy to get designers name, sorry)

It's a long weekend here in NZ, where we are celebrating out national day, Waitangi Day on Monday.  Tomorrow we are heading to Central Otago for a little jetboating, and guess who's coming with us?  I'm sure  you can get proper pet lifejackets, but we were just trying this old one on Kelly for size this afternoon ......


I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend whatever it is you are doing ............... Nicky




27 comments:

shez said...

lovely finish Nicky,i dont know why but i can only see your last two pics.xx

Deb said...

Gosh Nicky, you have been a busy beaver in your sewing room. Your bag looks fabulous as do your cushions.
I love the photo of Kelly in her life jacket and yes perhaps slightly too big, maybe a draw cord round the armholes-lol
Have fun tomorrow

shez said...

love that bag Nicky,all the pics there now.xx

By Hoki Quilts said...

Fab bag Nicky and the little ruffles are just so much fun. No, there isn't anything wrong with you sweetie, I think all of us end up with UFO's that when eventually tackled only take a few minutes to get the job done.
Have a great Waitangi day on the water, looks like rain for us here ; )
hugs, Miche'le

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good on you! That bag is gorgeous, that's a great pattern - one of my favourites. I have to admit the ruffle scared me at first too!! Hope you have a super weekend!! We're doing a bit of nothing! Sleeping and resting... :)

Maree: said...

You have some Pretty Show & Tell..Love the Bag.
cheers

Stitchin' time said...

Lovely bag and pillows. I think the attraction of beginning soemthing new is why we end up with so many UFO's that only need a few minutes spent on them to finish :P.
cheers,
Robyn

barb's creations said...

Love your finishes,must be a bag finishing weekend as I've just finished one as well.Love the colours/fabrics you chose for your bag :) Barb.

suzitee said...

Oh that is so funny! All too often I pull out something that needs finishing, only to discover it takes just a few minutes...my mending pile is the worst! (i usually wait till the item no longer fits the child LOL)
Nicey Jane is gorgeous...I WANT THAT BAG! Seriously cute, and looks like a great size.
Enjoy your weekend xxx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous bag Nicky!! And the pillows are so sweet-well done you! I love Kelly in her life jacket. Enjoy what is left of the weekend, Michelle.

Susan said...

Love your finishes Nicky, especially the lavender cushion. I remember that project, and made quite a few as gifts. Kelly looks happy to be included in the family. Have a great time.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful bag! the sachets are really pretty too, you have had a productive day!

Sally said...

Your finishes are gorgeous, Nicky, especially the bag.

Aww what a cute photo of Kelly!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I ****love**** that bag!!!!!!! Really! :) That fabric is just perfect and looks so springy. I'm going to have to hunt down that pattern!!

Tricia

Michelle said...

I love the fabrics you chose for the bag... it's gorgeous!
Kelly looks like she is all set for a fun family day... Have fun and enjoy!

Cardygirl said...

The bag is lovely...love the stitching too!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bag is fabulous, gorgeous fabrics. Your pillows are lovely too. Hope your weekend is going well.

Karyn said...

Wow! You have been busy. Cute bag.

Carol said...

Your sewing projects are always so pretty, Nicky--what a gorgeous bag. And I love the photo of your Kelly in her pet life jacket! Never knew there was such a thing, but it certainly makes sense :)

Happy Waitangi Day!!

Raewyn said...

Lovely projects Nicky - how satisfying to have some finishes; I'm sure if I looked I would have projects that need only 1/2 hours work on them too - silly huh?! hope you have a great day on the boat.

Maria said...

Nicky your bag is just gorgeous. I LOVE those fabrics and shall have to have a look to see whether they are available up here. Beautiful. Have a fun day.

Cheryll said...

Love your bag and pillows... especially the lavender one! :)

Kath said...

Love that bag Nicky, it is gorgeous, just my colours! The ruffles make it very feminine.

Tatkis said...

This bag is so lovely! And both pillows are just beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Katrina said...

What a very productive time you had, all your finishes look wonderful and I just adore the bag :)

Chookyblue...... said...

love the bag.......

Suzanne said...

I love that bag! Nice finishes on the pillows as well.

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