Thursday, March 12, 2009

Triangular purses

We went to a wedding in Sydney on Saturday - one of my many nieces. We gave the young couple a monetary gift, which I put into this purse. I found the pattern at

It didn't take long to make the purse, although it's a bit fiddly. I then made a couple more. I'll give one to another niece for her birthday and I'm sure the other will find a home one day. I might even keep it myself as a coin purse.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fabric postcards

Sometime ago, Sylvia suggested that we do a one-on-one postcard swap and soon after I received this beautiful postcard from her.

However, it took a while for me to do my return postcard. A few of my ideas didn't work out and I didn't particularly like this representation of leaf litter, although I love it now. (A friend admired it today and I'm thinking of sending it to her.)

After more playing around, I sandwiched a piece of aqua polycotton between two layers of organza, added aqua and gold yarns plus Angelina fibres and ended up with these. I sent one to Sylvia and one to a friend who was interested in what I could do with the embellisher. The others are yet to find homes.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Doing my bit for the economy

I've added a few things to my stash recently. The first photo shows items I picked up when all fabrics at Lincraft were reduced in price.

Then, last Friday, I had a wonderful time at the craft fair in Melbourne. I was like in a kid in a lolly shop. I had to wait for my son to meet me after work, so I wandered around for hours. Most of my goodies, pictured below, came from The Thread Studio but I also picked up some fabric and beads at the South Melbourne Markets the next day. I haven't had time to play with any of them yet but I love just looking at them.