Thursday, 20 November 2014

Hexie Paper Piecing, Maker Showcase & a new toy...

Hello there! My it's been a hectic few weeks, so nice of you to drop by.

Yesterday I picked up my new toy... a brand spanking new camera. It's a Canon Powershot SX600. Now I've yet to really use it properly so will hold off on any sort of review. As you may have guessed I'm far from a practised photographer but the prospect of waving goodbye to the one-out-of-five usable pictures situation amid the blur from my old camera is pretty exciting!

I'm determined over the next few weeks to now photograph and document some finished projects which have been lurking, so perhaps you'll be seeing a bit more of me.

In the mean time -Ta-dah! A few snaps from my cutting table this morning.

I've been sewing my little heart out, during the very limited free time I'm currently afforded, to get some bits together for Make and Do's third Artist / Maker showcase this weekend alongside Emma who will be launching some brand new paper piecing packs complete with pre-cut templates AND fabric (so if you fancy trying your hand and like me are lazy when it comes to prep they're just brill!).

I've been working on some quilted natural linen storage baskets (a few still sitting on my cutting table waiting to be finished). I've hand basted and pieced scrappy hexagons for the front and machine quilted the backs. They're finished off with a little 'Handmade with love' tape tucked in the side seams.

I think they'd be great for storing fabric scraps or supplies but could be lovely hamper bases for toiletry gifts etc for Christmas.

I've also made a few linen patchwork 'Purselets' with either card or mobile phone pockets secured with 'Kam' snaps. They've also got a little lobster clasp for keys. If everything is together I stand more chance of leaving the house on time (Other half & I lose what probably amounts to a significant percentage of our lives looking for keys!).

They have hand stitched lining and are also finished with a little 'Handmade with love' tape as a little extra finishing touch.

After the event this Saturday (22nd Nov) I'll list the remaining items in my folksy store. I'ts a really limited run so there are only a handful of each! ...if I can bring myself to part with them of course.

I hope you're all enjoying the onset of Autumn, I'm off to London for a long overdue visit with a dear friend. So more on our little adventure upon my return!

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