Saturday, 9 July 2011

Makes from Patterns

I'm a flitter ~ that is to say I flit from one thing to the next, sometimes not always completing the last thing.  These last few weeks I've been making for my swaps and for customers so have had things I 'had' to get on with.
Then, that was all done and I though, right what next? First a tidy up. I didn't even get the coffee table cleared when I spied these two books and thought I should have a go at something from these really so housework be gone, I got the needles and the sewing machine out!

This little pin cushion is something I have been thinking about making ever since I got this book, I have piles of Cath Kidston cotton ready cut to make a patchwork cushion and I liberated some for this little project. 


 
I can honestly say it took about half an hour to make start to finish it was so simple and it's quite sweet.

The next project was a little knit from my flowers book.  I pour through this book like it was a magazine but have yet to make much from it.  I love poppies and thought this might be nice to make as a brooch and perhaps make a few to sell nearer Armistice Day for charity?  

 

Just a thought...

As I was in the, 'follow a pattern mood' I spied this over on Jane's blog:

Isn't it sweet, I could see a range of uses for this immediately and had to get my hands on the pattern.

I make this following the pattern to the letter and let me tell you it worked a treat!
The fabric sizes are quite small you can make one of these from two contrasting fat quarters with plenty to spare.
I've been looking for a use for this Michael Miller Script Fabric for a while now.


It's made me pull all my fat quarters out looking for pouch combinations.


 
Totally reversibe,

Not a raw edge in sight!
I intend to use mine as a makeup bag, but I can see me making lots of these.  Wouldn't they make great little bridesmaid and bridal bags?
Thanks Jane x

In other news the lovely Heather introduced me to Pintrest, oh dear it's amazing and very addictive pop over and have a look see, if you need an invite give me a shout.
 
~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

25 comments:

Rachael said...

The pincushion is just gorgeous! The fabrics are especially beautiful.

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jane p said...

Thanks for the plug! I love the fabric you used esp the one with handwriting. And thank YOU, Kandi.

a mermaids purse said...

that book with all the flowers in really does look special- love your poppy ;0)x i feel i keep starting things, get easily wrapped up in something else, my patchwork i started way before chrimb is still in the half a single bed size- but now ive started to crochet...;0)xx

a mermaids purse said...

p.s love the script fabric and your bags also - so sweet x

The Vintage Gardener said...

Love all your makes Lisa, particularly the pincushion and poppy. You could even add a stalk to the poppy (the thin green sticks that you can get to support houseplants) and have them in a vase!

Pene said...

Oooh lovely makes, I've just unravelled your wool to remove pincushion hehe. I've nearly finished winding it all up and should have it ready to post monday or tuesday (once I find a box to stick it in as it's slightly bigger than I thought it'd be and I've not finished!!).
Have a lovely weekend hun
Big Hugs
Pene x

Bethany said...

That's a sweet little pincushion there! I do the same thing with my books - look through them again and again like magazines without doing much with them. I have a few that I really want to make things from but there never seems to be the time....

B............... said...

Lovely makes hun.
Did you see my pinterest post, if you go have a look thers a link straight to mine so you can follow me then I can follow you.
Just hope you dont spend as many hours on there as I do ;o)

B xxx

Pink Poppy said...

Kandi I love your makes especially the pin cushion. I think I might have a go at little drawstring bags too as they would make lovely gifts.
Dx

Miss Pixie said...

Love those makes they are all very pretty but I adore the pouch I think I need to make myself a bridal bag! :)

Liz said...

Lovely pincushion - really like the combination of fabrics. Little bag is beautiful.
Liz (Shortbread & Ginger)

gill said...

I love the little pincushion!

The Patchwork Heart said...

So glad you are enjoying Pinterest I knew you'd like it as we love the same things, it is so addictive! H x

Irina said...

all what you do is so cute! you have a great taste for fabric

Betty-thewoodfairy said...

A lovely idea for the poppies and the pin cushions I really would like to try - think would be more than 30 mins for me though!

mad about bags said...

i love both those books, the quilting in no time one i have had out of the library so many times i really should buy myself. i made one of the bags and the apron. I also have the 100 flowers books but as yet haven't attempted anything!!! your poppy looks fab.
the little bag is gorgeous and looks fab in the script fabric.
i've joined pinterest too and i can see me spending even more time on the pooter now!!!

moonstruckcreations said...

I know what you mean about being a flitter, Im the same...

This is a lovely post, so many gorgeous things, so hard to choose a favourite!

I have just treated myself to another crochet book, just cant seem to stop myself!

Helenxx

Lucy said...

Ha, that pincushion would take me all day! Lovely bag, yes I can see lots of uses for them - pick up offer toiletries throughout the year and there's a Christmas present sorted (I mentioned the C word! Well we ARE in the second half of the year now!)

I love love love the woolly poppy and don't think they should be restricted to November - will they be going in your shop? I've also added you on Pinterest, I have your patchwaork cushion on one of my boards :) xx

delia hornbook said...

oohh you have made some lovely things there. I love the pin cushion its so pretty and so is the poppy that would be a great idea for poppy day. enjoy the rest of your weekend, dee x

Barrijayne said...

Wow! Your cushion and bag are absolutely gorgeous! This is why I need to get my sewing machine sorted.

Barri x

MissGinger said...

love the bag - great fabric! x

daisychain said...

you seriously are so talented x

ziggy2407 said...

Ooooh I love everything, you really are super talented and I am so envious.

Love and Best wishes

Chrissie x

Alex said...

I'd love a knitted poppy and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm terrible for bending the paper ones and they always look really tatty after about 5 minutes on my coat :(

Mishypants said...

I LOVE the pin cushion. Its so sweet. I am going to have to add to my list to make!