Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Happy Dance, Surprises and The Winner Is....


Had a lovely surprise in the post when i got home yesterday, as i won a giveaway on Sharon's blog, and its perfect. i have also got my very first hand dyed thread, so I am itching to start using it, i may have to incorporate it into the LK Friendship chart, Thank You Sharon!!


I have also done my very first project on the sewing machine that i had to follow using a pattern. I bought the fabric on a whim as i loved the colours and to be honest i don't know about it now, but i still love the finished product. I used Amy Butlers swing bag pattern and it was really easy to follow. i haven't put a bow on it, i think its fussy enough, but this is the start of the bag making for me, so i won't have the hubby moaning on about wanting another handbag.

My hubby was surprised i chose a easy pattern to start with, as he says i always jump straight in. When i first started cross stitching, my very first thing i stitched was this Country Companion's design, i had never stitched a thing and it was a challenge but i soon got into it, i think i will have to go a little slower on the sewing machine though, there's all these terms that i have to keep looking up what they mean, so no dear hubby i wont be making you a jacket for fishing, not just yet! lol


Oh i forgot to mention Kim I need you adress to post off the LK easter Samplers to you as your name was picked out!

10 comments:

Ginnie said...

I am loving all this sewing, great bag. I love the CC stitching too I have 3 of those on my bedroom wall and one still waiting to be framed... they are very cute!

Stephanie said...

Well done on stitching your bag, you have made a really great job of it, I love the fabric! You are definitely not a beginner now!

Crazy Bird said...

Great bag! I have that fabric too!

Natasha said...

the purse is soooooo gorgeous!

Kim D Messick said...

Your bag is really lovely!
Thanks for choosing me in the contest! Yay!

tkdquintmom said...

I LOVE that bag! It looks like something from China...how cool is that?

CindyMae said...

You done an amazing job on the bag!!! It turned out great!

clare's craftroom said...

Hi just came across your blog and have been admiring everything . Love the new pencil case .

Ranae said...

Just found your blog. and Wow! so many interesting things going on.
And well I never expected to see a stitched female reproductive system, lol I don't know if thats funny or not, lol.
The fire must have been terrible, so sorry for your loss of things.
I love the bags you have sewed they are fabulous.
I put you in my google reader.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful sewing project - the bag is beautiful! The L*K give-away you received is one of my favorite...one in my stash that I love to stitch up for friends' bday gifts! Have fun stitching with hand-dye floss it is fun!