Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spoils

You know you are enjoying the spoils of a holiday at home when you have the sewing machine out for days on end. What a glorious treat. While the boys were outside gardening and the lady baby was sleeping, I found myself all alone with only the sewing machine (and 17 mountains of washing) to keep me company. I chopped into this fabric with eagerness, hoping to do it justice.





A small quilt top competed, bloomers for this baby on the way and plenty to spare. What shall I do with it all?

(oh, only 2 days till this sucker is drawn)


28 comments:

  1. I love it Em! Such beautiful fabric. My girlfriend made me a gorgeous travel blanket very similar for Avie. xx
    Oh and your left over fabric....I love frilly bum pants too! Haha... ;)

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  2. Beautiful fabrics...such a pretty make.......i think frilly pants too......can't get enough of a frill.
    Nattie x

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  3. Wow you are a bit talented! Hmm let me think, hairband, cushion covers, recover a lampshade? xx

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  4. You have indeed done that fabric justice!! Looking fab Em :)
    How about a little swing top? Otherwise I am more than happy to take the scraps off your hands...just saying :P

    xx

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  5. Ooohhh Pretty! :) Make something for yourself with the left overs... maybe a zippered pouch or a bag or something. Ahhh the bliss of free sewing time. Enjoy it.

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  6. P.S. Tammi got dibs on the left overs before me :(

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  7. ooooh looking lovely!

    summer baby bonnets with the rest! x

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  8. This is DIVINE!

    Sweet baby Jesus this makes me want a little girl :)

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  9. Love the vintage patterns - beautiful job! Jx

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  10. Gorgeous fabric! Sounds like quite the perfect session, for your window of 'free' time to yourself xo

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  11. you put me to shame! I can't even seem to finish a cushion cover at the moment. It's very pretty indeed. Good work! x

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  12. Oh that looks lovely Em - I really, really want to make a quilt but something keeps stopping me. Think it is the idea of stepping into the unknown. We have a school holiday coming up here - think I will have to just take a big breath & do it.

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  13. Again....L.O.V.E these colours.

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  14. It's beautiful - I'd love to make a quilt one day.

    You could make some pretty yoyo hair clips and headbands with your left over fabric

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  15. Oh, pretty pretty. And bloomers? Possibly the best item of clothign ever designed for baby girl bottoms. xx

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous -
    I'm sycing myself up to make a patchwork something!x

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  17. It's very pretty, love the varied size of your patches too.

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  18. Love those pinks and oranges, like the best bits of a sunset. Perhaps whip yourself up a pincushion with the scraps- I have just on-shared my version and the tutorial. melx

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  19. Wow, beautiful! I need to give quilting a try one of these days :)

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  20. What shall you do with it all.. huh, I'm sure you'll find something!! Beaut quilt top too!

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  21. Luxury at it's best. Enjoy yourself. x

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  22. love loveit. i got some sewing time today too, and quilted. with vintage fabrics. because i'm real original and that. i like this, the colours are great. can't wait to see the bloomers.

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  23. Beautiful! I would love to make Everly a quilt... I really must just bite the bullet and learn how to sew one day! Any quilt-making tips for beginners?

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  24. Lovely! I have that pink paisley sheet in a torquoise/green colourway and I made a dress!
    http://funkbunnysgarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/stylish-dress-book-dress-e.html

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em