Monday, 3 September 2012

return of the routine

Yes we're already into the 3rd week of the kids being back at school. I've been longing for the routine to return after such a long summer break however the house does seem too quiet at times. Jamie is now in Primary 1 so that's all 3 children at school now - how old does that make me feel? - no don't answer that one :) They've all settled in fine and are loving school which is brilliant!


swoon-1-and-2



Somehow with all this extra time on my hands I have very little to show for it. I did get some sewing done when I met up with Katy, Sheila and Janet in Glasgow for the WCS Modern Quilt Group meeting. We had a lovely afternoon, chatting and sewing. 

I was attempting to make some headway on my much neglected Swoon blocks. Don't be fooled by the photo above, they are my original 2 blocks done ages ago not new ones. I can't actually find these at the moment as I've moved my sewing room around and can't remember which safe place I put them, duh! I don't have any photos to share of the one I was working on yet as in all honesty the block pieces haven't left the bag I took them to Glasgow in oops. I'm slightly scared that my seams may be totally off as I'm not used to talking and sewing at the same time.



10-x-fabric-magnets


The only thing I have to show for the last week or so are these fabric magnets. I've been selling these through Honest Thistle which is a lovely shop selling contemporary gifts in Pitlochry. The shop is full of rather gorgeous things so I have to lock up purse when I go in, otherwise I'd spend my earnings very quickly.




I have joined in The Japanese Charm Swap run by Sarah - well how could I not a charm swap of japanese fabric it was a no brainer. I'm loving all the fabrics that folks have bought for the swap and can't wait to get my mitts on the charms although I have no idea what I'll make with them yet.


yellow-taxi


This is what I chose, it's Little Yellow Taxi bought from Eternal Maker, would you believe me if I said this is the first fabric I've bought for ages? Really I've been starting to worry lately as I've gone off buying fabric....yes honestly...who'd have thought it?

Anyway I now need to chop up this lovely metre of fabric into 56 5" charm squares..eek! I wasn't smart enough to buy extra fabric so lets hope I don't goof up.

Bye for now


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6 comments:

Sheila said...

Those little magnets are brilliant Nikki, good for you having an outlet for them.
I got my 1m from Eternal Maker too and it was a generous cut - I have leftovers!!

Indianna said...

I see it turned up eventually and totaly worth the wait for those little cars. Magnets look lovely, I might make it to the shop one day.

Susan Standen said...

Those magnets are brilliant! Bet they sell well. And I am looking forward to getting my little piece of that taxi fabric.

Cindy said...

Oooh! Look at your magnets! They're just lovely! I am sure they'll sell in no time flat.
Loving the taxis. They're adorable!

Crafted by Carly said...

Gorgeous stuff, my dear!!!
I adore those magnets!!! They'll sell out in no time at all! You're so clever!!! :-)
Hugs,
Carly
x

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for a return to order, and love the magnets and wee taxis :o)

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