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Friday, March 19, 2010


I've had a busy couple of months and haven't lived up to my promise of posting regularly!  I always enjoy working on new projects and these few have been great fun and I have almost been "possessed" by the need to finish them.  M'ladys Fancy II is an addition to my banner range and was inspired by some of the shoes in my M'ladys Passion BOM.  I even got the BeJeweller out and added some bling! :-)  The pretty pastel banner is M'ladys Fancy and I so enjoyed stitching these!  I used some of the new range of yummy, hand dyed threads from Country Garden plus a bit more "bling" with the BeJeweller.  The background fabric is this wonderful linen which I fell in love with.  Want to do more projects with it.

Now for "Cherry Cakes"!!!  Not my usual choice in colour but had this idea and this great range from Moda - "Oh-Cherry-Oh" by Me & My Sister Designs was the perfect choice.  I added the bright green spot plus a couple of others for the applique but had a wonderful time working on the seven project using this range.  These will be featured in Handmade magazine - not sure if all in one issue or spread over a few but that's Victoria's (the editor) decision.  A tea towel, recipe book, pot holder, table topper, frilly apron, floor mat and framed piece make up the seven.  A marathon effort! lol  They're all complete now but can't show the full collection as the magazine get them first.  :-)

Then I discovered the sewing fabrics in another set of sewing themed projects.  A sewing folder, needle folder and a dinky bag to carry sewing things.  I had such fun with the ric rac (my favourite thing to use) and lots of embroidery and buttons plus little sewing things to add to them all.  They're almost complete now but thought I'd give you a sneak peek! 

I also love all the great wooden buttons that Laraine from Up In Annie's Room designs too and her cherry button and cotton reel button were the perfect thing to use with both the Cherry Cakes and Tools of our Trade projects. 

The two banners and the Tools of our Trade will be a new addition to my catalogue range.

Hope I'm forgiven for not posting as I should but just HAD to get all this projects finished.  Have more on the drawing board and will give you a sneak peek at my new BOM I've also been working on.
I just love Moda fabrics!  "Passionne des Chapeaux" uses Charisma by Chez Mois designs with the Moda Marble as well. 

I'm off tomorrow to Gatton Quilters for the day which I enjoy so much - I feel like I belong here now!  :-)

Happy stitching everyone, Take Care,   Jan


makeitsew07 said...

oh I love the banners.. and can't wait to see the projects for the mag! You do lovely work, of course.. and I'm so glad to see you are still creative as ever, (even tho I know you are sad from having to relocate.) Hugs !!

Cath Ü said...

Jan I love the banner with the bags... hey what can I say spots and stripes... LOL

You will have to e mail me pics of the other projects finished as well... and start posting on this blog again.....

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