Ok somebody stop me making these little handbag tissue covers. Ever since I started the Pinterest Challenge I've been obsessed. Its because they are just so quick and satisfying to make. I can't stop myself! I think I will sell these as little pocket money presents for Mothers Day maybe? What do you think?
I also made a few little owl keyrings today with a bit of leftover owl fabric I came across in my sewing room. The smaller ones are tiny owl lavender bags. What do you think? I can't make up my mind whether I like them or not.
I was really lucky to receive my prize today for coming second in the 'Sewing Blog of the Year' competition organised by The Sewing Directory. Check out their website and blog for lots of information about all sorts of things like sewing classes, new fabric shops and websites, book reviews, giveaways and basically all things sewing related.
I loved my prizes. This book is absolutely perfect.
You might remember that I also made this little patchwork basket for the Pinterest Challenge.
It kind of inspired me to have a go at more patchwork and quilting and this book is not only about making quilts but also joining in online swaps involving patchwork. People swap blocks with each other to make quilts. I have seen these sorts of swaps on lots of other blogs but never really known how they work and now I do! I'm feeling very tempted to do organise one when I have a bit more time.
I love these little sheep buttons too...
and I also received a lovely pack of Makover fabric samples from their Glamour range which is gorgeous. You can see all the fabrics here. My photos came out really dark so I've put some images from the website instead. Perfect for a few little projects I have in mind.
Thank you Sewing Directory for a lovely parcel of goodies!!
I started to make my first ever oilcloth lunch bag today but whilst searching the internet for some tutorial inspiration I came across a couple of blogs which mentioned that oilcloth is not food safe and therefore not suitable for lunch bags. This is because they are coated in PVC. Has anybody else heard of this? I can't seem to find a definitive answer. Is such a shame as I just bought 4 metres of Cath Kidston oilcloth fabric in the sale!
and last but not least today I am featuring another of the #PinAddicts team 'makes' - Simply Outnumbered who made this lovely key hanger
with some lovely inspiring words on!
Don't forget you have the week-end to make something if you want to join the challenge. Just link up here by Monday.