Previously I said that I was busily sewing samples for the store for the upcoming CraftExpo being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on March 25-28 2010.
I just could resist making some of the goodies out of Nancy Halvorsen's latest book Sew Necessary.
I started with the scissor chatelaines - there were so many to choose from! I decided on the posy - quick and easy and oh so cute. I also made the bumble bee chatelaine but forgot to take a photo. A fabric charm pack bu Moda was just the thing to use to make up these little treasures.
Next, I tackled the sewing basket - It was much larger than I envisioned (15"x8"x8"). It is stiffened with Peltex by Pellon and stands up beautifully.
There are lots of pockets inside to store your scissors threads, rotary cutter and much more.
The matching needle case is also under way.
And now for something completely different - I couldn't resist playing with this hand printed embroidery panel by Prints Charming.
There are a number of designs to choose from including a vine, medallion and Kaleidoscope in a variety of colours. I chose the orange as it is not a colour I usually work with and I was up for a challenge.
The panel comes with a stitch guide for very simple stitches - running stitch, chain stitch, back stitch and french knots. It would be ideal for beginners or young embroiderers as it is the colours that do the work for you. and just ion case that scare you they have included some stitched examples to guide you.
So here it is so far.
What do you think? I just couldn't resist adding some bling - flower sequins from Colourstreams. I'm sure there will be a bit more added before I am finished.