Saturday 12 May 2012


I love Saturdays. 
Especially the ones when I don't have to work.
Especially the ones with sunshine.

And I especially love the Saturday before the day that I spend with Lu Summers [designer of Summersville fabrics] at a printmaking workshop with some of the other London Modern Quilt Guild people :)  Yay - I can't wait for tomorrow!  I've got all my fabric pieces washed (still need to iron them) and I have gathered the bits and pieces that I need to bring.  I'm ready and I can't wait for tomorrow!!   

Yay for Saturday!  I finished my Shirt Bunny today.  Started him quite late last night so today all I had to do was stitch his arms in place and add his eyes and nose.  This was from a Martha Stewart pattern (a freebie) and was very easy to do.  I up-cycled parts of two men's dress shirts and think he turned out pretty darn cute.  Bad photo though - his ears are actually longer than they look in the picture and it's those ears that make him especially lovable!  I love his wonky arms too!!  I can happily cross him off my Small Project Sew Along list.

crazy mom quilts

I cut the grass and did the weeding today as well.  I thought I had better take advantage of the unusual dry weather and sunshine in case it doesn't last!  Before that I even managed to squeeze in a drive up to Hemel Hempstead to go to "Patchwork Corner" to get one or two more green fabrics.  This is in preparation for the Wonky Log Cabin class with Quilt Dad at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in a few weeks time.  I decided I had better start gathering everything I need to bring to the retreat to see what I still need to get.  Good thing too because I managed to get a much needed bit of haberdashery for the scissor lanyard I wanted to make for the Small Projects Sew Along with crazy mom quilts.  I finished it tonight so that's another item crossed off my Small Projects list.

Scissor lanyard sewn in mostly Amy Butler fabrics.
My own design, if you can call it that!
Modelling the lanyard. 
When I got in from work last night I was in the mood to sew.  I was feeling like a little improv and I whipped up my Zakka Mug Rug but instead of a rain cloud (I've seen too many recently) I decided to go with a big sun, green grass and a happy home.  It makes me smile anyways, even though it isn't what was in the book!  I just need to hand stitch the binding on the back and it is done - yay!  I'll be linking this one to QED on the 15th.
Zakka Mug Rug - not a cloud in sight!  I'll post another picture when it is finished.

**FUGLY FABRICS** I still have a couple available to swap.  Press here to see what I have. 
Ok, I'm off to press my fabrics for the workshop tomorrow.  Happy Saturday night!

I'll be linking up with
Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday
Sew Many Ways' Find a Friend Friday
Such a Sew and Sew's Stitch in Time May 2012 Finishes linky party :) - my Shirt Bunny and
Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday

Sew Happy Geek


doodlebugmom said...

Your bunny is so sweet, would love to get my hands on the pattern!

Cherie said...

Some great little projects there! Loving the look of the mug rug! =D

Kelly said...

Love the scissors lanyard and hope you had a great time today!

Deborah said...

How can you have sew many adorable projects in one post!! Love your bunny. What a creative scissor lanyard. Beautiful mug rug! AND you are meeting with the designer of Summerville!

Colette said...

you have been busy... hope you had a great time today! x

Donna Huisinga said...

Came over from Find a Friend on Sew Many Ways. You like to blog about a lot of different things like I do. Your quilting pieces aew lovely. I have one I have never finished.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I used a really great quality shirt and used interfacing [pattern did not call for it but I was worried about my fabric] so I would recommend following the pattern :) Use a small stitch length too. If you make one, show me too!!!

Dayna said...

These are all really great projects! Your lanyard design is adorable, and the fabrics are perfect! By the way, I just love the word "haberdashery". :-)

Elizabeth said...

That bunny is adorable! He's very simple, but so, so cute! I love the shirt you picked for the main body! Too much fun! Congrats on a really great finish and thanks for linking up!

xo -E

Wendy said...

Oh how cute! I love your little bunny!