I have decided to participate in a Fabric Fast in 2014 so last week I went through my stash to take a visual 'stock' of what I had and re-discovered a fq of Sock Monkey fabric so it too became an Open Wide pouch. This was my first time using a metal-teeth zip and I only broke one needle!
I tried out a running diamond stitch and it turned out ok on the brown itty-bitty dot fabric. My zip was too short really for the size of pouch I made so I had real troubles sewing on a tab at the end but I eventually got there!
All in all I am happy to report I have two projects completed using just 'stash' fabrics, zips and wadding which makes me feel [slightly] less guilty about the Boxing Day sale fabric I bought late last night! Hey - don't judge: it is still 2013 and the fasting starts January 1st 2014. I still have a few days!! ;)
A huge thank you to Emily (of Millicent Crow) who drew my name in her Christmas giveaway. I was the lucky recipient of a piece of her art, a badge and a brooch (picture from Millicent Crow blog). I shall have the print framed and it will look great in my kitchen!
Thank you also to Monica of Diary of a Quilt Maven for sending me this amazing parcel (picture from her blog) - you made my day when it arrived before Christmas!! Thank you so much! Woohoo - I have an aqua coloured Olfa now!
I would also like to thank Andi of Patch Andi for sending me a pattern of a pixel Santa!! This should be a fun quilt to make! Emily of The Caffeinated Quilter designed a great festive quilt called Colossal Peppermints - thank you for sending that to me - I love the holidays so this will also be a fab quilt to make!
Wishing you all a very happy last few minutes of Boxing day!