Thursday 26 December 2013

Last bit of sewing for 2013

A few months ago I won one of the prizes in the Q3 FAL linky.  Quilter in the Gap (Rhonda) sent me a mystery prize and I have finally made a zippy pouch with them - cute eh?  As soon as I saw the owls I knew they had to become a Noodlehead Open Wide pouch with the cream cotton/linen on the bottom!  I forgot to take a picture of the dotty fabric used for the lining but I am really pleased how it turned out.  Thanks Rhonda!  I even experimented with some of my 'fancy' stitches on my sewing machine using some Aurifil 40 weight in 1103 - yum!  

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! 
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Lorna McMahon said...

Those pouches are both sew sweet! I am envious of you bag makers.... One day this new year, I will have to make one myself. Great job... And great loot you got there, too! I would sure appreciate it if you would link up this post to my post for the last TGIFF of 2013 at

Emily Breclaw said...

Thanks for the mention, Amy! Can't wait to see your peppermint quilt :-)

Vera said...

Great pouches!

barb said...

i love the owl pouch. i will be rooting for you on your fabric fast. my income is less than four hundred dollars monthly for disability so buying fabric is not an option, but if i could afford it i would be so bad i would have enough fabric to open my own fabric store! i love your post and enjoy reading it.

Indianna said...

Good luck on the fabric diet....I have a rule of never buying fabric unless its under £7 a metre..... I have the occasional laps though!

cloth scissors thread said...

very cute zipped pouches!!

Di said...

Nice pouches but fabric buying??? No......don't do it! Di x