Friday, 1 October 2010

A little bit of patchwork......

.....and a new beginning but before I tell you about that I'll share a little more about the patchwork. As you know I've been doing a bit of sewing recently and I spotted the perfect project for using up a few scraps. I have to say of the small piece of Amy Butler fabric I bought I've used every last scrap. This is what I made.....

 
......a patchwork pincushion.

I plan to do a bit more patchwork and have been looking through a book called 'The Impatient Patchworker' for inspiration - perfect. The thought of making a whole throw fills me with dread but completing small projects like the pincushion give me a real sense of satisfaction. Perhaps that's why I never actually finished these.....


I started them years ago and probably the idea was to make them into cushion covers but I never quite got there. My vintage fabric recycling started way back then too. The patchwork pattern is called cathedral windows, maybe I should get around to finishing them it seems a shame after all that work for them not to serve any purpose.

Now onto the new beginning...........


Let me introduce you to the doll I created for the art doll swap I'm involved with on UKS. It must have been fate that I signed up to the swap as I'd just bought this book from a second hand book shop. I won't see her again til May as she is going off on her travels meeting people who will add to her along the way. Every month I'll be posted someone else doll to work on too until finally we will all receive our own doll complete.


I know you were probably expecting September for the calendar 365 challenge and it will be here just a little late.....oops

5 comments:

Sian said...

I remember getting a book very like that out of the library a few years ago. I always enjoyed any of the Venus Dodge ones too. I am really looking forward to seeing pictures of some of the dolls on their travels - what a great idea for a swap!

Sandra said...

I do so love seeing patchwork, and yours is very good ... go on, you know you want to do a whole quilt LOL. That pin cushion is good, I think thats a book I'll need to add to my collection.

What a great idea with the doll ... I've not seen anything like that before - I'm sure I walk around with my eyes closed! Looking forward to seeing her return home.

alexa said...

Never mind that it's late - you've been too creatively busy with that beautiful pin-cushion. Love the little rosette on the top :). So looking forward to your doll's travels - Rab is quite envious. Will you post about him/her? can we see the ones that come your way, or do they need to stay a secret till the final dénouement?

Winnie said...

Ooh, I like the pin cushion and I can't wait to see what your doll looks like when you get it back!

Wrightboysmum said...

The doll looks fab and I'm pleased to see there is no Amy wastage, great pincushion.