Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Some finishes (82)

Today was one of those days when I tied up lots of loose ends and finished several things. I also made this cute Runaround Bag - one of the Lazy Girl Designs.

I finally finished the binding on my two redwork cat stitcheries - I finished the first one ages ago. Of course, I spotted a problem as soon as I put them with the first one - that one had the binding on the bias, these are straight on! Well, they'll just have to do, I'm not re-doing them - it'll have to be one of those "Who can spot the deliberate mistake?" things.

Then I managed to finish the quillow for my niece, who will be 8 next week. It's a bit loud, but I expect she'll like it - and the backing is a lovely girly pink polka dot. The backing looks awfully wrinkled but it's not that bad really.

And finally, there's this cute chook - this one's for my father-in-law whose birthday is on Friday, but I'm definitely going to be making one for myself. Don't you just love the way he's sitting there with his legs crossed? And here's the birthday card I made.

It seems like an awful lot, but apart from the bag and the card the rest was just finishing off bits and bobs.

Sorry the pictures are a bit all over the place, but I'm experimenting with Picasa - it's quicker to load than Blogger, and you can click on the pictures to make them larger - so hopefully I will get the hang of it.

17 comments:

Andee said...

I love the loud quillow! Quillows are so cool...my daughter dragged hers around for many years and it was her favorite!

Amelia said...

The chicken/rooster is so cute. Did I understand you made the card too. You are one multi-talented lady.

Take care and have fun.

Candace said...

You sure finished up a lot of projects. Great job. I like the fancy stitches on the pinwheels, I'll bet your niece loves it. The old boiler is a hoot.

Lynn said...

Doesn't it feel wonderful to finish up projects. Love the pictures from the Roman Baths.

scraphappy said...

I'm glad you were able to get so many projects finished off. Why does the very end of every project seem to be the hardest part to accomplish?

Kay said...

Good gosh! It may be finishing up but still extremely impressive. I can't even get myself around to doing my two shadow boxes for my two kids. I have to tack some velcro on the baby clothes but somehow I'm not getting the energy to do it. I need some of your get up and go!

Gina said...

The'Old Boiler' is so cute.

I can't see anything wrong withthe stitcheries. Mind you I'm useless at pointing out errors.
I love the bag. I'm never without mine now. I'll have to make another one for 'best'.

love and hugs Gina xxx

Brenda said...

All of your projects are super! Thanks for sharing.

Rhondee said...

I think you've been very busy....I need your energy.....LOL.....Love the "Old Boiler"

Julie said...

Looks like you had quite a day! I love the Old Boiler. Too cute!

anne said...

Love all your redwork and the chook, so cute.

Check out this blog for a sleepover

http://dragonfly-crafts.blogspot.com/

Enjoy, happy stitching

Lori said...

That old boiler is too funny!
Good job on the finishes!

Mare said...

I am 'sewing challenged' and I have taken a sewing class three times...many years ago. So, I am so wishing I could do what you do!! They are all so creative. Good for you and all of the recipients!

rmgales said...

Love the chicken!

Julia said...

You have been busy Amanda..
I love the old boiler..too cute!
Hugs Julia

Lurline's Place said...

You have been busy, Amanda ... lots of interesting work and looks like lots of fun, too.
'Bye - Lurline.

MouseChirpy said...

Oh my, you sure have been productive. Everything is just lovely and that chicken is sure cute.
You asked about whether or not I use a yo-yo maker...I have chosen not to use them as it would restrict me to just a few sizes. I prefer to make them the old fashioned way. LOL
Take care.
Aloha!