Saturday, 18 April 2009

Some real sewing, Bath and beds (198)

At last, I've done some 'real' sewing - stitching different bits of fabric together! Not quite a quilt, I'm hoping to start on my Irish Chain quilt very soon, but satisfying none-the-less. Using Jenny at Elefantz's lovely pattern for a shabby chic heart I've made a simple cushion for my bedroom. The border fabrics are some scraps from other projects, which go really well with the shabby chic, cottagey feel I love. I'm planning to use her shabby chic roses pattern to make another cushion with similar borders.

And then I've finally finished a laptop cover for Alexander's partner; this has been ongoing for about six weeks, but life has intervened, but it's done now. I just have to hope it's not too late - if it is then I'll keep it for my laptop! I used this pattern.

This morning we're off to Bath, to visit the Bath Quilters exhibition - well I'll be visiting the exhibition, Christopher will probably be sitting having a coffee somewhere, reading the newspapers! I must remember to take my camera - and to leave my wallet at home.

And then this afternoon, we've got two single beds being delivered for our larger guest bedroom. We only ordered them yesterday, from a little independent bed shop in Wells. Hooray for independent shops - they might be a little more expensive than the big chains, but I'd rather use them any day.


Kay said...

Very, very pretty, Amanda! You should teach a sewing/quilting class. I love the laptop cover. Very nice, indeed. Have a great time at the Quilter's Exhibition.... and do bring your wallet. :-)

Bec said...

WOW! What a fabulous cushion! Did you email a photo to Jenny? I am sure she would love to see it.
The laptop bags looks great, I know they are a reasonable size but it didn't really hit me until I looked closer and saw your shoes poking out... BIG! I am sure she will love the laptop bag and that it will be used a lot.
Have a great time in Bath!
Bec xxx

Amelia said...

You have been busy with the the pillow---it will look great there.

Hope you have pleasant adventure to the quilt show.

Lynn said...

Such a pretty pillow! I love the laptop cover - what a nice present it will make.

Catherine said...

Your cushion is wonderful -- love that stitchery!

maria said...

I'm glad you've got some real sewing done! The cushion is very pretty and the laptop cover is a great idea.

Simone de Klerk said...

You've been very busy! I love the cushion you made and thank you for the link to the laptop cover. The one you made is very fancy!