Friday, 28 August 2009

Small finishes

I've made a few small things over the last week or so; having finished my Spring Fling I didn't feel like doing anything large for a wee while.

I've taken up Jenny's (at Elefantz) challenge to make a cover for my sewing machine. It's not particularly pretty, but I wanted to use up some of my leader/ender four patches and then added in some strips to make it fit (this is me using up my stash).
From August 2009

We had visitors last weekend, one of whom kept banging his head on the way into our kitchen, where the doorway is pretty low. I'm so short that it doesn't bother me, and Christopher has got used to ducking his head a bit, but it's a bit unfair on our taller visitors, hence the warning sign.
From August 2009

Through World Vision I sponsor a child in Ethiopia, and it's the time of year to send of Christmas cards, and very small, flat, light gifts. So I made her a little Christmas ornament, using a link that Candace (Wraggedypatches) sent me. Cute, isn't it?
From August 2009

And finally, this picture is for Gina (Quilting in the Valleys). Gina visited me a couple of months ago and brought me a lovely rose. I planted it in the garden and pruned it a bit and it's just rewarded me with a second flowering, and still several buds to open. Thank you Gina.

From August 2009


Jenny of Elefantz said...

Fantastic Amanda!! I am so excited that you used leftovers to make your machine cover!! I always think we could make so many things with the 'scraps' of other projects. My rose applique cover was made with fabric scraps from a quilt I made in 2006. :-) Good luck in the draw on September 1st!

Yiota said...

Hi Amanda!
Just discovered your blog. You're very creative I see! And I love the picture of the rose bush!

Candace said...

I love your sewing machine cover and the view from your window. The little ornament turned out so cute and now if they bump their heads you are innocent and they must accept the blame, lol. I love the header on your blog, it seems like a little diary of your life since your move, I think you just need another row to add your motor home and your new home and garden. The picture of Christopher made me laugh again. I also laughed the first time I saw it.

Lynn said...

Your "head" wall (door) hanging is terrific - so funny. Let's hope it helps wouldn't want your visitors to all end up with head injuries. Lovely little ornament for your sponsered child. Beautiful roses - pink are my favorite.

Amelia said...

Good morning...well, it is morning here as I write this.

That green thumb of yours is showing with the lovely rose picture.

Guess the rest of your hand is what produced the wonderful sewing projects.

You are quite a lady.

Enjoy the weekend.


Gina said...

Love the warning sign.

ow great that that rose is flowering for you again. It must be all the attention it's getting

Love and hugs Gina xxx

chook said...

Hi Amanda
I love your cover
I have heaps of scraps might just drag them out and have a play
good luck in the draw
hugs Beth

Kay said...

I love the sewing machine cover. That warning sign is cute, too. How very lovely that you're sponsoring that child in Ethiopia. She'll love that gorgeous ornament you made her.

jannimary said...

What a great idea to use your leaders and enders to make your machine cover. It has turned out really well.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very creative way to use the fabric for your sewing machine cover!

liloca, liloquinha said...

Pedacinhos de tecido costurado com carinho!!!!
Muito show!

Bec said...

Love your sewing machine cover! Fantastic use of something you had on hand!
A beautiful ornament you made for Christmas for your sponsored child.
Very cool HEADS sign!
Sucha beautiful rose from Gina - you must have had a fabulous visit with her!