Duh! I forget to post this, but I did pick a winner last weekend…..
It was comment 32, which was from Ruth of Ruth Creates 247, who I am having difficulty getting an email reply from (perhaps you are away on holiday Ruth? If not, and you are reading, do please get back to me so I can post your apron off). Thanks everyone for entering.
On the photo front (because I can’t post without a photo), I made this purse for my Sister, as it was her Birthday recently.
The colours were all about using some amazing silk, left over from a door curtain I made, that I had a narrow strip of, for the lining. (The fabric and door curtain were also for my Sister, I should add, so she had chosen this amazing embroidered silk). It’s so lovely I couldn’t face wasting it, I did consider making the bag from the silk, but even lined and backed it is amazingly difficult to iron nicely, so I don’t think it would have looked very neat. The embroidery pulls as the silk, at you can see below.
The left over fabric strip was so narrow, I had to do some silly joining to get it to work, but it looked nice in the final bag.
What you can’t see is the inside pocket, which is lined in an orange-red silk, used for a border in the door curtain as I also had some left over. I know the fabric looks kind of bird’s egg blue in the photo, but I promise, it really is actually a pale green.
Lastly, I’ve been adding to my ever extending childrens’ book collection (you can just imagine how much fun it is sharing a house with me and all my stuff 😉 lucky M) and I’m hoping the book on the right is by Great Auntie Florence, she usually wrote under the name Florence Foster Brook, but maybe this was before she got married….I can’t imagine there were that many Florence Foster’s writing in the late 50’s.
That’s all really. We’re still trying to shift colds so there hasn’t been a lot of sewing going on around here and I have a Halloween project part done, if I don’t hurry I wont finish it in time, so best get a move on!