Asside from the Busyness I managed to make a bit of time for sewing. I am being taught to Quilt by my friend and accomplished quilter Manderley Primrose, who is such a great teacher, very patient with perfect attention to detail. Thankfully we are starting simple, I have hand sewn these pieces into pairs now and just about to start joining the pairs to look like the one on the left! Apparently I am hand sewing due to already knowing how to use a machine, I am actually really enjoying it, which I never thought possible as I previously did everything with my machine.
Whilst patiently waiting for my next quilting lesson, I made some mini scallop bunting, using left overs from cutting out my quilt pieces. It is 2 metres long and so simple to make, a small tin of paint was my template to get the shape right, they are now hanging happily in the shop.
There was a fairly big piece left over of this Tula Pink Neptune fabric, so I made a simple wrist bag pattern and turned it into a roomy little bag.
Desperate for somewhere to store my cutting tools and tape measure I made myself a craft apron, using cotton/linen blend Echino Bond and a few metres of bias binding. The pocket spans the apron and has divided up sections so everything has its place.
I am loving Iron on Vinyl, it comes in 2 yard packs, so you can just cut a bit off and iron it onto any smooth fabric to create a laminated cotton, the results are a useful wipe clean fabric, which is really easy to sew with and incredibly practical. I can finally turn any fabric into a laminate, which is amazing to me as there are so many fabrics which I previously wished were made as laminates.