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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Early to rise........

Got up early this morning.  I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep so I got started on some sewing.  I didn't get to do any of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge sewing yesterday so I spent some time finishing of my first place mat.  I had the front done but needed to cut the back, quilt and bind it.
 Luckily I had a length of scrap binding that was perfect.  I am quite happy with this backing.  I will probably use it on the other place mats when I do them.  I had been planning to strip piece a backing but can you believe it.......I couldn't find the strips this morning  and decided the apples would do instead. 
By the time I got the binding finished my husband had woken up and it was time to start doing a few other jobs.  Once the jobs were out of the way I had time for a little more sewing before I went to my young friend's baby shower.  First I made a simple toy bag - the black bag has little green frogs on it and comes together by draw string.  After that I decorated three little bibs - I used the same fabrics that I used to decorate the little onesy.  I was in Target the other day and saw a display of cute little onesies in all sorts of gorgeous colours!  I had to get one but couldn't leave it plain.
I wrapped all the goodies in red tissue paper and put them all inside the bag that I showed you the other day here.  I am so glad I thought of using it for a gift bag!

We had a lovely time at the baby shower today.  Opening the presents was fabulous.  This baby is going to be so well dressed.  I am dying to know how many new outfits Junior was given today!  Every parcel seemed to contain at least two, if not four or five!!!  What fun to dress him each day!

Had a bit more time to sew tonight.  I made this ten inch star for the Christmas Quilt we are making for the Fire Brigade raffle.

And finally I have almost finished this bag.  In this photo you can see the completed bag on the bottom right of the book cover.  The book is "Sew Pretty Homestyle" by Tone Finnanger.  This is an Australian fabric with native Australian flowers on it and I really like it - the large pink flower you can see it a Waratah - they come in pink and white but are most famous for their red variety which is the floral emblem of New South Wales where I live. 
All I have to do tomorrow is sew the handles on.  Too tired to do that tonight!

Till next time........happy stitching!


  1. Oh I am loving your place mat. So glad you had fun a the baby shower. I always like to see what the new mommy it getting. Your purse is going to be great. The fabric is so pretty. The magazine looks like it has cute things it.

  2. I need to make some placemats like that that won't show the spills.
    You can't have too many bits of clothing for a baby. It has been fun to watch pieces of clothing go from my kids to theirs and then make the rounds of the grandkids.

  3. Doing the placemats is a great way to use scraps and do the challenge...You are so inspirational Jan-Maree !!

  4. Another very successful day! I really like that you dressed up the store-bought bibs/onsies and made them very special.


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