Friday, 6 July 2012

Finish - a - long Quarter 2

Can you believe that Quarter 2 of Rhonda's Finish a long is over ALREADY?  This year is going by far too fast. A sure sign that I'm getting old (what happend to 18 year old me?!).

Anyway, here is what I pledged to finish this quarter. This was an ambitious list for sure but a lot of things were smaller items that if I put my mind to it I would definitely acheive them.

1. Skirt Bags (a MUST finish)
2. The rest of the Jewellery Rolls
5. The cross-stitch. It will probably take like half an hour so just do it already.
6. 241 tote
7. Pencil Rolls
8. Keyka Lou Pouches
10. Hungry Caterpillar Pouches

I finished all 7 items. Here they are:

1. Skirt Bags - I only finished 1 out of the 4. I haven't blogged it yet as I am doing a tutorial on how to make Skirt Bags on Rhonda's Blog - Quilter in the Gap on Saturday. Catch it over there and all the other end of quarter tutorials.

2. Jewellery Rolls 


5. The Cross Stitch 

Creature Comforts Cross stitch

6. 241 tote 


7. Pencil Rolls


8. Keyka Lou Pouches


10. Hungry Caterpillar Pouches



Thursday, 28 June 2012

Whats black and white and red all over?

This 241 tote!

My favourite colour is red and I love, love, love red thread.




This bag was another item on my Finish - a - long list. Glad to have it ticked off :-)

Now I am off to enjoy a weekend in Portsmouth for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Will be back on Tuesday! I hope it is lovely and sunny!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Keyka Lou Pouches

Bear with me on this one. I made 6 of these pouches (18 photos but those were mainly for the webstore) so this may be picture heavy.







I was talking to Katy - The Littlest Thistle  on Thursday about the fact that I make a lot of things in one go (see previous post about jewellery rolls). I know that crafter etiquette probably dictates that things should be made one at a time and creating a "production line" of items is taking away from its uniqueness. However, I find that I work best this way. I have an AWFUL attention span and level of procastination. I can really struggle with that aspect of my personality. I find it easier for me to cut the fabric for many items at one time and then do a part of the construction on each piece at a time. I think if I didn't do it this way, I would probably only make one of anything because my attention level would drop after the first completed item.

What about you? Do you work better making one item at a time and then repeating it or "production line" style like I do?

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Last 4 Jewellery Rolls

When I say last 4 jewellery rolls, I don't mean ever. I have named them as such because about 8-10 months I cut out about 12-15 of these and piled them up. I did a lot of them last quarter and these 4 were the last of the pile to get done. As such, these were another item on my Finish - a - Long list because I was sick of staring at them in my WIP tub. SAM_0298 SAM_0297 I took these side by side as proof that I did make all four so it didnt seem like I was pretending to have made 4 but really made 2 :-p SAM_0296 SAM_0295 These beauties really are so versatile. The top pocket is long and has 3 ribbons inside to put necklaces on so they can hand down, meaning less likelihood of the necklaces tangling. Add to that there is a ring holder and second pocket at the bottom means a lot of jewellery can be held in this.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012