Monday, 28 June 2010

Doll Quilt Swap 9

I was lucky enough to get a place on the extremely popular Doll Quilt Swap 9. We were notified on 5 June whether or not we'd gotten a place and then on 13th June the eagerly anticipated e-mail containing the all important swap partner details. Unfortunately I've spent the last few months concentrating on my British Sign Language Level 3 portfolio so I haven't had much time for joining in with the Flickr Group let alone sewing. Well my portfolio was submitted this evening and barring and major revisions I am now free to sew and plan and talk about sex (no, really. You should read some of those discussions over in the Flickr Group) and do all those things with the boys that I said we'd do 'after I finished my college work.

So... I have an idea in mind and it won't go away and there's no room in my head for more. I think I'm going to have to make it up just to get it out of my head. I has lots to do with these (the Lego, not the children)
I think there will be another version so watch this space.

Now a little something for the lovely person who is making a doll quilt for me.

If I remember correctly my likes / dislikes were rather vague with an 'I will love it just because you made it' kind of comment. Whilst this is all totally true I thought maybe my special someone might want just a little bit more information.

I love bright, modern fabrics with a hankering after Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley (in persimmon or azure) collection, Cosmo Crickets Cogsmo (it's fun, I'm using lots to make a quilt for my 3yr old son), lots of Riley Blake. Green / pink, red / aqua and hot pink / orange seem to be my favourite colour combinations at the moment, usually paired with white so as not to be too fussy. Having said that, I'm not really 'up' on all the new designs. These are just an indication of the types of designs / colours I like, not instructions on what fabrics to include lol.

I live in a house full of boys so anything girly would be a welcome addition to the house :D

I don't think I have any dislikes per se just that I prefer unfussy and uncluttered.

Was that any help partner? I hope so, a little less vague than my original e-mail I hope.

Final words of wisdom? Please don't stress partner, I really will love it, whatever you make.

More to follow but it's late here and I need to spend a little while figuring out why I can't seem to add pics to this post.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Birthday Gifts

These are my latest projects. My niece turns 13 today and she's very much a goth (or Emo, not entirely sure about the distinction) and Twilight fan so rather than the usual tenner in a card I thought I would make her something for her birthday.

I think this is Alexander Henry fabric but I'm not entirely sure as I bought it off Ebay. My Thursday was all about sewing these up and TJ kindly obliged by keeping himself occupied or sitting in the kitchen chatting and watching me sew.

Two clutch bags and a laptop case later (all courtesy of Oh Fransson patterns) we just needed to add a couple of pieces of Goth jewellery that Adam found and the gift was ready.

We delivered the gifts yesterday at her birthday BBQ and they appeared to be well received. Adam explained what the laptop case was for and DRH announced that it was going to be her new schoolbag instead :D