Sunday, August 02, 2009

Crafty Time: Patchwork Coasters

Keeping within the sewing category that I have been dabbling in, I have been really drawn to patchwork lately, and thought making some coasters would fulfill this need quickly. (So I can quickly move onto the next project!) Totally inspired by the coasters that Malka from A Stitch in Dye makes, I thought I would try my own but in my own style and colours. (I love her stuff, she inspires me to one day make a big quilt of my own. She is also one of the talented contributors to the Quilts, Baby! book that I am also in.)

Making these coasters was a good way to use up some of my off cuts and scraps of material that I can't seem to be able to throw away. I keep anything that I think I may be able to use one day instead of sending to landfill... environmental, people!

Made a little too late though it seems, as a couple of days before they were finished I left a tea cup stain on one of our tables. Bugger. Anyway, here are the four of them:

Oh, and I received my Ottobre sewing mags! I have already made a dress from one of them, I will take a photo and post it here soon. I am so loving sewing lately. I am loving making personal crafty stuff with no pressure to keep my shop stocked. I do want to get back into that but I sometimes cave under pressure so think I will wait a little longer. I have so many ideas and motivation for the future though.

Next I want to make little pants and another cardie for the nugget, and I'm also thinking of knitting those booties I recently posted about. I'll be buggered if I can stick to my "one project at a time rule", what the hell was I thinking!?