What's in the box?
It is my husband's stepmum's birthday and he asked me to make her a gift.
So I got to sewing and made her
Tilda Purse, from the book Sew Pretty Homestyle by Tonne Finnanger
This purse is made from Tanya Whelan fabrics. I am a lover of her fabrics just as much as Tilda, Moda and Leicen.. oh and others of course.
To pretty the purse up I used a Tilda ribbon across the front and a bead tassel made with wire. The wire is wrapped around the beads and secured.. pretty simple really but very effective.
I have been making hexies (shock horror!!) yes hexies. Im NOT a hexie lover,as some of my blogging friends know, but I have these plastic hexie templates that I purchased from HERE .. Kiwi Quilts here in New Zealand. These hexies are very quick and easy to make. I have made ten so far and have 35 more cut out. These could be used as coasters for Christmas gifts, the size I used for these is the size for a coaster but I am going to make them into a Christmas Quilt. I have used a decorative feather stitch to attach the backing fabric to the front of the hexie. I will use a large feather stitch to attach the hexies together. I hope to have it finished next week so come back and see the finished product. The fabric used for this quilt are from Basic Grey, I carnt remember the name of this years and last years fabrics..but Im sure someone can tell me.
Attention Leanne: You left a comment on my Tilda Stocking Post. I cannot reply to you as you are on 'no reply' to answer your question, the following link will take you to where I purchase my Tilda fabrics from
HERE .. this is Puddlecrafts in the UK
I met Sarah from Red Gingham the other day at Calico Christmas. It was lovely meeting up with you Sarah and thank you for being a Swap Angel and making your gorgous gift.
Also I met up with Loreen quite by accident, this was one of my Colour Swap ladies. Lovely to meet you Loreen, it is always nice to put a face to a name.