...with a few projects using StampinUp's lovely fat quarters of cotton that I have been dying to have a go with.
1) First up, this is a design Jen-down-the-road has come up with for her church craft group:
this is not an instant project, it took me about two hours, but I love the result. I think I could do it quicker if I had completed the first tasks you should always do at the beginning of a project: clear away other unfinished projects and assemble everything you need in ONE place. Instead I must have gone up and down the stairs at least 10 times from one cluttered craft space to another. Hmmm, lesson learned (maybe).
2) Second, a table top bin.
At the same time as project 1, I made a second bucket, but put both ends of the handle on the same side and added a beanbag full of rice to create a table top bin. I've wanted one of these for ages. Both these projects and the next use Stampin Up's fabric "Summer Smooches" (125411), and some other scraps I had lying around. The dotty lining is retired SU fabric too.
3) Third, a dinky pin-cushion
This came to me at nearly midnight last night, and in a moment of madness, (that all crafters will nevertheless understand!) I decided to do it there and then. I finished at twenty to two, reader. What a chump! It's made from just 8 little paper pieced hexagons, aren't those buttons cute? I stuffed some lavender as well so it smells lovely.
4) Another little notebook cover:
This uses fabrics from two different collections from the spring catalogue: the embellishment is cut freehand from one of the "More Amore" bundle (129307), the quilted cover from "Tea for Two" (129308). Love that soft natural trim tape too! I have one place left on a class where you can make one of these on Monday 15th April 11:30-1.
There are lots more lovely fabric projects at this week's (and every week's) Linky party over at Marelize's, why not hop over there and check them out. Here's a taste of her beautiful work, I'm just in awe of the crisp precision she achieves...
I also have one more project to show you but I'm going to put it in the next post. See you there!!