Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The photos I promised you ....

Finally - me and the camera, in the same place, at the same time! Here are the photos I promised you.

First of all, three of the four pencilrolls. I don't know what happened to the fourth one, which was all made out of Isadora Phoenix's Woodstock Ombre Dots .... I can't find it. Perhaps the Fatpuss has eaten it. (He went to the vet today for a weigh-in, and since he's been on a diet, he's GAINED four hundred grams. Four hundred! Sigh.)

But here are the other three. I think I like the one on top best, made from Birds of Norway fabric, matched with the orange polkadots.

And here are the fabric buckets I made, out of the Heather Bailey Bijoux Tiles fabrics. And at the front is the strange "boat" that I created when I sewed together the wrong edges of what should have been a bucket.

I blame the instructions, they said "fold fabric lengthways and sew raw edges together". Would you not think that means to match up the two long edges? Well, exactly. It's what I thought too. But no, when they said "lengthways" what they actually meant was "widthways". Silly me. So now I have an odd boat instead of a bucket.


And here are my doorstops all ready to be filled with sand ahead of the market on Saturday. It's been so wet recently that I think I'm going to have to dry the sand in the oven before I can use it.

And lastly, the piece of resistance from Rathdowne Remnants - my lolly pink / calomine lotion coloured wool and cashmere blend. I love it!

It's a very late Sixties kind of colour in my book, and I'm really looking forward to having a suit made, and then wearing it to my very conservative work environment. I love bringing colour into that place, it's like a giant injection of vibrancy into a dark, dark world.

9 comments:

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Thanks so much for my lovely parcel :) Great sewing you have been doing. Especially love the colours in your pencil rolls.

Christy said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and cute oddly-shaped boat/bucket! ha!

clare's craftroom said...

Beautiful things , I'm sure you will sell out at the markets !

Cravings Frocks said...

The thing I like best about the Birds of Norway pencil roll is the contrasting turquoise trim. I think it finishes it off perfectly.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I made a door stop exactly like that a couple of weeks ago. I just put some stones in the bottom and then poly fill the top.

autumn's darkroom said...

Beautiful creations, your use with fabric makes me jealous!

Jenaveve said...

You and your camera sound like Superman and Clark Kent! Or me and my husband ('the shiftworker') :)

These are fab, as expected. And my fave is the one with orange & white dots.

Now doorstops - this could be a good way to use up some of my red corduroy. Nice!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Hahaha at your Fatpuss gaining weight! He sounds just like my Gin Gin, who's a tad too big to really be a domestic cat. I think he's more of a tiger myself. And I love your boat- perfect for pens and pencils! Those door stoppers are so nifty, too- any chance of a tutorial?? :-) xxx

Katrina said...

Oooh, I love the Alexander Henry pencil roll- but your fabric coffin (bucket that went wrong) is a little freaky. Made me laugh though. Now enough procrastinating- I'm off to make tea before starting work.