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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

What work did I do? The Wednesday WIP

What have I been doing all week??? I feel like I've been sewing away, but have nothing to show for it.

I'm part-way through quilting my pink minkee.

I'm part way through 2 cross stitches.

 I bought some pink fabric to add borders to Mia's quilt.

I appropriated some of that pink fabric to make donkeys, that now have eyes and have been stuffed, but I'm puzzling how to add the ears without them looking odd.

I have also been thinking... This is always dangerous. And expensive.

I'd like to do some Christmas gifts. My two little nieces are hopefully coming to visit at Christmas and I'd really like to make something for them both.  Now obviously I'm thinking quilts, but I was thinking, what do little girls really like? Something fun! Something they don't already have. Something they can do, not just have. I love to buy kids books, but that's not fun (for them, for me it's a joy forever). And then it occurred to me, that one of my favourite things to do as a little person was dress up. So maybe I could make fairy costumes for the girls!! Think bright, sparkly, floaty skirts and wings with lots and lots of glitter. I can do that! And the girls are 5 and 7 - they'll still be into dress ups, right?

What else is WIP-y???

Well I still have my owl quilt sitting on a chair waiting for me to baste.

I also have Lashings of Positivity waiting for basting - I have a backing fabric, but now that it's not for Nadia, I don't know if it's the right choice.

I have a pink monstrosity that has a few lines of quilting and then it was abandoned. Even looking at it makes it feel like a chore and I want this sewing malarky to be fun!  I will finish minky, Mia and then hit this I think. I really don't want to, but it WILL be done!

Ok. So has anyone else got any interesting WIPs?

You should post them and link to Freshly Pieced... 

Talk to you all again soon!!
E

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've done heaps Erin! although I remember when i used to cross stitch you'd feel like you had been stitching for hours and hardly accomplished anything but they look great in the end. The butterflies are gorgeous.
    Fairy costumes are a wonderful idea for your nieces. I'm sure they will love them. I'm planning on making my two peeps the Melly and Me Hobby Horse if I get time! Hey did you get your $40 off spotlight voucher? Am going to spend mine tmrw.

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    1. OMG you got a Spotlight voucher??? I will have to race home to check my mail.
      I have ideas budding for another project and need more fabric (I'll blog tomorrow) and obvuisly need tulle,e tc for fairy skirts. Now I have voucher envy :-)
      My turtle is the Melly and Me Toby and Trip turtle. I found the pattern really easy to read and assemble. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for little horses on your blog .
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  2. That means I'll have to make them now won't I?? Lol. Yes I was very excited once i opened my mail yesterday. There're actually 2 vouchers. One for a friend but i may just have to borrow my mother in law's spotlight card so I can spend more! Is that naughty?

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    1. I've double checked my post, and I haven't got any vouchers :-( Oh well, full price it is.
      And a voucher is only worth something if it's used, so I vote to go for it!
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    2. They actually have a coupon on the inside front page of the catalogue so maybe you can just pick one up when you goto spotlight. I can't believe they don't send one to everybody!

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  3. Pink, sparkly, floaty, bright, dressing up? You're onto a winner there.

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    1. Thanks, F. I'm heading to the shop this arvo to get the fabric. Might need to make one for myself while I'm at it! lol
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  4. Dress up clothes are always a hit at that age! I'm sure they will love them!

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  5. That donkey is adorable! Good luck with the ears!

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  6. Your gift idea for the little girls is inspired! Have fun.

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  7. Thanks Ladies. I will post updates when I have them. Hopefully not too long a wait to see them all finished. And I';; take photos of my fairy skirts too.
    E

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  8. Oh, all the little girls in my life love to dress up too...that's a great idea!

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  9. Love the idea for dress up clothes for your nieces! What a great idea Erin!

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  10. Ahaha! Thinking at my house is dangerous too - made me giggle. Looking forward to seeing your little pink donkeys finished, they look adorable. Popping over from Hilltop House Creative Works.

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  11. Your cross stitch looks beautiful! Dressing up is the best! Great idea!

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  12. Ok, I'm backtracking to reply to all your lovely comments, now i have a computer, and I'm seeing projects that got abandoned along the way. I promise I'll finish my dressups and my donkey and I'll post them so you know I really did make them. i might even try my hand at tutorial-ing about fairy dresses
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