Saturday, January 7, 2012

Got some pretty cool mojo happening here :o)

All small stuff …. but getting plenty done. I think that bit of time over Christmas without my sewing must’ve made me toey to get in my cave again  lol. Wanna see what I’ve been making??? Well I’m going to show you anyway ;o).
My gawjus DD in London sent me some beautiful Cath Kidston tea-towels with my Christmas pressie. January 2012 001Those of you who read my blog often would know of my love for all things Cath Kidston ;o). They’re much too pretty (I think) to be used for drying dishes, so instead, this is what I made from them …January 2012 011I popped a super-cute button on the pocket, and I even stitched the label back in :o) …
I also made one of these cute thread catchers that I’ve seen on various blogs. I wish I could post a link to the tut, but I can’t find it again!!!January 2012 022 And lastly … a new design from me, yay :D!!! This one I’m going to call “Dear Diary”, and as soon as I’ve written up the pattern I’ll do a giveaway. There are various versions pictured below, hope you like them :o) …January 2012 018 The first one I made – the ‘prototype’ lol …
A “Ghastlies” one …
love this fabric :o)!!!January 2012 029
One for DD Bear, she loves owls :o) – see her name in buttons on the red stripe??!! …
And a pretty one – this one’s my favourite :o) …
I’ve put a notebook with either an A5 diary or ‘To Do’ book in mine – but there are so many pretty A5 books around, you could put in whatever you like :o). These are SO easy to make, and I hope you like them!!
I’d better start on some pattern writing then ;o).

**EDIT** ..... Thanks to Karen I can now give you a link for the tutorial for the cute thread catcher. You can find it HERE. Thank you Karen :o).

22 comments:

Fiona said...

Love your new pattern Ethel darling !! Now that bag is really not your colour - I'm sure that you don't really like it..... I on the otherhand would be happy to take it off your hands - LOL (I am seriosuly jealous) You clever girl ! Hugs - Fee XX

Fiona said...

You have been very busy... love the bag - great idea...

Vickie said...

loove Cath kidson tooo..I have a bag to make up that came witha book cple years ago..I just love looking at the fabric-sad case i am..your tea-towel bag is gorgeous,love the button and your new pattern samples look WOW..way kewl,cheers Vickie

Marilyn said...

Such a beautiful bag, and a good way to use those teatowels. (yes, definitely too pretty for wiping dishes).
Bear's Dear Diary is so cute, and I also loooove the pretty one.
Happy New Year, Joy.
Catch up with you before too long. (like at the bucket of buckets class???)

Larissa said...

Loving your bag Joy!! What a clever idea to create a bag out of too-nice-to-use tea towels!!! ... And your book covers are gorgeous too ... I think I love the first one the best :) hugs!

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh you are such a clever gal :) Love your tea towel bag :) and those covers are just the best :) Hugs Vicki x

shez said...

Love your idea for the tea-towels,and your book covers are gorgeous,well done.xx

Sheila said...

What a terrific idea for the tea towels , really pretty bag and I love the notebook covers as well .hugs Sheila

KaHolly said...

Love the bag and the books. The thread catcher is adorable. I think the tute was here:
aspoonfulofsugar

Linda said...

LOVE your 'Dear Diaries.' So unique and pretty. Also your thread catcher! Lovely, lovely work!
Linda

By Hoki Quilts said...

Your bag is oober cute and made even cuter with the label being sewn back in ; )
What a clever chiok, I just love, love, love your new pattern and the thread catcher - mmm I'm off to surf google to try and find a tute for one.
hugs - Miche'le xx

Chocolate Cat said...

What a great way to use those tea towels, I got some Laura Ashley ones from my sister that I may need to do something similar with!

Milah said...

I don't know how you dream up so many wonderful ideas! Such a talent you are!

Christine M said...

You've certainly been busy Joy. Everything looks great. I was going to give you the link for the little basket but Karen beat me to it! I've had it bookmarked for ages but haven't got around to making one yet!

Sew Useful Designs said...

As always Joy - your designs are gawjus!!! Just love that Ghastlies fabric, too! And love how you found an owl diary to go in Bear's journal! Bootifuls!

Hugs sweetie!!! Glad that mojo of yours is pumping again!!!

Vikki xoxo

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

your new pattern is just gorgeous Joy...lots of mojo at your place...

Allie said...

Joy Joy Joy - look at that gorgeous bag - what a brilliant way to use those towels! Love it! Darling thread catcher, although my floor seems to catch most of mine....your diaries are gorgeous in all their variations, girl!

Roseanne said...

You have been very busy I have made a few of the thread bin. You can find the pattern here. http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/

Anonymous said...

testing before swearing

Barb said...

I love your blog and all that you come up with! I love the Dear Diaries-especially The Ghaslie one; love the green Ghastlie fabric, that is my favorite! I am so glad the link to the thread catcher was found I love that too! I have been a following for a very long time and am never disappointed! Thank you!

Michelle May said...

You are soooooo clever and make the most wonderful designs! Love them!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your Cath Kidston tea towels - they look too good to use! Thanks for the link:)