Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Makes

Hi everyone, The months are flying past! It's the last day of September already and I really don't know where the time has gone. Most of what I made this past month has been done on the sewing machine but I've had a fancy to do some knitting as well. Just a little bit of cross stitch but nothing that is ready to be shown just yet. Anyway, on with the pictures! First up is a bag.
the pattern for this bag is this one by Stephanie at Loft Creations
I love Stephanie's designs. Her patterns are very easy to follow and always turn out great. Now anyone that knows me well also knows that I just can't make a bag without something to go inside so I also made a matching sewing bag and a jumbo pincushion. The fabrics I used are Pure by Sweetwater for Moda. The pattern and labels on the sewing bag are also by Sweetwater and can be purchased here
Here's how the sewing bag looks inside. The labels are ironed on and then machine stitched close to the edge.
No sewing bag is complete without a pincushion. This one was fun to do
I did a little bit of stitchery on the needle case for friend Sheila who is cat mad. The design is Here Kitty by Lynette Anderson
Inside the needle case. Fabrics used are Rhubarb and Ginger by Blackbird Designs for Moda.
Now on to the knitting. I've had a bit of an obsession with Ravelry this past month and have knitted two pairs of fingerless mitts
and five cotton dishcloths. All of the pattern details, yarn etc can be found on my Ravelry page
finally things that have made me happy :) A new quilting book
and a lovely Cath Kidston surprise in the mail from my daughter in UK
I think that's it for this time. I'm afraid I haven't been very good at keeping up my own blog or keeping up with my blog reading/commenting. I'm trying to catch up and will hopefully be visiting your blogs soon. As always a big thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment. I always enjoy reading your commentss and try to reply to them all. Wishing you all a happy October! Margaret

42 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Love all the items you've sewn!! They are so sweet...

Grit said...

Fantastic work. I like your case.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Vickie said...

What a pretty gift from your daughter. Such nice work you do! Just perfection. =)

Erica said...

My goodness! You certainly have been busy!

Siobhán said...

Oh my goodness!! You always make such lovely things. I love that Rhubarb & Ginger fabric!

Margaret said...

You are always making such wonderful things! Beautiful! I'm envious of your gift from your DD.

handmade said...

wow you made a lot of beautiful things enjoy !!!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love the new bag you made and the accessories are so lovely and useful. I especially love the labels on the pockets. What fun!

marly said...

I just re-pinned the photo of that sewing bag on Pinterest yesterday and searched for the pattern. Everything is so so lovely! I'm always amazed at your skill and attention to detail.

Jackie said...

Love, love, love what you're showing to us in this post! The bag is adorable. The sewing kit pattern looks to be out of stock but I'm sure it will be back. I love that the etsy shop also sells those cute labels to go with it!

I'm not a mitten person but I love fingerless mitts. Yours are especially cute!

Lili said...

So pretty projects!
The bag is amazing!Love the fabrics!
And the cute cats by Lynette??So cute!!

Have a nice week!
Hugs!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! You have been busy!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love the bag with matching sewing case and pincushion, the combination of blue and brown is lovely and just right up my street!!!!
Cute kitties too. :)
You have been very busy with you knitting needles.
Always lovely to get a CK surprise. :)
Happy October Margaret,
Vivienne x

Nancy said...

Beautiful as always Margaret! I always enjoy seeing what you are working on. I love the kitties you stitched for Sheila, and the shirt with the buttons is very pretty!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh I love the Lynette Anderson ... your blog it's very beautiful, sory bad English, but I love your stitching,

bisous de FRANCE

Caz said...

Ditto Sheila,,, Gorgeous,, gorgeous,,gorgeous!!!

Lesleyanne said...

You have made some beautiful items.

cucki said...

they are so sweet xxx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely post Margaret. I was on my way to bed and just had to look in case you had posted so I have something nice to dream about

I have recently discovered Ralvey and just completing a corner to corner blanket.

Love the way you have presented your dishcloths.

The present for sheila is beautiful and I am sure she loved it especially with the kitty stitched on it.

Love Hazel c (uk)

Roberta said...

Another darling bag and goodies, your work is always so well done!! love the little pin cushion real cute design. Your knitted fingerless gloves are very nice love the pattern, will go and visit you at Raverly.

Deb said...

Om my goodness - so many pretty things to look at. You have been busy with all those wonderful things!

Barb said...

All of your projects are so pretty!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love that bag with the sewing pouch and pincushion! Your stitchery is wonderful too!

Always love your post, you always have gorgeous things to show!

Hugs,

Stephanie said...

Oh goodness I love your Anna bag and the extra special matching sewing goodies you made to go with it. Your work is always so professional and your fabric choices are pretty. Love the surprise mail from your daughter. Button card heaven!

Dovilė said...

so wonderful works! amazing bag:)

Béa said...

What a lot of beautifull things on your lovely blog!!!!
Best regards...

VALIE said...

Ooooh, I love your bag, and the case, and the pincushion. Great job as usual. Perfect combination of colours, and the details are to die for.
Pretty present from your daughter. There is a C Kidson shop in St Pancras, I always stop there on my way back before catching a Eurostar back to Paris.
been rather (professionally) busy lately, but I'll write soon, promise !

Michelle said...

Oh my Margaret - the sewing bag (blue and brown) is the most stunning thing I think I have seen its adorable. What a talent you have xx

Katrina said...

Hi Margaret, everything you've shown this time is just wonderful - love the bag and accessories. You've been very busy. Just lovely :)

lyn briggs said...

You've been very busy Margaret. I love the Sweetwater project and those gloves are really beautiful.It's a nice book isn't it?

Tatkis said...

OMG, everything is so beautiful!
The bag set is adorable, and Kitty needle book - fantastic!
You knitted creations are lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Brigitte said...

Such a great bag and sewing bag. I'm totally in awe for them. And yes, the little things that make us happy, a new quilting book, some new fabric, a little gift. I also appreciate these things very much.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Margaret, I love everything you have made! Then again I always do!

Annik-Snor said...

You have made so many great things, love your bag with the sewingbag and pincussion. It was great to see all you have done.

lindsey said...

I have just come to your blog from Loft Creations. This bag is beautiful and so much work in all the little bits for inside. I shall be back to visit again!

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

What beautiful, lovely work. Just stunning!

Anonymous said...

Beautifull!!!
Françoise

Carol said...

Happy October to you as well, Margaret! I'm so far behind on commenting myself, having been on vacation for a week!! Just lovely to see so many beautiful things from you today--the sewing bag and pincushion are especially wonderful :)

Karoline said...

Your bag and sewing set are gorgeous and I love Sheila's needlecase. Congratualtions

Tracey said...

I found your blog yesterday and over the past 24 hours l have read back through every post, back to 2007.
You have created some wonderful items.
You have also unspired me to put some cross stitching on bags, thank you.

Yvonne W said...

What beautifully sewn and matching items-- I love them all.