Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Finished in September

Hi everyone,
Oh dear, I'm just getting worse and worse at updating this blog. Sometimes I think it is time to let it go as my heart doesn't seem to be in it any more but I do have some things to share so I'll just quickly load up the pictures.
Most of what I've been doing recently has been either sewing or knitting.
I made this bag from Anni Downs book The Simple Life



The main body of the bag is made using Essex Linen and the prints are Noteworthy by Sweetwater



Another little bag I made for some of my smaller knitting projects. This was made using a free pattern from the All People Quilt website they call them grab bags but I thought this style of bag was called a Japanese Knot Bag. Whatever the name it is a very useful bag and the pattern is one I will make more of.
There is plenty of room inside as shown here with my latest sock knitting project.



I made a Tilda sewing doll

Do you see the beautiful hand painted sewing machine brooch she is holding? This was specially made for me by my friend Yvonne in Australia.
Yvonne does the most beautiful hand painted buttons and brooches which she sells in her Etsy shop here She also has a blog where you can see many gorgeous examples of her work in her blog header

Another project I finished recently is this Atkinsons Designs Classmate

I decided to do a bit of a fusion of designs using one of Lynette Andersons along with a selection of her fabrics



Back view



inside lots of pockets made of see through plastic so you can see what you need at a glance



I also made a cute little travel sewing kit from a pattern I found on Craftsy. It is a paid for pattern called Go and Sew that you can find here



The fabrics are by Rosalie Quinlan and they seemed to be begging to be made into a little four patch pincushion to go with the pouch



Here it is open with the handy built in needle case



I'm afraid I have no finished cross stitch. There are so many finishes all waiting in a pile to be turned into something but who knows when that will ever happen.

Finally a few pictures taken recently





and I think that's it. I can't believe that we are already at the end of September. This year has gone way too fast for me and I suspect the next three months will go yet faster. I hope everyone reading here is well and enjoying the various crafts that you do.
Thanks as always for visiting.

Margaret





38 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my! You are so very talented! Your world is just gorgeous.

Yvonne W said...

You have many finishes as usual. They look gorgeous and I love the way you coordinate them all. The Tiilda doll has turned out beautifully with a glorious mop of hair. I am glad you are happy with the sewing machine. I enjoyed painting it.
Do keep blogging. We love seeing what you have done and it does bring friends together from all parts of the world.

Mary said...

I know only too well how hard it is to keep up regularly posting to a blog, but I am sure that like me many people would be very sad if we did not get to see all your wonderful bags, knitting and stitching. I am amazed that you get to spend any time indoors stitching when you live in such a beautiful spot. September's finishes are all lovely.
Mary

Christine M said...

What gorgeous projects you have been working on Margaret. Everything is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Very nice sewing, Margaret! I've never made bags yet but should try them one day.

The beach looks beautiful...but empty. Does that mean the tourists have left?

Cindy said...

Love seeing your finishes! Everything is so neatly done! Also I love your beach pics. Wish I were there:)

Margaret said...

You are amazing. I always love to see what you're working on. And that's where you live? So lovely!!!

Barb said...

Your bags are just lovely! Thanks for the beautiful sea photos!

Chookyblue...... said...

I am pleased that you still blog.........I love seeing all the beautiful projects you make...........

Mouse said...

ohhhh wow love those bags ... and your wee project bag too .... your tilda is gorgeous ... and love that button ... the views are delicious and don't you dare stop the blog ... where will I get my bag fix from ...lol take care and happy sewing :) love mouse xxxxx

Manuela said...

Your works are so wonderful.

Greetings, Manuela

Susan said...

I think you've been too busy sewing to blog! Lovely projects.

Carol-Ann said...

Such a busy September - bags, pouches and dolls all very lovely and your seashore walks beckon.

Julia said...

Wow, haven't you been busy!? Such lovely work. Love the bag in particular: really nice colours, and love too the Tilda doll, but it's all really nice - great finishes

Julia x

Lili said...

So many beautiful projects!
Love the Tilda doll, and that button is so cute!
The sewing pocket is fantastic!!
Happy October!!
Hugs,
Lili

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful beautiful ... beautiful finishes!! So glad you took time to share them all with us :)

cucki said...

Wow your work is just so beautiful
Hugs xx

marly said...

Your post started great and the projects kept getting better as it continued! Beautiful work and fabulous colored yarn. Then I saw that beach, but when I looked outside my window, I saw dark cold crap!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful projects Margaret, and Spain looks gorgeous!

Giovanna said...

What great finishes - congratulations!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Such pretty finishes! I love your fabric choices. I would be very sad to loose your blog, it always makes me happy when I find a post from you in my reading list!

angelasweby said...

What lovely bags Margaret. I especially love the bunting one.
There is always so much to see and enjoy on your blog, I can't imagine not having your blog to look forward to every month.
The Sewing doll is gorgeous. I adore her elegant dress and the stylish cotton feel ornament in her hair. The sewing machine really is exquisite.
The sewing roll with the plastic inserts looks amazing. Such a useful item.
I recognise that beautiful stretch of beach, the palm tree and the long wooden walkway. They all bring back glorious memories :-)

Carol said...

Oh, I hope you don't give up your blog, Margaret--even if you only post once a month, I so look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations. You are so very talented with your sewing machine and I love the little doll with all of her special touches :)

Happy October, Margaret--your blue sky is just incredible!

Andrea said...

No wonder you don't blog you have been so very busy making gorgeous bags! I would really miss seeing your posts every month.
Beautiful photos too ... it's definitely Autumn now in the UK ... I'm a little jealous!

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching Margaret as always and I loved your photos - I love Spain - next time we come I am going to make sure we come around your area x did the pattern for the booties etc, arrive safely xx

Sheila said...

How dare you even think of giving up your blog...you have no idea how many people would miss it. Even if you don't write a lot, the pictures are all drool- worthy :)

Caz said...

Lovely Tilda doll,,, and bags.

Anne said...

Beautiful purse and sewing pouch you made Margaret! You are so talented I would hate to see your blog be neglected forever!!! But I understand how it goes, sometimes it's just too much work to update and now there's IG and FB to show us things. It's just nice to have your creations described and shown in a journal like way. Tilda is beautiful too! Hugs!

hazel said...

Another lovely post well worth waiting for. Love all the projects you have shown especially the traveling sewing kit, how useful to have see thru pockets. The tilde doll is a darling. Thank you for the lovely photos of where you live. Hope you and Bob are keeping well.

Hugs and stitches,
Hazel c UK

Sally said...

Please don't give up your blog Margaret. I love seeing what you create as you are an inspiration. I know I'd see you on Instagram but I'm still on the fence with that and may not stay. Much prefer doing my blog!

You have been creating some beautiful things.

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely sewing Margaret. I particularly like the little bag with transparent plastic pockets and those snazzy socks in progress look interesting to brighten up winter!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes, congratulations

VALIE said...

All what you create/produce/finish is delightful.

carmen gutierrez said...

Me encanta tus trabajos y la Tilda costurera, te invito a mi blog que es variado http://cosasdecosturadecarmele.blogspot.com

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Meari said...

Such CUTE sewing projects! I love them all.

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA!
I'm writing to say how much I miss your blog entries and hope you get back to blogging again soon!
You always inspired me to be more creative and especially make me want to finish some of my many projects!
Hope you get back to blogging!

Follemente creativa said...

Mi piacciono molto i tuoi lavori, soprattutto la borsa.
Barbara

Shirley said...

I am playing catch up too Margaret and it is lovely to see your projects and cheerful photo's of the sunshine. It has been missing in action in the UK this summer.