I know, I know, it's Monday and I have no shoes to show you. I am almost out of fancy shoes, so I thought I'd take a break for a week, show you what I have been sewing, and think about next week's Sole Monday offering. (It involves careful consideration and debate between the husband and myself, y'see)
I made a doll quilt and matching doll for someone I 'met' on Flickr. She makes marvellous knitted and felted thingys, so in return for these she is making me a wizard's hat and some knitted food. Yum.
I finished a baby quilt for a friend's little one. I can't say too much, in case she is lurking about and figures out it's for her...
The pics are rubbish, but I was rushing (both Ginge and BooBoo the cat have taken a fancy to this quilt, and with it being mostly white I'd like it to stay that way before I give it away - once it reaches it's new home I don't care how filthy it gets.
And I managed to do really almost perfect binding too - so I was doubly proud of myself. The corners are mitered perfectly, it doesn't wrinkle up in patches like every other binding attempt. I think I might have actually cracked it - about bloody time! (pats self on back)
I know it's not the World's most complicated quilt, but I am new at this quilting lark, and every time I manage to do something right I feel like I've just climbed a mountain, or something. Simple things, simple minds, eh?
Finally, a quick and sneaky peek of the doll I've made for Miss G's birthday (this coming saturday). She'll be 9. We were planning a party involving bouncy castles, water slides and lots of running about in swim suits outside. The weather forecast suggests otherwise. She doesn't want to do anything crafty (what's wrong with the girl???) so I am a bit lost with what to do instead (any suggestions will be gratefully received).
Anyway...here's her doll. And if I do say so myself, I think she's pretty damn fine. Will Miss G be impressed? I'm crossing fingers...
Only a couple more weeks before school starts again, I am secretly relieved. I don't feel like I have been blog visiting anywhere near enough, so I am so sorry for neglecting you all. I promise to be a good girl next term - honest.
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