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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

A bit of this and a bit of that

A few finishes.
Before Christmas I bought a "poppet" kit from Nicole Mallalieu Designs. I love the end result, there was only one point in the making process that I had to worry about.
The part when it said GLUE.
Glue and I are not friends but I sat myself down at the kitchen table and said to the family
It all turned out fine.
I think I will use it as a makeup purse.
Nicoles instructions are very good she puts a lot into them, I can see myself making some more of these as gifts.

Poppet by NIcole Mallalieu Designs

Poppet by NIcole Mallalieu Designs

I even got around to making myself some little labels.

Poppet by NIcole Mallalieu Designs

Another enjoyable little project was the pincushion in Rosalie's recent book.
I love the kaleidoscope effect you get with this fabric.

Rosalie Quinlan pin cushion

Rosalie Quinlan pin cushion

and a bit of sunshine.



Susan In Texas said...

Hi Leanne,

Lovely little purse! I like how fat it is, it should hold a lot. So you overcame your fear of glue, hmmm, that's excellent. I, myself, had to recently overcome a zipper phobia, so I know what you mean. I'm glad it worked out so well for you.

And those pincusions. Nice! I don't think the kaleidescopes just "happen" unless you put lots of thought and care into them, which you obviously did. 8-)

Happy quilting,

Lissa Jane said...

Leanne, the purse is lovely.. I have a fear of glue / fabric combo as well.. I have made some tactical errors in the past and ended up with a very gluey project :o( I love your pincushion as well, you can't have enough pincushions - ever!

take care

nr Newcastle

Teresa said...

Cute pincushions and purse.

Renee said...

the pincushion is really lovely and the effect of the fabric makes it look so special! Well done!

Jan Hatchett said...

Too cute! Love the little purse and the pincushion as well. I just enjoy having lovely things around (instead of something that is functional, but ugly). You did a great job!

Sarah said...

Oh I love love love that purse!

Cicero Sings said...

Love both projects ... that little purse is REALLY cute.

jodie said...

Love your message to family - "Do not speak to me........" I can totally relate to that one. Lol.
The purse is gorgeous, as is the pincushion, as is the sun flower, love the perspective.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely purse. The fabric goes to it so well! Makes it look very vintage (O:

Shontelle said...

Gorgeous projects Leanne. I too suffer from the little known ailment stickaphobia. I always end up with little strands of glue from the glue pot, tube or brush getting tangled up with my project. If I wasn't such a lady, it would cause me to swear!

Stina Blomgren said...

Wonderful.. and I love your little label.. just perfect...
can I ask.. how on earth did you make that one.. printed... stitched or ....:O)

Sue said...

Hi Leanne,
Such a cute purse ... love the fabrics that you used. And that pincushion is gorgeous too ... well done!! Hope to catch up soon.
Cheers Sue

Lorraine said...

OOOOO....very nice...I am glad someone else has a glue phobia!

Jill said...

Ooh! very nice Leanne - I think I recognise that fabric from Hetties. You are very talented and so neat and precise. Love visiting your blog. Love Jill

May Kristin said...

Beautiful, Leanne! Both the purse and the pincushion! I've seen the purse on a blog earlier, looks difficult!
And again, love your sunflower pic!

Kris said...

Oh I absolutely love the purse. Such a lovely shape! The pincushions are cute too. And I want to know more about the labels too! (Very cute, love the font/writing!)

Shirley said...

Hi Leanne,
Love the purse and love the fabrics. May have some of them in my stash just waiting...
Lovely cheerful sunflower. Your work always looks so professional and tidy.
Love Shirl.x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous purse! You've done an amazing job!

Julz said...

Your sewing is so beautiful, love the purse and pincushion - the kaleidescope effect looks magic. Have a happy day. Hugs Jx

periwinkle said...

love the kaleidoscope effect - it looks really good , gorgeous sunflower

Levin said...

hahaha - for you it's glue for me it's contact!
contact and i are not friends. i need serious therapy and lots of valium after contacting school books. in fact, as part of my course i had to cover books - the first lot (hardcover books) were easy peasy - and then came the contact.......
i did ask at one stage if anyone could fail the subject cause they couldn't contact a book - lol
i love the purse though - it's gorgeous. i've been wanting to try one too but have been scared off. i love the pincushion as well.

Susan In Texas said...

Hi Leanne,
In addition to overcoming my zipper phobia I actually learned something new about zippers. The double ended zipper you noticed on my purse pictures is called... wait for it... a "purse zipper". I know this because I stood for at least 15 minutes quaking in front of an overwhelming zipper display identifying dozens of zippers that were a.) the wrong type, b.) the wrong length or c.) the wrong color or all of the above. I finally decided that something called a "purse zipper" would probably work since I was making a purse. 8) I went for one that was too long in a neutral color and cut it down 3 times.

Happy quilting,

PS Zippers are still kinda scary.

quiltygal said...

Hi Leanne love the purse I have quite a few of Nicoles patterns they are really easy to follow lots of details, still hoping to see you at febs stitching has been a bit sad here this week as Vals mum passed away weds night Ive known her for 30 yrs so its the end of an era, hope all is well with the family

Gina said...

Love the popper purse and the star pincshion. The fabric you used for the star has a great effect.

Love and hugs Ginaxxx

Shirley said...

Hi Leanne,
I wish I was fast enough to knit 3 pairs of socks but sadly it was just the one pair. It was however, No 3 from January's list - 9 more items to go. I have unpicked Evie's cardigan 3 times now, have at last got it right. Won't add so much next month and will follow Stina and put " anything else that takes my fancy" , think that will cover it.
Love Shirl.x

Jenny said...

That purse is just gorgeous and so are those pincushions-glad you survived the gluing:)

Tatkis said...

I love your creations - they are wonderful!
Best wishes,

http://DougJean.blogspot.com said...

Leanne when I was a little girl, my grandma worked at a 5 and 10 cent store.... and she would bring home all sorts of fun things. I used to love the coin purses she would give to me when I went to visit. Very much like the one you made.

dutchcomfort said...

I love the purse Leanne, so clever!!

And those pincushions are adorable. Those fabrics make them extra special!!

Christine said...

I love both your projects ... the fabrics are wonderful

Julie said...

Love the purse. The fabric is divine too.

Danielle said...

I love the purse! it's so perfect. Great blog, see you again!