Many thanks to Wendy for organising our FNSI again this month. You can what everyone did here.
It must be a couple of years now since Wendy sent me these lovely Heart of the Garden fabrics as a thank you for taking part in FNSI.
I loved them so much that I put them aside for 'that special project' as you do, and there they have stayed. Earlier this week I decided that it was high time that I did some more crazy patchwork and I got out the box that holds my equipment when I am working.
What a sad sight! Ah thought I, I will make a nice basket to hold all my equipment and immediately Wendy's fabric came to mind. Two of them are perfect for fussy cutting and so I scaled up this Pink Penguin pattern, used some new to me In-R-Form to stabilise and hey presto, one basket.
The In-R-Form has worked very well and has made for a very firm basket. Another time I will use a larger seam allowance especially around the rim but otherwise I am very pleased with the result.
The two large 'pockets' on either side are open at the bottom to make them easy to hold bulky things in place. The four end pockets are all closed at the bottom.
While I was making the basket I read this post by Barbara, she of The Flashing Scissors, which reminded me that I have been wanting to make one of those little twisty threadcatchers for some time. Perfect opportunity and so following Barbara's instructions here we have my version.
So thank you very much Wendy for those lovely fabrics.
Now to this months FNSI. A few days ago I put together this patchwork base for a frame purse.
So my first job for Friday was to pull out some threads, beads, ribbons etc to work with.
My new basket by coincidence matches perfectly with the tray I use for my bits.
After a happy hour rummaging I was ready to go.
Here is my progress so far.
The postman has just been with this lovely book which I have been waiting to read ever since Sharon announced she was writing one about two years ago!
So with the temperature set to soar over 30 degrees this afternoon I am about to sit down with some iced coffee and have a good read.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.