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samedi 25 avril 2015

A Finish, WIP and a Giveaway!

Earlier this week Jenny of Elefantz shared this tutorial for her sewing caddy which she designed to sit over the arm of a chair.


With so many projects going on here  I of course immediately decided that I had to have one and so dropped everything to get started!
Fortunately I had to hand all the necessary ingredients. This Jenny of E stitchery that used the beautiful Cottage Garden thread that Maria sent me.

I also had these fat quarters that I won in a giveaway a couple of years ago. They were so lovely that I have been keeping them for just the right project.

That fruit fabric is gorgeous but sadly there was no info on the selvedge as to what it is.

Anyway, here is my finished caddy.

I made mine slightly larger than Jenny's so that it will sit nicely on my lap and also contain all the necessary for an afternoons sewing while 'watching' the bowling during the summer. Thank you Jenny, it's a great pattern.

I have also found some time to get on with my April Crazy block and have added some more seam treatments.

I am pleased with the way it is coming along and should have it finished by the end of the month.

So now to the giveaway! Next Sunday is my birthday and so to celebrate I shall be giving away  a collection of goodies - here are some of them.

That gorgeous floral is one of the V&A vintage florals collection and I am sure something delicious can be made with it using the matching spot fabric and the rickrack. If you would like to win these (and I am happy to ship anywhere) then please leave a comment below. Next Sunday I shall ask Mr RNG to choose a winner.

Lots of pink and purple in this post so I shall leave you with some more, in pictures I have taken of our garden. Have a good week.

13 commentaires:

Sharon a dit…

The caddy is great and I love the crazy patch block. That is something I have never tried, one to put on the'to make someday' list! The purple flowers are beautiful, is it a Wisteria? Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Xx

Sherry a dit…

I too wanted to make a sewing caddy when I say Jenny's tutorial. I will have to get to that soon. I like how yours is looking. I have a wisteria that has not flowered for us, yours is beautiful.

Anonyme a dit…

Your sewing caddy is really pretty and practical too for keeping everything to hand.
Your garden is looking lovely.


Rosa a dit…

The caddy is gorgeous and as always your crazy patch caught my eye.

Your garden is a paradise,so pretty flowers.

Have a fun weekend.

Do you speak or read spanish?

marina a dit…

what a great caddy, lovely fabrics.
great progress on your crazy block such lovely fabrics for your giveaway...

Allie a dit…

Ooh you made a gorgeous caddy!!! I love the Home stitchery you used to - it's on my unofficial list, lol. Your crazy quilting is so gorgeous, I could look at the details all day! I could also look at your garden all day - we had snow here the other day - spring is slow this year!

Maria a dit…

The colours of the flowers in your garden are so lovely and bright...gorgeous! Love the stitchery that you did with the Cottage Garden threads and the sewing caddy looks great. The laces etc in your April crazy patchwork block look so pretty! And how lovely of you to have a Giveaway for your birthday!

Baa. xxx a dit…

Well done you! The caddy is gorgeous! The Mother has been away for the weekend sewing too. But not a caddy unfortunately but a finishing a quilt and starting a new one - she was with 2 friends and they quilted all weekend!

Anthea a dit…

Wow Lin, the caddy you've made is just so pretty - well done on adapting to your needs with the sizing.
Your garden pics are so lovely
Thank you for the chance to win those gorgeous birthday goodies, please add my name in?

Paula a dit…

When I saw this at Jenny's blog, I wanted todo it too. And I will one day. But yours is so pretty and I do like that size. Your crazy April block is so gorgeous, wow beautiful color, it sure is a eye candy. Your garden looks like heaven on earth, it is a beauty.
How nice of you to have birthday giveaway, thank you for the chance to win.

Judy a dit…

I like the caddy pattern and your turned out quite nice! It's always inspiring to see your stitching projects and I love your block. Happy early birthday to you and I hope that you have a very special day :-)

Janet a dit…

Wonderful flowers! We apparently have some crocuses out - they are the first flower that we get in the spring - but we had fresh snow today today. That is okay though not the end of April yet so we can believe spring is still coming. Love your sewing kit. Such a pretty pattern. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway.

Bouts Choisis a dit…

My favourite colours are in that crazy block! It looks gorgeous.The garden is looking gorgeous too.I was particularly interested in photo number nine of the plant I know as "Queen's tears" (no idea if that is right!) but I know it as a houseplant. Is yours outdoors? I wonder if mine could do with a summer holiday in the garden - even in Normandie? Mine is looking rather sad - nowhere near as glorious as yours! Lynne.