Monday, January 25, 2010

. . . and more sewing

I've only been briefly looking at the garden blooms as I have been madly sewing, but you have to love Double Delight - she is such a pretty Rose.
Second Hand school uniforms being purchased from networking with neighbours, and as an added extra thank you, I made a little Nichole Mallalieu Purse to put the money in. Love this little pattern, so easy to make and such a great result each time.
As I hadn't been out of my sewing room for hours upon hours, Miss Flowergarden decided to join me, and she started making a runner for her new dressing table. She chose all the fabrics from within the inner sanctum, and the funniest comment came from Master Flowergarden (14), when he said . . . "like, did you just have all those fabrics there ready to use?!"

Now I'm ready to start school for the year as I have made myself a new school bag,
Like my friend Ric Rac, I am now "Dead Posh!"

22 comments:

Andi said...

Dead posh indeed!
Love having all those fabrics "on hand". LOL
Andi :-)

Jodie said...

Far out you have been busy - I'd better get off the computer and get some sewing done or there will be no show and tell on the first day from me.....

Can't tell which bag I like best from here.....

rachelmp said...

Wow Annie! You have had a very productive holiday. Just beautiful

Jan said...

You are two posh chicks, all right! Love the bags, Annie - and Double Delight is one of my favourite roses; doing well in my garden along with Margaret Merril and Gertrude Jekyll. Lots of tiny dragonflies zizzing around today; lovely.

Lizzie said...

You most certainly are dead posh, gorgeous fabrics all of them. 14yr-old boys says the strangest things don't they, I have one here at the moment! I'm sure they live on a different planet most of the time.
Lizzie
XXX

trasha said...

Annie I am loving those bags, you clever chick.

Boys just don't seem to get 'stash' do they?!

WendyBee said...

I coulod hardly scroll past the Double Delight rose to read the rest of the post.
Needs to be a greeting card.
WendyBee

Thimbleanna said...

Hahahaha! I suspect Master Flower Garden would need smelling salts if he could see all of our stashes!

It looks like you've been good and busy -- and making some gorgeous things!

wonderwoman said...

love those bags - the fabric is gorgeous! its amazing how fabric can magically be found!

xx

picciolo said...

love the new school bag! And I bet using those 'ready to hand' fabrics didn't even dent your stash!
: )

Nikki said...

WOw - what a sewing whizz you've been!! Giving the new machine a good workout, huh?

LOVE the carry-all bag - great combination of fabrics!! And yes - the zip purse is always a bit of a winner - if I do say so myself.

Boys just don't get the notion of "the stash", do they? Good to see your girl has been bitten by the sewing bug, though.

Jenny said...

Dead posh indeed! Love miss Flowergarden's runner too and double delight has to be in my top 10 rose favourites-lovely sewing Annie

Calidore said...

Ohh Dead Posh indeed with those bags. Lovely. Got to love Miss Flowergardens table runner too - stunning fabrics. Good luck with school starting. Is it tomorrow for you? My kids are back on Monday - not that I'm doing the happy dance....yet!!!!

sister jayne said...

Good on you, love the bags! Great to have the resources to get creative when inspired. All systems go tomorrow. I will have to clean out a bag for a new start. I have been looking for the right purple for my project but none seem dark enough. Not convinced I know what to do so i will wait while ideas brew.

flowerpress said...

At least you use your stash! I seem to just look at mine! Great busy-ness, love the bags!

ozjane said...

with those yummy bags I almost wish I was back off to school with you....but then there is the heat..and the getting up early....there are the kids, yummy ..well by the end of Term 1 they will be...the other staff....friends or foe......
and back then for me it was dresses...or suits...the whole stretch sewing world of knitwit.
Oh there is one blue dress that I remember from 1983........know I Am geriatric...
Have a great year.

zoesquid said...

Great bags Annie. If only I could find the time to be half as productive as you. Double delight is gorgeous. Ive just started enjoying roses and will definitely put this one on the must have list.
Cheers

ozjane said...

You are clever enough to name your roses.......thought of you as I was making a smiley box that somehow did not work well....and there was space for the names but it would have involved walking out and checking a few. I think I actually scored a double or triple certificate Knitwit....quite appropriate.
I wish the range of stretch fabrics had kept developing but there were a lot more people making their own clothes then and someone probably decided it was not good for the clothing trade.....
I must do a little more some time.

Muddling Through said...

Ah, the beauty of maintaining a stash! Such a lot of loveliness you have there. Your sewing is so perfect! Love those bags!

Leanne said...

Lot of lovely bag action happening there. 14 year old boys just don't understand sewing rooms LOL. Good luck with the new school year.

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Alicia said...

Wow, they look awesome- I've recently made some little girls dresses with that fabric.