Friday, February 16, 2007

Anna's Starrey Night Quilt Top Complete.

I just finished the top. I am very pleased with how it turned out - it really is as pretty as I remembered. It as I predicted gonna be a favourite with the cats. I had just laid it down in order to take the photo when Tigger sat on it and then preceded to wash himself. The only trouble with it is although there were quite a few scraps left, I havent got any fabric left for binding it. Hopefully I will be able to find some on Ebay.
Anyway tomorrow Doughty's come to town so hopefully I will have enough money left after buying all of the fabric that I want to buy some wadding.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

79 Pence Pyjamas

Just before christmas I saw the pattern for a really beautiful kidmohair classic dressing gown by Jennie Atkinson. Anyway I couldn't make up my mind on what colour to knit it in so, thought I would look in the sales for some really nice nightwear and get inspired for a colour that way. The sales came and went and I didn't find anything. By this time I had convinced myself that I really did need some new pyjamas. The fabric for these was sent by my aunt from canada over 5 years ago to make baby clothes for the twins. She didn't know that my mil is a pj fiend and the kids always have tons of them. So the only thing I needed to make me some pjs was some lace. I went to my local sewing shop and found the perfect lace it was 79p a metre but they had less than a yard of it and I needed a yard and a quarter according to the pattern. So they ordered it for me and popped the remenant into a bag for me as a little freebie. When I went back the lace still hadn't arrived but they had another that I liked - it was £2.25 a metre. They let me have it for 79p a meter (yes I do spend a lot of money there!!) When I started making the pjs I tried out the remenant and it was a perfect size. So I got two pairs of pyjamas for 79 pence. Bargain don't you think?

Anna's Starrey Night

I bought the fabrics for this quilt about two years ago and it has been stuffed in a drawer ever since. When I saw it I thought it was very sophisticated and imagined it draped over my sofa whilst I drank tea from a bone china tea cup. The chances are it will be a cat bed and childrens tent. Anyway I got it out on thursday night and started cutting it out. I am trying to complete it before the weekend as nowhere on the instructions does it say what size it is - therefore i don't know how much wadding I need. well that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!

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