Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sewing machine for the Sewing room Door and a pouch

I have had some spare time to do craft lately, which has been very nice and relaxing.  A blogging friend had asked if it was possible to have a couple of larger sewing machine brooches. When I got those cut, I had another idea. I had few more cut even larger-- as buttons-- and this is what I have done with one of them.
To hang on the Sewing room Door
I then got carried away and painted them in different colours--- blue, red, purple etc and they are decorated with poppies, roses and lavender. I have not had a chance to take photos of them and will do so next week and show them on the blog. As I have not had a giveaway for ages, I will have 1 to give away if anyone is interested in having one.
A friend came over to have a sewing session. As I am not good with the sewing machine, I thought we should start with something small. Margaret (Solstitches) had shown a link to Noodle-Head and the pouch tutorial. So that is what we made. The zipper was a challenge, but finally got there. I used corduroy for the base, inspired by Stephanie from Loft Creations to combine cotton and corduroy. Thanks Stephanie, I think the combination turned out well.
The pouch showing the lining
The base is made with corduroy
I have also been busy painting buttons for Marilyn from The Patchwork Teahouse in Warburton Victoria. I have a new ice cream button and I painted some of them.
Anyone for Icecream? ( I don't know why it has come rotated )
A Parliament of Owls (also rotated! very annoying)
Of course Christmas is almost here and I started on some Christmas buttons and brooches too.

Sleigh and Rudolph
Some Christmas Buttons
Needless to say, I have a sore neck and shoulders today. I tell myself to only paint a few at a time, but I do get carried away and spent most of yesterday painting.
We have had the most glorious, warm day today and of course it was best to be outdoors on a day like that.


Koala said...

Your new buttons are wonderful!! Will the Christmas ones be in your Etsy store? I'd like to buy some :-)

Abby and Stephanie said...

All so detailed and beautiful. I love the wall hanging with the mini quilt and your bigger sewing machine button. Clever. Awww, I'm happy to hear you played with corduroy. Such beautiful blues. Perhaps one day I shall conquer the zipper. :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne you sure have been a busy bee,love your buttons and your patterns,hope your shoulders and back feel a bit better today my friend.xx

Cheryll said...

WoW your buttons are fantastic. I'm off to your "shop" to take a look...
LoVe the christmas ones especially.