Monday, January 7, 2013

Stitching-A-Long

I was really pleased when Chookyblue suggested making up some things from the books we had previously got for Stitch-A-Longs... there are lots of the projects that I wanted to do and just needed a nudge to start on some new projects!

It's great to have a blog where goals are set for you and loads of people add their projects and encourage me on mine....

The three books are Some Kind of Wonderful, Tis the Season and Red Home... I already had two of them and needed no arm twisting to get the Red Home book....


I started with doing the shoe bags as I was too impatient to wait for the new book to arrive....

Now for me to make shoe bags is a bit funny... I am not a shoe person... due to societies expectations I need to use them when I go out.. and I have these boots for my garden otherwise these old feet of mine like to be naked..... 


but I think the bags are gorgeous... I had some scraps of 'sewing' themed fabric and some large gingham in the cupboard.. and I'm very happy with how they have turned out..... and they will be great in the giftie cupboard ....


While I waited for my Red Home book I found these strippy pieces in a bag of scraps a friend gave me....


so I joined a few together... I made 8 pieces of fabric thinking I could do a few for the giftie basket...


the book has arrived and I find I have miscalculated what I need..... in fact it has cut out 12 thread catchers.....so  it's a bit of a production line here!!!


Righto, Gotto Go... back into the sweat shop I go....

38 comments:

  1. The green gingham makes a pretty base fabric for your lovely shoe bags.
    You're on a roll with those thread catchers :)

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  2. My feet like to go naked too, but those are very cute shoes on your shoe bags! Love the bright colours.

    I'm giggling about your production line - they'll make great gift baskets even for those who don't need to catch threads.

    Enjoy the pretty fabrics.

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  3. love those bags Fiona,lots of lovely thread bags to be made,well done Fiona.xx

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  4. Love the bags Fiona. They are gorgeous. Hugs,xx.

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  5. Gosh Fiona - you are going to sweep us off our feet over at SAL!! Great use if scraps though.

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  6. My feet prefer to feel free and easy too.
    Love your shoe bags.
    Oh my goodness you have got a production line happening with those baskets. They are going to be great for the gift basket!
    happy sewing!

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  7. Cute, cute shoe bags and I am anxious to see how your thread catchers turn out. I need to get that book or patterns as they look like great gift ideas. You do such lovely and fun things! Nola

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  8. Those fabrics will make very yummy gift bags. Tracee xx

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  9. The shoe bags are so pretty. Love those strippy fabrics that you found. I think that you will find many uses for those thread catchers.

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  10. I love the fabric you used for the shoes on the shoes bags, nice and bright. Those thread catchers are addictive!! lol.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  11. gorgeous work. fee;s so good as the pressie basket starts to fill again.

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  12. You are on a roll. Well done. I am still stalking my postie for my book :( but I do see multiple thread baskets in my future also. Stay cool. hugs

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  13. I love your shoe bags! They're so bright and pretty! :0)

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  14. You have some wonderful projects started and planned. Love those shoe bags ;-)

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  15. Those shoe bags are awesome ! Looks like you have quite the production going there have fun :-) hugs Sheila

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  16. I LOVE those shoebags - the fabrics and appliques are so fresh and bright and fun! I'm not a shoe person either - I'm happiest barefoot - there are a few of us around, lol.

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  17. The colours in the shoe bags are great. They look lovely!
    Good luck with the thread catchers.

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  18. Love the idea of a gifty cupboard. I think I'm going to clear one out here for just that purpose! Like you, I prefer to go barefoot (which provides my MIL with additional chiding material). Even after stepping on a scorpion while padding to the kitchen in the middle of the night, I still kick off the flip-flops and happily traipse around like a hobbit.
    Your shoe bags are adorable...and they would work for my flip-flops!

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  19. So you are addicted as well....LOL...love those shoe bags...

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  20. I've got to get the book!...those thread bags look like so much fun...even when you do need a production line!...and the shoe bags are just too cute! Xx Lea

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  21. Love those shoe bags. You will have a good supply of thread catchers to put into thegiftie cupboard - would be useful for putting all kinds of things in, not just threads.
    Hugs xx

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  22. Your show bags are just the cutest I've seen, so bright and cheery. You do have a production line happening with those thread bags, well done.

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  23. gorgeous shoe bags! Wow! loads of thread catchers but they are so great to do!

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  24. I love the shoe bags! Such bright and gorgeous colours.

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  25. I am with you all the way with the shoes, but those bags are fantastic. Have fun with on your production line, it looks very organised, and you'll soon have a lovely row of baskets

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  26. Ha ha, well you won't be short of gifts!

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  27. Love your shoe bags! Are they in Some Kind of Wonderful book? Hugs x

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  28. Looking gorgeous Fiona, you are a fast worker!! Hugs Wendy

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  29. Lovely shoe bags, someone will be very happy to receive them. Aren't the thread catchers great. So many other uses beyond catching threads too.

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  30. Cute little shoe bags! You could get in early for next Christmas with them.

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  31. You've just made me search for my Red Home book so I can get started on making a few of these thread catcher....shame on you enticing me to start something new LOL :) Barb.

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  32. naughty, naughty Fiona! Your beautiful shoes (on the bag... not so much the boots) have just enticed me to buy SKOW! And it wasn't cheap!

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  33. My goodness you are keeping busy! Love the shoe bags, and your production line, lol - pretty pretty fabric!

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  34. Your productivity is impressive, but your list of friends will be super impressive with all these gorgous gifts!

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  35. Oh my goodness!!! That is a whole lot of thread catchers!!! Love the shoe bags :) xxx

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  36. Production line sewing indeed! Nice fabrics. Feet are meant to be naked, society is just so tedious except that shoes do come in handy in summer when crossing hot asphalt!

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  37. I can't see those work boot fitting in those cute bags. LOL

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  38. the show bags look great.........love being barefoot.......lots of sewing there........

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