Saturday, March 9, 2013

A little finish.....

I made this passport holder for a friend just before the rellies all arrived...... 

The pattern is from Homespun (Vol 13 No 11)



nice and easy... I can see myself using this pattern again sometime.... although I didn't put in all the pockets



funky fabrics....

I made passport holders for my family last year like this one from Anni Downs 'Some Kind of Wonderful' and it was so lovely to see them being used when they visited......



It does make it so much easier to know exactly where to look for documents.

We did travel around a fair bit and since I can't stitch in the car without feeling queasy it is a good time for knitting and crochet - I got a few wash cloths done....


The green one is a bamboo yarn... lovely and soft ..... the blue and white are both cotton yarn but very different textures.

I just make a square  5" - 6" on each side.... perfect size for bodies or dishes!!  I just love the cotton/bamboo washers and use them all the time now.....

Another of my birthday gifts (from DIL and her mum - thanks Jude and Ruth!) were these lovely batik fabrics and variegated DMC threads....


I have traced out some of Michelle's stitcheries where I will use some of the thread ..... one of them is an alphabet letter from her new designs ... but you can't see which letter.... it's a secret..... the other is a Christmas design.... 


Righto, Gotto Go...... these stitcheries need stitchin'.....

29 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lovely passport holder. The wash cloths look good. Love those batiks & threads. Hugs,xx.

Melody said...

Great to catch up with what you have been up to. You always choose such delightful fabrics

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad you are back to work stitching. Love your wash cloths and your gift of batik fabrics and threads is lovely. I can't do anything whilst in the car...wish I could.

Elyte said...

Welcome back from your break with your family. Hard to say goodbye but what a birthday treat.
Lovely gifts, especially Marina's purse.

Lin said...

Passport holders are a great idea - I shall have to give them a try. Gorgeous batik fabrics - have fun.

Mistea said...

Always nice to see gifts in use. Those passport wallets look just right.
Love the dishcloths.
Gorgeous colours for new stitches.
Enjoy the pretty fabrics.

Anonymous said...

love those passport holders,i must make myself one,love the one with the pink on it,so cute and what lovely fabric and threads you got Fiona,oh i wonder what the letter is in Michelle's stitchery.xx

Tracee Perry said...

The passport folders are a fab idea, have fun doing your stitcheries.

Maria said...

Love your Funcky passport holder as well as the one from SKOW..
Nice wash clothes too.

Chrissie said...

Great idea for the passport holder and some lovely fabrics to choose from. I agree about the dishcloths, always useful, must try the bamboo yarn.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous batik fabrics, and I love the variegated threads too!

Hilachas said...

What a great idea for passports. I'll have to try making one of those, or more. The crochet wash cloths are also a good idea. You DO keep coming up with wonderful projects,

Sheila said...

The passport holders are a really wonderful idea , I know from experience it is a good idea to know where to look for those passports , lovely gift of fabrics and floss , I can see you will be busy stitching up a storm. You are lucky you can knit in the car , I'd be queasy doing that as well. Hugs Sheila

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful passport holder, nice idea for a gift and wonderful gifts that you received, will be fun to work with.

Debbie

Terry said...

What pretty fabric and threads you got. Seeing them makes me want to stitch something! :0)

Susan said...

The passport holder is very nifty.....good to have an easy gift pattern on hand. You are lucky to be able to crochet in the car. Sweet stitchery projects.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love the passport holders especially Anni's one...I made one of those too but not going anywhere at this stage LOL! Lucky you being able to crochet in the car!

Too many eggs said...

the passport holders look great....

i love the washer idea.....fabulous might have to try that

your designs look great, lots of yummy projects to come

Christine M said...

Your pass port holder looks great Fiona. You have been busy. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those stitcheries.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Oh now I want a passport holder...and a ticket for a plane ride to somewhere fabulous to go in it!...great fabrics, it looks like it wants to go somewhere fun...

katherine said...

Great projects! Enjoy your stitching

Susan said...

Love the fabrics in the passport holder - great. I cant stitch in the car either - but I can knit - fortunately - else I would go crazy on long trips.Good to have you back on the air waves.. -oops love the balis too!

marina said...

lovely fabrics from your dil and great that your passport wallets have been seeing some travelling.
lovely colours for your stitching, can't wait to stitch again, just need to finish this quilting!!
Happy stitching.

retdairyqueen said...

Love the passport ho;der Great idea and I love the fabric you have used
Nice to see you back

Anita said...

Hi Fiona,
Those passport holder are a great idea. I might be able to make some for us before we go on our holidays soon. Love the variegated threads, just too sweet.
Cheers, Anita.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely projects and fabrics, you have been busy stitching again!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Thats gorgeous Bubz......lots of ymmy things happening at your place..

Jane Galley said...

I love handmade dishcloths. Lovely to see such a wonderful mix of projects on the go

Deb R said...

Lovely finishes Fiona...your stitchery looks lovely and the variegated thread will be gorgeous!

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