Friday, June 24, 2016

Better late than never.....


The first person I met in real life after I started blogging was Marina....  I felt very brave getting the train into the centre of Melbourne to meet my 'on-line friend'..... it's been a great friendship ever since.  Marina and I do the 'birthday' thing and always make an effort to send a special handmade item.

I was late for her birthday this year... but this is what I made...

Firstly I did some micro quilting using some embroidered cotton on some linen....


... and made it into this case ... its just the right size for a pair of glasses, a mobile phone, car keys and some money/card for when you pop off to the fabric shop!!!


. I made sure everyone knows who it belongs too with this stem stitched monogram on the other side.  I just love those pretty red tops of the clasp.


It's the first time I have done one of those kiss clips for the purse... luckily I have a friendly neighbour who has done lots of these and she gave me a private lesson!!  A bit fiddly with the thickness of the quilting ... let's hope it stays on...


.. I also included a little bookmark made from Anni Downs design .....

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Happy belated birthday Marina....

Righto, Gotto Go... my house needs cleaning ... then I want to sit by the fire and sew...

This block for Dutch Treat is done....


... now there is only 195 of them left!

19 comments:

  1. That is well worth waiting for, what a great way to use such a beautifully quilting doily! Love it Fiona!

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  2. Hi Fiona,wow I sure love the purse you made for Marina,it's gorgeous,you are so clever my friend and the bookmark is very cute,lucky Marina,hope your day is a good one ....

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  3. Beautiful thoughtful gifts, lucky Marina xcx

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  4. Just devine! A gorgeous gift and well worth the wait. I am mega impressed at your DT block! Stay warm....our fire is on too x

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  5. Beautiful gift you have made for Marina!! Love your DT block...on the way now!!

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  6. What a lovely gift! Well done on the Dutch Treat block, you are on the way now.....

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  7. So gorgeous....what a lovely gift.

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  8. Exquisite! What a gem! You do wonderful work, Fiona. Love the monogram work too. Such a nice touch. I'm sure Marina will treasure these lovely gifts. Great job on the Dutch Treat too. ;^)

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  9. Your gift for Marina is gorgeous. I love the work you do with the lace pieces.

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  10. Beautiful gifts you made for Marina...
    Lovely Dutch Treat block Fiona...

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  11. Such a lovely gift!! I bet Marina was thrilled to bits with it!!!

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  12. Beautiful gifts for Marina. xx

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  13. Marina was one of my first bloggy friends turned real life too. She's a lovely person and I know she will love this gift. Very unique.

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  14. All very lovely Fiona.....the bookmark is just gorgeous!

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  15. Beautiful gifts Fiona. I hope to get a closer look at them some time in the near future. She will have to sew it onto her person when I am around just in case I forget that they are not mine!!

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  16. Beautiful gift and a wonderful idea xxx

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  17. Hello Fiona,

    Oh My that purse is just so beautiful, quite tactile which I love. Would you do a small tutorial showing how the clasps were sewn on (please).

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  18. Marina's purse is just gorgeous....well done Fiona...xox

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