Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Studio Time is Fun!

I spent most of the day in my studio yesterday and I feel so much better for it. Before I show you what I made with the teal fabric I want to share my completed Stitchery Roll. The inspiration for the roll came from the latest Australian Country Threads Stitchery magazine that came out earlier this year. Here is what the roll looks like when it is closed.
I used coffee-themed fabric for the outside. A perfect choice for Coffee Time Stitches, right?
I lined the inside with brown flannel for holding projects in place. I added a row of pockets for holding thread, a small hoop, scissors and miscellaneous items. The original pattern called for wrapping the end of the roll around a PVC pipe. I wanted a roll that could lay flat and be squishie if I want to toss it in a suitcase.
And now for the teal fabric. I made a Flirty Skirty reversible apron for the Hot Drinks for Hot Mamas Swap at Yarni Gras. This is the reversible side.
And, without further ado, here is the front of the apron. I really like the way the apron turned out. I know my swap partner will like it, too. It's going out in the mail tomorrow morning along with some other goodies.
I have Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday off. That means I'll be able to get some more serious sewing time in. I can't wait!

Sweet P


Pam said...

I keep missing the apron swap sign-ups!!

Cute cute apron!


Pam said...

Also wanted to say I have been watching how much time you are spending sewing and quilting...the hours have been going up over the last few months, I am hoping that reflects how much better you have been feeling as well.

hugs to you my friend


Sandra :) said...

Great stitchery roll - I bet it's going to come in very handy! And the apron is adorable - your projects are lovely, and very inspiring! *looking at my little stack of aida cloth, needles and floss piled on the coffee table ...* :)

Brenda said...

What a great way to keep things organized and handy in one place. You did a great job! I love the fabrics you chose for the apron, very nice! Have a great time sewing!

Solstitches said...

I had to go pull out my magazine and look at this project again.
I like your version so much better and might actually think about making it now.
I love the fabric you've used and think it perfect for you :)
What a lovely apron. Someone is going to be very lucky.


Rhonda said...

Love the apron...I was in that swap, too. Great job!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very nice stitchery roll and cute aprons.

Teresa said...

Both projects are so nice. You sure got that apron done quick!

Catherine said...

I love that roll-up! what a great idea. Will have to look for that magazine.

julieQ said...

Really darling apron, and reversible too! Good job!

Darlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous Paula!! totally love the colours.


Darlene said...

Hi Paula...

I'm not able to email you - comcast is blocking my email to you about the Secret Santa Honeypot Swap. I have your partner details ready.

a) can you add my email to your contacts to see if that works
darlene @ beesewwhimsical . com
(no psaces)

b) you may have to use a hotmail, yahoo or gmail email for this swap.

Hopefully # a) works... let me know how you go!


Quirky said...

The roll up is a gr8 idea and very cute too...as is the apron!

Rose said...

Love the stitchery roll, very sweet and the apron is gorgeous!!