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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Pattern Arrived

You may remember that Melissa was having a give-away recently.  Well, I was lucky enough to receive this fab pattern from her today!!!  I'm often short of ideas of what to sew (that's probably why I make several of one item).  This pattern is just what I needed to give me something entirely different to try.  I've made cloth dolls, cats, mice and chickens but I've never made a lion or a giraffe before.  Also included are embroidered quilts and a bird (think I'll make him first).  Thank you Melissa, you are a lovely blog friend!
Next I'll have to choose the fabric, this can be the difficult bit.  Here's a picture of one drawer of my fat-quarters, looks very messy doesn't it.  I like to keep things hidden away because my craft room would look very untidy if I had my fabric on shelves, not like this blog, where things are so neat and tidy.  I tell myself it's because my craft room is small and I have so much stuff that it never looks really nice, I still love it though and spend many hours here.


Peggy said...

Hi Ann, you will have great fun turning out crafty animals. You should see my room when I sew just one project!I have to have everything placed around me so I dont have to move from the sewing machine!
I also like the room to be nice and relaxing I could not do anything in that sewing room you linked to the colours were blinding!
Be sure to take photos of what you make from the book

nic @ nipitinthebud said...

wow Ann, that's quite a stash. If it was too tidy you wouldn't want to rummage and that's half the joy with selecting fabrics. Jenny's sewing space is too gorgeous for words - I wouldn't want to mess it up by using anything!

melissa sews said...

So, so happy that it FINALLY arrived! I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather send my first international package to. You've been a wonderful blog friend to me! You have quite a nice stash to choose from. Can't wait to see what you whip up. :) Melissa