Monday, October 4, 2010

September Sewing Challenge

With all the hard work for the roadside collection I've forgotten to post a pic of my completed September sewing challenge.  But here it is at last ...

Like many other people, when I get a free gift with a magazine, I put it away fully intending to 'make it later', but somehow it never happens - but now I've broken the habit of a lifetime.  I got this kit which included the dotty fabric and handles in a magazine earlier this year.  I didn't really like the design of bag they suggested, so I made up my own!  I love red, white and blue together, and decided to make varying sized yo-yo's to embellish the bag in this colour scheme.  Now  I have a unique and crafty bag to take out my crochet with me.  Fantabulous!

It's October and time for another sewing challenge - this month we're to visit a thrift store and search for treasures to revamp.  Look what my $12.50 bought for me:

I'm going to use the shirts to make a pretty summer top as seen on the blog My Gramma Said and I'm going to make the sleeves shorter, add some other bits and bobs to the white blouse and add some embellishment to the pink stripey hooded top (Billabong no less!) for my daughter.  No idea what I'll do with the flowery pillowcase, I just liked the pattern and it only cost 50c.  Should have some fun - wonder how much I will get finished? :)