I finished a set of 12 needleturned blocks for a friend....
Can't show you the complete blocks, they're for a sample for a new design....but don't you love the Tilda fabrics?
I went to a bag making/rug making class a couple of weeks ago put on by my dear friend Dianne who is super-talented. I chose to finish the bag I'd begun a couple of months ago. She showed me how to finish off the top, make the handles and a flap closure, which I finished by the end of that class.
However the poor old bag sat there 'naked' for a while so, as the weather's been cooling, on Friday I decided she needed a new 'dress'. I pulled out my lace doilies and bling and started playing with an outfit. I've basically chosen how she will look 'dressed' however I still need to find a few silk roses and some pearls and beads to finish off her attire. I think she's looking rather 'swish' don't you?
As I was on the crochet train, I decided to finish the mat I'd begun earlier this week. Using 1 inch strips of fabric crocheting them in an oval design with a size 12 hook, took no time at all. It's so soft under our feet, and all that 'ugly' fabric I swore I'd never use, came in handy.....
Then I decided a bit of stitching was well overdue. So out came the Snow Hearts and the last few stitches on the last block were done.
That spurred me on to some other stitching that's been sitting around....my vintage tea shoppe design.... (a new one to come out later in the year).
Have you had a chance to go and visit all of our April FNSI-ers to see how their creative juices flowed? Pop back here to click on the links.....you're sure to be inspired.
This month's winner will be receiving a surprise...... I will reveal it once it's received! *sneaky sneaky*
Mr RNG again did the honours.......
And decided this month our lucky winner would be.......
lots of secret squirrel sewing business happening at Susan's house! *wink wink* but she did manage to show us one little completion!
Congratulations Susan!!!! You're prize will be on it's way this week!
If you didn't get a chance to join with us this month, Next month is my birthday month so there's sure to be something special happening for May! Pop the date into your diaries.....May FNSI will be 20th May with sign-ups from 16th on the blog. Can't wait! How about you?
xox Sugary hugs :o)